The CTL is running workshops across campus throughout August to help instructors prepare their courses for the Fall Term. We’re working with each Faculty and School to find dates, times, and locations that best serve the campus.


Moving, Creating, and Re-Creating your course in Canvas

This workshop introduces you to the most important features and tools of Canvas so you can continue to move, create, and re-create your courses. It’s very important you Register for this workshop and confirm the course you’ll be teaching so we can create the Canvas shell for your course before the workshop.

August 4, 10 am – 12 pm in the Science Building – Room SCI 331 (Register Here)

August 8, 10 am – 12 pm in the Science Building – Room SCI 331 (Register Here)

August 15, 10 am – 12 in the Arts Building – Room ARTS 203 Nursing (This workshop is hosted by the School of Nursing.  Instructors from other faculties, Schools, and Departments are welcome to attend): (Register Here)

August 17, 1 pm – 3 pm – Room ARTS 374 (This workshop is hosted by the Barber School. Instructors from other faculties, Schools, and Departments are welcome to attend): (Register Here)

August 21, 1 pm – 3 pm in the Science Building – Room SCI 331 (Register Here)

August 25, 10 am – 12 pm in the School of Engineering – Room EME 4218 (Register Here)

August 28, 1 pm – 3 pm in the Science Building – Room SCI 331 (Register Here)

September 8, 9 am – 11 am in the Science Building – Room SCI 331 (Register Here)


Canvas Studio

These sessions are most beneficial for instructors who have already attended the 2-hour introductory session, “Moving, creating, and re-creating your course in Canvas” which focuses on Canvas structure, best practice, and navigation of the system. Different topics run at different times.  You are welcome to attend all day or you can come and go as we cover topics that will help you to set up the tools you wish to use in the Canvas environment. All sessions run in LIB 111. Please bring your laptop and content or you can use a lab computer and access files on your F drive.

 Schedule

You are welcome to attend all day or you can come and go as we cover topics that will help you to set up the tools you wish to use in the Canvas environment.
Time July 26 Topics Aug 9 Topics Aug 16 Topics Aug 23 Topics
9 – 10 am Using Modules Moving Connect
content to Canvas
Gradebook Using Modules
10 – 11 am Assignments Online Quizzes Moving Connect
content to Canvas
Assignments
11 am – 12 pm Gradebook Using Modules Online Quizzes Gradebook
1 – 2 pm Moving Connect
content to Canvas
Assignments Integrating Tools
and Technology
Moving Connect
content to Canvas
2 – 3 pm Online Quizzes Gradebook Using Modules Online Quizzes
3 – 4 pm Assignments Integrating Tools
and Technology

Studio Topics

Using Modules
This session walks you through the more advanced features and tools that come with Canvas Modules. Topics covered in this session include:

  • how to add, edit and reorder a variety of content to modules
  • how to use the Rich Content Editor features
  • to manage pages in the Course menu Pages link
  • how to manage files in the Course menu Files link
  • how to edit, organize and redesign your course to ensure your content presents well for students
  • how to set up and create your course homepage (making a good first impression)
Assignments
This session walks you through the more advanced features of Canvas Assignments. Topics covered in this session include:

  • how to give Assignments to groups or individuals
  • how to set up Assignments (Differentiated Assignments) for more than one due date and availability dates
  • how to create a rubric for an Assignment
  • how to grade online submitted Assignment documents using SpeedGrader
  • how to add comments and markup to an online submitted Assignment document
Gradebook
This session introduces you to using the Canvas Grades tools to manage the gradebook for your class . Topics covered in this session include:

  • how to add columns to the Gradebook
  • how to arrange and sort columns and students
  • how to view column information
  • how to grade assignments
  • how to view Grading History
  • how to export, import and mute/hide grades
Moving your Connect content into your Canvas course Studio
Topics covered in this session include:

  • a review of existing Blackboard Connect course content to identify desirable content
  • how to prepare and export content (all content or specific content only)
  • how to import content into your Canvas course (all content or specific content only)
  • an overview of where your newly imported content lives in Canvas
  • how to edit, organize and redesign your course to ensure your content presents well for students
  • how to set up and create your course homepage (making a good first impression)
Online Quizzes
Topics covered in this session include:

  • how to export quizzes from Connect and import them into Canvas
  • how to Manage Question Banks
  • how to Create quizzes
  • overview of Quiz Details (settings)
  • how to use Question Sets
  • how to accommodate special needs (ie: student requires extra time on timed quiz)
  • how to view results
Integrating Tools and Technology into Canvas (still under development)
This module is about how to integrate common tools into Canvas, including:

  • iClicker
  • Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR)
  • CLAS