Canvas Peer-to-Peer User Groups (December)

The Canvas Peer-to-Peer (P2P) group consists of advanced Canvas users who support multiple faculty and courses, including instructional designers and course coordinators. The group meets monthly to discuss advanced Canvas uses, investigate related tools and technology, and collaborate on a list of shared resources. Email celt-help@iastate.edu to join.

Participants must be established Canvas Peers before joining. Email celt-help@iastate.edu to join the Canvas Peers group.

These meetings are co-led by Gretchen Anderson (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) and Karla Embleton (CHS Online Distance Learning).

Grade Submission Using Canvas

The Canvas Gradebook is used to calculate students’ grades throughout the semester. Join us virtually or in 2030 Morrill for this workshop, focusing on using the ISU AdminTools: Submit Grades tool to transfer midterm and final grades to the Registrar.

Attendees will also learn strategies to ensure a transparent grading process throughout the semester.


Webinar, Grade Submission Using Canvas

Join CELT staff for step-by-step instructions and support for submitting final grades via Canvas.
The Canvas Gradebook is used to calculate students’ grades throughout the semester. Join us virtually for this workshop, focusing on using the ISU AdminTools Grade submission tool to transfer final grades to the Registrar.

  • Event Category: Technology Tools and Strategies
  • Event Tags: Canvas, grading, ISU AdminTools
  • Location: Webex

Register to attend via Webex

Webinar, Grading Tips & Tricks

Join CELT staff for practical tips on using Canvas Gradebook for efficient grading and transparency with students.
Attendees will learn to configure Canvas for various grading scenarios, use Canvas Gradebook filtering and sorting functions, control when students receive notifications of graded items, and increase your productivity in SpeedGrader.
• Event Category: Technology Tools and Strategies
• Event Tags: Canvas, grading, SpeedGrader
• Location: Webex

Register to attend via Webex

Webinar, Building a Quiz with New Quizzes (Canvas)

Join our CELT course design staff for this or a hands-on experience with New Quizzes. We will go through the following:

    • Building different question types
    • Highlight three new question types, available only in New Quizzes
    • Explore randomization of questions using Item Banks

Please come with any questions about New Quizzes question creation, and we will answer them during the session’s final 10-15 minutes.


Gradescope Workshop Series: August 2022

Gradescope, an assessment, feedback, and analytics tool that integrates with Canvas, is being piloted at Iowa State during Fall 2022. Iowa State instructors can learn more about this tool through a series of vendor-led workshops being offered in August. All workshops are being hosted by Gradescope.

If you wish to use Gradescope, opt-in, and participate in the pilot, please review the Canvas course and fill out the Qualtrics form that you are using Gradescope in your course.

You can register for some or all of the workshops on the Gradescope website.


Gradescope for Online & Hybrid Teaching: Online Assignments & Student Uploaded Work

This workshop focuses on using Gradescope with handwritten exams and quizzes and fully online assignments. Specifically, the workshop shows you how to set up assignments, grade consistently with a rubric, provide targeted feedback, and return work electronically.

  • Tuesday, August 2, 1-2 p.m. CST
  • Monday, August 15, 12-1 p.m. CST

Gradescope for In-Person Teaching: Templated & Bubble Sheet Assignments

This workshop focuses on using Gradescope with handwritten exams and quizzes and multiple-choice assignments. Specifically, the workshop shows you how to set up assignments, grade consistently with a rubric, provide targeted feedback, and return work electronically.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 12-1 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, August 16, 1-2 p.m. CST

Gradescope for Computer Science: Programming and Student-Uploaded Work

This workshop focuses on using Gradescope in Computer Science classes with coding assignments and handwritten student work. Specifically, the workshop shows you how to set up a language-agnostic assignment that can include a custom autograder, check for code similarity, and allows you to provide student feedback.

  • Monday, August 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CST

Gradescope for Existing Users: Advanced Gradescope Features

This workshop targets instructors and TAs who are existing Gradescope users and who have attended an introductory workshop. New features and lesser-known tips will be introduced and time will be left to ask questions.

  • Tuesday, August 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CST

Gradescope in Canvas

This workshop will show you how to take advantage of using Gradescope in Canvas, Iowa State’s Learning Management System (LMS). The focus includes how to sync your roster, course, assignments, and grades.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 12:30-1:00 p.m.

Gradescope for Multiple Choice: Bubble Sheets

This workshop focuses on using Gradescope to transform multiple-choice assessments with Gradescope Bubble Sheets. The workshop focuses on how to indicate the correct responses for each question ahead of time, which allows Gradescope to automatically grade all student submissions as they are uploaded.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 1-1:30 p.m.

 

Webinar, Explore the Settings for Student Accommodations in New Quizzes (Canvas)

Join our CELT course design staff to explore how to provide student accommodations using New Quizzes in Canvas. We will demonstrate the following in New Quizzes (Canvas):

  • Configure settings
  • Review academic accommodations
  • Introduce randomization of questions and answers
  • Prepare quizzes for use in ISU Online Testing Centers
  • Application of accommodations across all course quizzes and exams

Please come with any questions about accommodations and settings in New Quizzes, and we will answer them during the session’s final 10-15 minutes.


Webinar, Migrating “Simple” Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes (Canvas)

Join our CELT course design staff for this or a hands-on experience with migrating simple Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes. Canvas is currently developing a bulk migration tool that will migrate all Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes while importing course content from one semester to the next. We will go through the following:

  • Migrating classic quizzes without question banks or groups
  • Migrating classic quizzes with questions groups that are not linked to groups, reviewing the item banks created
  • Discuss preparation of Classic Quizzes linked to question banks

Please come with any questions about New Quizzes question creation, and we will answer them during the session’s final 10-15 minutes.



Feature Options in Canvas

Canvas frequently publishes updates as part of its release cycle. New Canvas updates are posted on the CELT website. If approved, Feature Options may be enabled at the account or course level in our Canvas instance. More information about the Canvas Updates Approval Process is also on the CELT website.

Each instructor can configure several Feature Options at the course level, so the instructor can choose whether to enable or disable the feature in their course. To learn more about enabling or disabling a Feature Option in a Canvas course (the image below is an example of the Feature Options), see the Canvas guide to managing new features for a course or follow the Preparing Your Canvas Course guide.

How to select Feature Options in Canvas course settings

For additional information or the status of a feature, please email us at celt-help@iastate.edu.

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