Archives—July 2015

Introductory Canvas Workshop Series Available

The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a series of three introductory Canvas workshops at the beginning of Fall semester to help you get started building and designing your Canvas course(s). These workshops run approximately 50 minutes including time for additional questions.

CANVAS 101: INTRODUCTION TO CANVAS

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Log into Canvas and set profile and notifications
  • Navigate Canvas interface
  • Set home page, upload a file and post a syllabus
  • Create a basic page, module and assignment

ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES IN CANVAS

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Build the grade book by building assignments
  • Establish assignment group structure
  • Build basic assignments
  • Use Canvas grading features

PAGES AND MODULES IN CANVAS

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Build a course structure using pages and/or modules
  • Build modules and utilize module features
  • Create Canvas pages and link internal and external content to them

USING THE ICLICKER RESPONSE SYSTEM

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Setup and use iClicker in classes.
  • Use iClicker questions to check preparation, formatively assess understanding, and provide student motivation.
  • Guide students to register, setup and use i>clicker remotes
  • Download iClicker data into Excel and Canvas

VIDEO TOOLS FOR TEACHING & LEARNING

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use Panopto-Huskycast video platform as the repository of the course video content. 
  • Have familiarity with the techniques and available technologies (such as Canvas built-in video recording capability, Camtasia, Jing, Panopto-Huskycast Recorder ) to create, edit and provide access to video content in your Canvas courses.

You can see specific dates and times for each workshop offering and register on the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) Events and Workshops page. Individual consultations are also available for those wishing to address more advanced topics in Canvas, or who would like to work with CTL staff on other instructional tools, topics, and techniques. Find out more on the CTL’s Consultations page. For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop, where you can find out about eLearning Walk-In Hours, access online guides and tutorials, and more. This CTL Tip is brought to you by the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).