Month: December 2016

Fall 2017 Week Zero Canvas Workshops

The three part introductory series of Canvas Workshops, Canvas 101: Introduction to Canvas; Pages & Modules in Canvas; and Assignments & Grades in Canvas will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday of Week Zero after Winter Break.  This series will introduce instructors and instructional staff to Canvas and give the basic skills and knowledge they will need to begin building courses in Canvas.

We will also be offering an introductory demonstration of the new TurnItIn® LTI interface in Canvas on Wednesday of Week Zero.  This workshop will give those who use TurnItIn® in Canvas a chance to see the new TurnItIn® interface in Canvas and even begin adding TurnItIn® to their Canvas assignments if they wish.  You can read more about the upcoming upgrade to TurnItIn® in Canvas in Turnitin® Integration in Canvas to be Upgraded over Winter Break.

All the workshops will be conducted in computer teaching labs so participants can build along during instruction or try things out if desired.  Attendees can also bring their own device.  All four of the workshops are scheduled on January 4 or 5, 2017, and you can visit the CTL’s Events and Workshops page to register or find out more.

The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.

Submit Grades via Banner or Canvas and Coursetools

Instructors have two choices for submitting grades. They can be submitted electronically either via Canvas and CourseTools, or via Banner Self Service.  Banner Self Service is the simpler of the two systems. Instructors can simply enter their grades directly into BanWeb, click submit, and be finished.

Grade submission through Canvas requires just a couple more steps. It is often most beneficial for larger classes, and for courses where grades are already entered in Canvas or another spreadsheet program.  Grades need to be entered or uploaded in Canvas first, and then extracted from Canvas and submitted to Banner using the Grade Wizard on “Coursetools.” Those who have the correct letter grades for their students in their Canvas Total column can choose that column in the first step of the Grade Wizard by choosing ‘final_grade’ from the Change Canvas Grade Book Column menu (click here for directions), so there’s no longer any need to copy scores out of the Total column, unless you want to “tweak” them.

Instructors can contact support, access online guides and tutorials, get hours and location for eLearning Walk-In Hours, and access eLearning’s Grade Submission Information & Resources page for information and instructions on Canvas One Stop. Instructors and instructional staff can also attend one of the two grade submission workshops this week and next. The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).