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Canvas Workshops and Training Schedule

Register for a Summer 2014 Quick Basic Training Workshop (1-hour version)

This session will cover how to transfer your materials (files) from SOCS to Canvas, and how to create assignments in Canvas.  This will allow you to quickly build the foundation of your course.

Canvas Quick Basic Training

Basic Training is a 1 hour workshop for those instructors who need to set up their Fall  2014 classes in Canvas.  Users will be taken through the process of transferring materials from SOCS to Canvas.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Transferring materials from SOCS to Canvas
  • Creating assignments in Canvas (dropbox functionality)

 

Date Topic Where From To
7/29/2014 Basic basic Training Library 5 3 PM 4 PM
7/30/2014 Basic basic Training Library 5 10 AM 11 AM
8/5/2014 Basic basic Training Library 5 3 PM 4 PM
8/6/2014 Basic basic Training Library 5 10 AM 11 AM
8/20/2014 Basic basic Training Library 5 3 PM 4 PM
8/21/2014 Basic basic Training Library 5 10 AM 11 AM

Canvas Workshops

These workshops will take participants through  a number of different tools and areas in Canvas.  The Basic Training schedule is listed below the workshop schedule.  For a full description of the workshop topics scroll to the bottom.

At this time, we are not planning on holding scheduled workshops due to low turn outs.  If a department would like to schedule a training, please contact us at canvashelp@tcnj.edu.

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Canvas Basic Training

Basic Training is a 2 hour workshop that will introduce you to Canvas.  Users will be taken through the process of setting up core components on their class in Canvas.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Canvas general navigation and use
  • Communicating through Canvas
  • Setting up your course in Canvas
  • Editing pages
  • Using the Modules tool
  • Creating Assignments
  • Grading with Speed Grader and using the Grade Book
  • Course Settings
  • Creating Quizzes (if time allows)

At this time, we are not planning on holding scheduled workshops due to low turn outs.  If a department would like to schedule a training, please contact us at canvashelp@tcnj.edu.

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Workshop Descriptions


Assignments

Length: 1 hour

This session will take you through how to create assignments.  Users will be shown how to create assignment groups, create assignments within those groups, modify advanced options within an assignment and how to make use of the speedgrader to efficiently grade and provide feedback for assignments.  The gradebook will also be looked at, as it is closely related to Assignments.

Recommended for instructors who are already familiar with the basics of Canvas.

Course Settings and Learning Tools Integration (LTI)

Length: 1 hour

This session will take users through the course settings interface and cover the more critical components for managing your course.  We will talk about the importance of start and end dates, cross-listing courses and copying previous course structures.  We will then take a look at using the Canvas App Center that allows you to setup LTI applications that will increase the functionality of Canvas for your course.  We will discuss what to look for when selecting an app and how best to evaluate them.  

Recommended for instructors who are already familiar with the basics of Canvas.

Discussions

Length: 1 hour

This session will take users through running successful discussion threads on Canvas.  Users will be shown how to setup discussions, create assignments from discussions and how to manage them during the course.  Best practices will also be addressed.

Recommended for instructors who are already familiar with the basics of Canvas.

 

Files and Modules

Length: 1 hour

This session will take you through the Files and Modules tools.  Users will be shown how to easily upload files to Canvas and how to organize and secure them.  We will then take you through creating and using modules in your course.  They can be setup in different ways, such as by topic or chronologically.  We will talk about the benefits of running a course using modules.

Recommended for instructors who are already familiar with the basics of Canvas.

 

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