Category: Training

CanvasLIVE! webinar this month: Assignments

Thursday, 9/26/2013

Join the Canvas Community Team for a CanvasLIVE! webinar this month. Our primary topic is ASSIGNMENTS.

CanvasLIVE is a free webinar series designed to give Canvas users additional training and an opportunity to share their knowledge with the community. Each session includes a brief tutorial on a Canvas tool or feature, focused demonstration, and a short Q&A with Canvas experts. Join us to learn something new and share your ideas and best practices with other Canvas users.

Find the schedule, more info, and register here:
http://guides.instructure.com/m/4151/l/140653


Respondus 4.0 Training Webinars: March 27 & 28

We’re holding training webinars for creating content in Respondus 4.0 at the end of the month, and I hope you’ll join us.

These free sessions are only 45 minutes long and are a great opportunity for those who are new to Respondus 4.0. They are also perfect for someone who has used the software before but wants a refresher.

Webinar: Creating Content with Respondus 4.0 (45 minutes)

– Wednesday, March 27th at 2 p.m. ET – Register

– Thursday, March 28th at 4 p.m. ET – Register (Repeat Session)

The sessions will cover the following:

  • Overview of Respondus 4.0
  • Using the Import Wizard to bring in questions from other sources, including formatting tips for Word files
  • Copying items from other Respondus files from the Edit Tab
  • Accessing publisher test banks through the Respondus Test Bank Network
  • Using the Retrieval Tab to reuse and/or edit assessments already in your LMS
  • A chance to ask questions

Space is limited so I recommend signing up soon! Feel free to forward this invitation to instructors, instructional designers, or other support contacts who use or are interested in using Respondus 4.0


Access your files anywhere, anytime with Google Drive!

When Michigan Tech made the transition from Huskymail to Gmail, we also gained access to an entire suite of Google Apps.  You may already be using Gmail and Google Calendar, but have you checked out Google Drive yet?  Google Drive lets you store your files in a way that they can be accessed from anywhere. Your files are always available online at drive.google.com.

You can also share files with others using Google Drive to collaborate on documents.  Anyone you want to share files with will need to have a Google account.  Google Drive lets you choose exactly who gets your files. Just share your file, folder, or Google Doc from any device.  You can grant others the ability to download and edit files you have shared, or share them in a read-only mode.  If you are sharing a Google Doc, Sheet, or Slide (presentation), everyone can work together on creating and editing the document in real time, and contributions can be tracked for each individual.

Those interested in learning more about Google Apps have several options.  The Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering a new workshop called Google Tools for Great Teaching, which will survey Google Drive and other apps, on March 21 and April 17.  You can also look over Google’s own documentation and instructions for using Google Drive at their Get Started with Google Drive site, and watch a video from c|net® called How to: Get Started with Google Drive for a nice overview of using Google Drive.

The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).  You can see what’s going on there this week, and register for the Google Tools for Great Teaching workshop, at our website.


Customize your Courses List

You can and should customize the courses displayed on your Courses list and user dashboard in Canvas.  Canvas displays up to twelve courses in the Courses menu on the Global Navigation bar on the left, and as course cards on your User Dashboard. This allows Canvas users to disregard any other courses not on your active course list.  Once users have more than twelve courses, they may customize that menu to choose which courses will display on it and as course cards, allowing you to then ignore any other courses that get pushed back to your All Courses  list and only use your courses list and user dashboard.   The All Courses link is at the bottom of your Courses list.  Once you have selected it, you can click the star next to a course to add or remove the course from your list of active Courses.  You can access the written guide online at How do I customize my Courses drop-down menu?  You can also see all your courses by clicking on Courses Tab on the left, then the All Courses link. For more information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, visit the Canvas One Stop page.


Tom Freeman
eLearning@Michigan Tech


eLearning Workshops for Fall Semester

eLearning staff in the Center for Teaching and Learning is offering introductory and advanced workshops throughout 2012 and beyond to help you use the Canvas learning management system and other education technologies effectively to support instruction.

Workshops scheduled for the next two weeks are listed below. Tom Freeman, Jeff Toorongian and Jeannie DeClerck will lead these eLearning sessions. Register at http://www.mtu.edu/ctl/instructional-resources/workshops/information-page.html to receive information about location.

Each workshop will include approximately 45 minutes of instruction with time afterwards for additional questions.  We also have walk-in hours from 10-noon and 1 to 4pm on Monday through Friday. Bring your questions to one of our eLearning offices, located in Library 223, 230, 231 and 232.

CANVASSING YOUR MIGRATED BLACKBOARD COURSES
Tuesday, Sep 18, from 10-11am

The purpose of this workshop is to help instructors start using their migrated Blackboard content within Canvas as quickly and easily as possible. In this hands-on workshop, participants will:

  • Locate migrated courses in Canvas that contain Blackboard content
  • Find Blackboard content within their Canvas migrated courses
  • Learn how certain types of Blackboard course content are converted into Canvas course content
  • Import Blackboard content from within a Canvas migrated course into a new Canvas course
  • Begin linking files and other content to pages and modules within their Canvas course

CANVAS 101: INTRODUCTION TO CANVAS
Tuesday, Sep 18, from 2-3pm
Wednesday, Sep 26, from 10-11 am

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 GRADE BOOK IN CANVAS
Wednesday, Sep 19, from 2-3pm
Thursday, Sep 27, from 10-11 am

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, MODULES AND FILES IN CANVAS
Friday, Sept. 14, from 10-11 am
Wednesday, Sep 26, from 2-3 pm

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Build a course structure using pages and/or modules
  • Build modules and different kinds of pages
  • Upload and organize files

BASIC QUIZZES IN CANVAS
Wednesday, Sep 19, from 10-11am

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Build basic graded and ungraded quizzes and surveys
  • Create different types of basic questions
  • Add questions from question banks
  • Use question groups and question banks to customize quizzes

USING iCLICKERS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Tuesday, Sep 25, from 2-3 pm

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Download iclicker software and adjust iclicker settings
  • Draw from pedagogical best practices for iclicker use as a means to enhance learning and engagement
  • Guide students to register, setup and use iclicker remotes
  • Download iclicker data into Excel and Canvas

Canvas Workshops for Fall Semester

eLearning staff in the Center for Teaching and Learning is offering introductory and advanced workshops throughout 2012 and beyond to help you use the Canvas learning management system and other education technologies effectively to support instruction.

Workshops scheduled for the next three weeks are listed below. Tom Freeman, Jeff Toorongian and Jeannie DeClerck will lead these eLearning sessions. Register at http://www.mtu.edu/ctl/instructional-resources/workshops/information-page.html to receive information about location.

Each workshop will include approximately 45 minutes of instruction with time afterwards for additional questions.  We also have walk-in hours from 10-noon and 1 to 4pm on Monday through Friday. Bring your questions to one of our eLearning offices, located in Library 223, 230, 231 and 232.

CANVASSING YOUR MIGRATED BLACKBOARD COURSES
Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10-11 am
Tuesday, Sep 18, from 10-11am

The purpose of this workshop is to help instructors start using their migrated Blackboard content within Canvas as quickly and easily as possible. In this hands-on workshop, participants will:

  • Locate migrated courses in Canvas that contain Blackboard content
  • Find Blackboard content within their Canvas migrated courses
  • Learn how certain types of Blackboard course content are converted into Canvas course content
  • Import Blackboard content from within a Canvas migrated course into a new Canvas course
  • Begin linking files and other content to pages and modules within their Canvas course

CANVAS 101: INTRODUCTION TO CANVAS
Tuesday, Sep 18, from 2-3pm
Wednesday, Sep 26, from 10-11 am

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 GRADE BOOK IN CANVAS
Wednesday, Sep 19, from 2-3pm
Thursday, Sep 27, from 10-11 am

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, MODULES AND FILES IN CANVAS
Friday, Sept. 14, from 10-11 am
Wednesday, Sep 26, from 2-3 pm

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Build a course structure using pages and/or modules
  • Build modules and different kinds of pages
  • Upload and organize files

BASIC QUIZZES IN CANVAS
Wednesday, Sep 19, from 10-11am

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Build basic graded and ungraded quizzes and surveys
  • Create different types of basic questions
  • Add questions from question banks
  • Use question groups and question banks to customize quizzes

USING iCLICKERS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Tuesday, Sep 25, from 2-3 pm

(Information coming soon)


New Canvas Workshop: Canvasing Your Migrated Blackboard Course

The eLearning staff in the Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a new workshop for instructors who would like to use migrated Blackboard content in their courses in Canvas, the university’s new learning management system (available at courses.mtu.edu). At this time, you now have two types of new IT-generated Canvas courses: official Fall Semester courses and courses with content migrated from your old Blackboard courses. 

Instructors can elect to build their courses from scratch or use their migrated Blackboard content. If you had a lot of content in your Blackboard courses (such as quizzes, assignments and files for example) and would like to use this migrated content in Canvas courses, this may be a helpful workshop for you.This workshop will help you start using your migrated Blackboard content as quickly and easily as possible.

In this hands-on workshop, you will:

  • Locate migrated courses in Canvas that contain Blackboard content
  • Find Blackboard content within your Canvas migrated courses
  • Learn how certain types of Blackboard course content are converted into Canvas course content
  • Import Blackboard content from within a Canvas migrated course into a new Canvas course
  • Begin linking files and other content to pages and modules within your Canvas course

The first workshop for Canvasing Your Migrated Blackboard Course will be held on Tuesday, August 14 from 10 to 11am. Please note that we recommend that you attend one of eLearning’s Canvas 101 workshops before you continue building your courses in Canvas.

Please refer to the Upcoming Workshops post in this eLearning blog (http://blogs.mtu.edu/elearning) for information and date/times for all Canvas workshops, which are taught by eLearning instructors Tom Freeman, Jeff Toorongian and Jeannie DeClerck. To register for workshops, send an email to elearning@mtu.edu with the workshop topic/date of interest.


Upcoming Workshops

eLearning is offering introductory and advanced workshops throughout 2012 and beyond to help you use the Canvas learning management system effectively to support instruction.

Workshops scheduled for the next three weeks are listed below. Tom Freeman, Jeff Toorongian and Jeannie DeClerck will lead these eLearning sessions in the Library’s instruction rooms, located on the second floor behind the elevator near the skyway to Rekhi Hall. Please email us at elearning@mtu.eduto register.

Each workshop will include approximately 45 minutes of instruction with time afterwards for additional questions.  We also have walk-in hours in Room 223 for the summer: 10-noon and 1 to 3pm from Monday through Thursday.

CANVASING YOUR MIGRATED BLACKBOARD COURSES
Tuesday, Aug 27, from 10-11am
Friday, Aug 31, from 2-3pm
Wednesday, Sep 5, from 10-11am

The purpose of this workshop is to help instructors start using their migrated Blackboard content within Canvas as quickly and easily as possible. In this hands-on workshop, participants will:

  • Locate migrated courses in Canvas that contain Blackboard content
  • Find Blackboard content within their Canvas migrated courses
  • Learn how certain types of Blackboard course content are converted into Canvas course content
  • Import Blackboard content from within a Canvas migrated course into a new Canvas course
  • Begin linking files and other content to pages and modules within their Canvas course

CANVAS 101: INTRODUCTION TO CANVAS
Monday, Aug 27, from 2-3pm
Tuesday, Aug 28, from 10-11am
Wednesday, Aug 29, from 10-11am
Thursday, Aug 30, from 2-3pm
Tuesday, Sep 4, from 2-3pm
Wednesday, Sep 5, from 2-3pm
Thursday, Sep 6, from 10-11am

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 GRADE BOOK IN CANVAS
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2-3pm
Thursday, Sep 6, 2-3pm

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, MODULES AND FILES IN CANVAS
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2-3pm

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Build a course structure using pages and/or modules
  • Build modules and different kinds of pages
  • Upload and organize files

BASIC QUIZZES IN CANVAS
Thursday, Aug 23, 2-3 pm
Thursday, Aug 30, 10-11am

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Build basic graded and ungraded quizzes and surveys
  • Create different types of basic questions
  • Add questions from question banks
  • Use question groups and question banks to customize quizzes


Canvas Workshops: July 9-20

eLearning is offering introductory and advanced workshops throughout 2012 and beyond to help you use the Canvas learning management system effectively to support instruction.

Upcoming workshops are scheduled below. Email us at elearning@mtu.edu to register for these workshops.

CANVAS 101: INTRODUCTION TO CANVAS

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2-3 pm
  • Monday, July 16, 2-3 pm

    ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADE BOOK IN CANVAS

    • Wednesday, July 18, 10-11 am

    PAGES, MODULES AND FILES IN CANVAS

      • Monday, July 9, 2-3 pm