Canvas Training Resources
Canvas Instructor Registration for On Campus and Zoom Trainings
Download May - SEPTEMBER 2023: Workshop Information
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Click here to view March-April 2023 Training information
Canvas Faculty Self-help Training and Guides
To learn Canvas at your own leisure and pace, we have created step-by-step help videos and document guides on how to use Canvas. You will be able to learn the basics of building your course, announcements, assignments, gradebook, attendance, and other great Canvas tools.
Digital Learning will be offering facilitator-led on-ground and online synchronous trainings on how to use Canvas starting March 22, 2023. Please use the links above to access the training session dates as well as to register.
Faculty Training Video Sessions
Session 1, Introduction to Canvas for Faculty.
Session 2, Using Canvas to Teach.
Instructor Walk-In Support Hours
To assist faculty with the transition to Canvas, the Digital Learning team is offering walk-in support hours for Canvas questions that require approximately 15 minutes of one-on-one support. Alternatively, instructors can schedule a 30-60 minute support consultation by emailing email@example.com.
April Drop-In Support Hours
Mon/Wed: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thur: 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Locations: SBET 114 and SBET 233
Canvas Course - "Growing with Canvas"
In addition to the Canvas training resources provided below, all instructors will be enrolled in a course site called “Growing with Canvas.” This online course contains short lessons and activities that introduce instructors to Canvas tools and features. Lessons are asynchronous and self-paced. Participation is encouraged but optional.
If you do not have access to the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set up your Canvas course in 30 minutes or less:
In this video, you will learn about the Canvas Dashboard, sidebar, Global Navigation menu, and course interface.
In this video, you will learn how to create and publish a new Canvas course.
In this video, you will learn how to customize your course home page, the first thing users see when they enter your course.
In this video, you will learn about the assignments page, assignment groups, and assignment creation.
In this video you will learn how to use the Gradebook in Canvas. The Gradebook allows instructors to easily input, manage, and release grades to students
In this video, you will learn how to import course content using the Course Import Tool. You can import content directly from another Canvas course by selecting the Copy a Canvas Course option. You also can import course content packages from Canvas, unzip course content files, upload course content files from another LMS, or upload a QTI file.
In this video, you will learn how to create and edit your course syllabus.
In this video, you will learn about course settings, including course navigations, apps and feature options.
Additional Canvas Tools:
In this video, you will learn how to view, manage, and send direct messages to individuals or groups of people using the Inbox within Canvas.
In this video, you will get an overview of Canvas DocViewer. DocViewer is a tool that allows annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. You can use DocViewer to view annotated feedback in the assignment details section of the sidebar from your instructor or from other students in peer review assignments.
In this video, you will learn about managing your notification settings for all courses and for an individual course.
In this video, you will learn how to use the Rich Content Editor (RCE) in Canvas. The RCE is the editor you will use when creating Canvas content items such as Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, etc.
In this video, you will learn how to update your Canvas user settings, including name preferences, prounouns, profile picture, etc.
In this video, you will learn how to access and manage files in Canvas. Files allows you to store files and assignments within Canvas. You can upload one or multiple files, view all details about your files, preview files, publish and unpublish files, set usage rights, and restrict access to files
In this video, you will learn about the Discussions Index page and discussion creation. Canvas provides an integrated system for class discussions, allowing both instructors and students to start and contribute to as many discussion topics as desired.
In this video, you will learn how to create and manage quizzes in a Canvas course. The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. Quizzes can also be used to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded.
In this video, you will learn how to create and manage assessments using New Quizzes in a Canvas course. Instructors can use New Quizzes to create quizzes using a variety of question types. New Quizzes display as assignments on the Assignments page and can be duplicated.
In this video, you will learn how to add and view users in your course in Canvas. People tab allows you to monitor student grades, engagement, and participation in your course.
In this video, you will learn about Canvas course announcements. Announcements is a tool in Canvas that allows instructors to post information and updates to all members of a course or a certain section of a course directly in Canvas.
In this video, you will learn how to create and manage pages in Canvas. Pages are a powerful tool for organizing the content in your Canvas course. As with any webpage, Canvas Pages can be used to contain text, hyperlinks, images, multimedia, and other types of digital content.
In this video, you will learn how to create and manage modules in your course. Modules are an organizational tool that help instructors structure course content by day, week, unit, topic, or outcome. Modules help simplify student navigation through a course and ensure a sequential flow of content.
In this video you will learn how to use SpeedGrader. SpeedGrader is a tool within Canvas that allows instructors to view quickly and grade students' submissions for Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes.
In this video you will learn how to create and manage group sets and groups in a course. Groups tool allows instructors to split students up into smaller working groups for collaborative assignment work and discussions.
In this video you will learn how to view and create events, assignments, and assignment groups in the Calendar.
In this video you will learn how to access course and student analytics. Canvas Course Analytics is a learning analytics tool that allows instructors to see general trends in course activity, assignment submissions, and grades.
In this video, you will learn how to use New Analytics. This learning analytics tool allows instructors to view general trends in course activity, assignment submissions, and grades.
In this video, you will learn how to create, search for, and manage outcomes at the course level. Outcomes are standardized measures to track competency or mastery in a course or across a program.
In this video, you will learn how to create and manage rubrics in your course. A Rubric is an assessment tool for communicating expectations of quality.
In this video, you will learn about creating and using the Mastery Paths feature in Canvas. Mastery Paths feature allows instructors to differentiate learning for students based on their performance on an Assignment or a Quiz.
In this video, you will learn how to use the Canvas Teacher app. The app provides quick access to grading, communicating, and updating—three of the most frequent course facilitation tasks for teachers through Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes.
In this video, you will learn about Canvas Commons. Commons is a learning object repository that allows instructors to share and import educational resources. A digital library full of educational content allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users and import learning resources into a Canvas course.
In this video, you will learn how to cross-list and de-cross-list sections in a course. Cross-listing allows you to move section enrollments from individual courses and combine them into one course.
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