August Canvas Training for Faculty
Canvas Basics Parts 1, 2, and 3 will guide instructors through the most fundamental features and use of Canvas, whether the courses are online, hybrid, or face-to-face. Canvas Basics Part 1 will be held in VINI 107 during the week of Aug. 1-5.
All three parts of the Canvas Basics training sessions will be hands-on. I will be demonstrating how to do things in Canvas, then giving you time to try them. With that in mind, please bring a flash drive loaded with the following materials to the Canvas Basics Part 1 training session:
- Your current syllabus (or a recent one if you have not yet updated it) saved as a Word file
- A photograph (saved as a jpeg file), a photo of you or of something else
- A short PowerPoint (this can be just a couple of slide with some text)
- A PDF of an article (any article)
- You may also want to bring a pen and paper for notes.
Canvas Basics Part 1 will cover:
Navigating the Canvas interface
Setting up the course Home Page
Managing content migrated over from Blackboard
Utilizing the Canvas Calendar and Syllabus
Getting organized with Modules
Establishing scope and sequence using Modules
Basic Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes set up
Building content using the Rich Content Editor
Part 1 dates and times:
Monday, Aug. 1 is FULL.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Canvas Basics Part 2 will cover:
Going deeper into Pages, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes
Adding useful apps to your Rich Content Editor and how to use the apps
The Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader
Creating Assignment Groups and Weighted Grading
What, why, and how you should hide items from students
Why you should use Canvas in your face-to-face classes
Canvas Basics Part 2
Monday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
As seating is limited to 15 per session, please reserve you spot by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot make any of these times, you can always set up one-on-one Canvas training. Just e-mail me at email@example.com and we can schedule sessions that are convenient for you. For the full schedule, please visit http://www.niagara.edu/instructional-support-events/.