4 Ways to Engage in the Canvas-led Faculty and Staff Training (Sept. 5 and 6)

There are four ways for faculty and staff to engage in this Canvas-led training:

  • Attend the face-to-face program: Register to participate in the face-to-face program through the Learn@ISU website. (Space is limited).
  • Live webcast: Participate in the live webcast, hosted by CELT Online Learning Innovation Hub staff members, by registering through the Learn@ISU website. The live webcast space will be used as an overflow for the face-to-face program; therefore, space is limited.
  • View the live webcast on your own: If you would prefer to view the Canvas-led workshops on your own, you may access the unique live Zoom links via the ISU MyCanvas Training site. Note: This is a training resource only accessible to Iowa State University members. Each workshop has a unique Zoom link to view a training session synchronously on your own. If you need assistance connecting via Zoom visit Zoom’s Support website or contact ISU’s Solution Center at 515-294-4000..
  • View a recording: Recordings will be made available via the ISU MyCanvas Training course site following the event.

Prerequisites: To provide a baseline of content knowledge in the platform, attendees are asked to watch the two Welcome to Canvas video recordings

Tuesday, September 5

Registration, Location, and Online Viewing
Register via Learn@ISU website for Face-to-Face session in 206 Durham with a Live webcast in 253 Durham; or if you would prefer to view on your own, access the unique live Zoom links via the ISU MyCanvas Training site.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Modules & File Management
Modules & File Management will teach participants how to create flow within a course by organizing and structuring content with the Modules tool. Instructors will explore how to create and manage content modules, leverage progress monitoring capabilities, control access to content,  to scaffold student access to course content.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Communication & Collaboration
Communication & Collaboration introduces participants to the communication tools, such as the Inbox and Calendar; as well as, collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaboration tool, and web conferencing using the Big Blue Button. Participants will see how these tools can be used to infuse interactivity and cooperation in their classes.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Assignments & Discussions
Assignments and Discussions provides users with a detailed exploration of all the options and use cases for these tools in Canvas. Participants will create and manage Assignment groups, organize their Assignment index, and work to develop cohesive assignments for their courses. Users will explore assignment settings, applications, and tools.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Grading & Assessment
Explore the interface of the Canvas gradebook from the instructor and student perspectives. Participants will experience the power of the Speedgrader and the various ways it can be used to provide timely and detailed feedback for students while making the grading process more efficient and enjoyable.

Wednesday, September 6

Registration, Location, and Online Viewing
Register via Learn@ISU website for Face-to-Face session in 206 Durham with a Live webcast in116 Durham; or if you would prefer to view on your own, access the unique live Zoom links via the ISU MyCanvas Training site.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Assignments & Discussions
Assignments and Discussions provides users with a detailed exploration of all the options and use cases for these tools in Canvas. Participants will create and manage Assignment groups, organize their Assignment index, and work to develop cohesive assignments for their courses. Users will explore assignment settings, applications, and tools.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Grading & Assessment
Explore the interface of the Canvas gradebook from the instructor and student perspectives. Participants will experience the power of the Speedgrader and the various ways it can be used to provide timely and detailed feedback for students while making the grading process more efficient and enjoyable.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Quizzes & Question Banks
Quizzes and question banks will prepare instructors to use the quizzing tool in Canvas. Users will learn how to customize quiz settings and differentiate assessment windows to students. A variety of quiz question types will be explored, and participants will have the opportunity to view example quizzes and use cases.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Modules & File Management
Modules & File Management will teach participants how to create flow within a course by organizing and structuring content with the Modules tool. Instructors will explore how to create and manage content modules, leverage progress monitoring capabilities, control access to content,  to scaffold student access to course content.