Canvas Training Schedule

Canvas - Session 1 - Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) Introduction

Objective:
Participants will learn to: Navigate Canvas Customize Settings
Description:
In this 30 minute session, you will learn how to access Canvas, customize the Dashboard, find your Course, set Notifications, organize the Navigation Menu and use the Canvas Guides. Session Pre-work: Please review Where can I find a list of Canvas terminology? Make sure you have access to at least one Canvas course as a teacher. If you need access to a course as a teacher please contact Elizabeth Farrar at farrarem@miamioh.edu before the date of the session.

This is a hands-on session so come prepared with your computer!

Skills To Be Attained:
Navigate Canvas Customize Settings

Canvas - Session 2 - Canvas Content - Add Content and Niihka Migration

Recommended Prerequisites: 

Canvas - Level 1 Canvas First Steps
Canvas - Session 1 - Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) Introduction

Objective:
Participants will: Add content to Canvas
Description:
This 60-minute session is designed for users who know how to navigate Canvas (Session 1 skills). Make sure you have access to at least one Canvas course as a teacher. You will practice uploading and adding content to Announcements, Pages, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, and Files. NOTE: All instructions for adding content can be found in the Canvas Guides. This is a hands-on session so come prepared with your computer! NOTE: this session will not cover Respondus LockDown Browser usage by students but information is available in the Knowledge Base article Respondus Lockdown Browser: Download and Install

This is a hands-on session so come prepared with your computer!

Skills To Be Attained:
Adding content to Announcements, Pages, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, and Files.

Canvas - Session 3 - Gradebook, Rubrics, and SpeedGrader

Recommended Prerequisites: 

Canvas - Level 1 Canvas First Steps
Canvas - Session 2 - Canvas Content - Add Content and Niihka Migration

Objective:
Participants will: Complete set up of assessments; Take assessments as a student; Grade assessments.
Description:
Session Pre-work - Required activity: Before coming to this session please add one of each of these to your course: assignment; quiz; and discussion. (Refer to the Canvas Guides or attend Session 2 if you have questions about adding content to Canvas.)  In this fast moving 60 minute session you will: Create assignment groups; Set up weighted averages; Modify assignments using the properties; Add a rubric; Submit as “test student” a document to the assignment, complete the quiz, and post to the discussion; and Utilize SpeedGrader to grade “test student” submissions. Please bring with you (electronically or on paper) any rubrics that you currently use. Rubric samples will be provided in case you do not currently use rubrics.

This is a hands-on session so come prepared with your computer!

Skills To Be Attained:
Create assignment groups; Set up weighted averages; Modify assignments using the properties; Add a rubric; Submit as “test student” a document to the assignment, complete the quiz, and post to the discussion; and Utilize SpeedGrader to grade “test student” submissions.

Canvas Open Help Lab - BYOC (Bring Your Own Course)

Recommended Prerequisites:

Canvas - Level 1 Canvas First Steps
Canvas - Session 2 - Canvas Content - Add Content and Niihka Migration

Prior knowledge of adding content to Canvas is required to attend this two-hour session. This Open Help Lab BYOC session is an opportunity for you to start and/or wrap up course set-up in Canvas with an Instructional Designer (ID) on site to answer questions as you set up the course. Please note that this is not a training session but an opportunity for you to schedule a time to work on your course development with an ID available to answer questions.

Time is of the essence in this two-hour session so you must come to this course development session prepared with a determined mind to create substantial progress in your course construction. Prior to the session, make sure you have the following items ready to access on your own laptop (bring your own device “BYOD”):
  • Your course syllabus with a detailed class schedule.
  • A list of assignments you will include in Canvas Gradebook.
  • An electronic folder that contains your course documents, i.e. readings, assignments, lecture slides, presentations, or video/audio files.
  • An electronic folder that contains images, i.e. your profile picture, course textbook picture, and/or other visual presentations you want to add into your course.
  • An electronic folder or document that contains a list of the website URLs you need to use. * (This folder is optional based on your pedagogical needs.)

Registration and Cancellation

There is a prerequisite for this session, you must have prior training experiences on Canvas from either A OR B below:
A. At least one (1) session of ELM Canvas training session (i.e. Canvas Level 2, Canvas Session 2, Canvas Introduction and Course Migration, Assessment and Gradebook, Building Online Engagement, any webinar training session, eLearning workshop training, or one-on-one training sessions with an ID). You must know how to add content - content page, assignment, quiz, or discussion.

B. Self-training courses equivalent to the above in Atomic Learning (1.5-hr Canvas Instructor Training, and/or the 0.5-hr Canvas Instructor Grading and Assessment Training). You must know how to add content - content page, assignment, quiz, or discussion.

Maximum participant registration for each session is four (4). Please register for a time slot that best suits your schedule. If you are unable to attend your scheduled session please cancel your registration to open the session for another faculty.

Canvas - Grades - Save yourself time and energy!

Recommended Prerequisites:

Canvas - Session 1 - Introduction to Canvas Learning Management System

Objective:
Participants will: Set up gradebook to calculate grades, Set up weighted grades, Message students from the gradebook, send grades to Banner.
Description:
Tired of spending valuable time and energy calculating your student grades? Let us show you how to set up your gradebook in Canvas to do the calculations for you. In this session you will: Enter grades into the gradebook, Set up weighted averages (if you use them), message students directly from the gradebook, and receive a handout on submitting grades directly to Banner. Please bring with you (electronically or on paper) a list of assignments that need to be entered into the gradebook.

Skills To Be Attained:
Set up gradebook, Set up weighted grades [averages], Message students from the gradebook, send grades to Banner.

New 30 Minute Sessions for Your Department! Available upon Department Chair request.

For your convenience, these group trainings can be scheduled before, during or after department meetings with one week’s notice.

Save Time with Speedgrader in Canvas
Discover the power of Speedgrader to grade assignments, discussions, and quizzes. Includes tips to use Speedgrader like a pro so you can reduce grading time while increasing feedback to students.

Facilitate Robust Discussions in Canvas
Discuss strategies to develop discussion prompts that encourage meaningful engagement and critical thinking among the students. Includes suggestions for managing instructor interaction in discussions and sample rubrics for grading.

Build, Manage, and Engage with Groups in Canvas
Foster deeper collaboration through groups in Canvas. Learn to leverage the Canvas group homepage environment to view all student contributions in group assignments, to maximize learning while managing your workload.

Measure Student Success through Outcomes in Canvas
Discuss the planning and implementation of outcomes in your course to track the student mastery of each outcome. See a demonstration on how grading student work automatically collects and compiles data on the outcomes. Examine how the learning mastery gradebook can identify at-risk students, support teaching improvement, and the accreditation process.

Rev-Up Student Engagement with Peer Review in Canvas
Identify strategies to enable students to learn from each other as they provide feedback on other students’ assignment submissions. Learn to create and manage peer review assignments, discussions or group projects.

Improve Communication and Feedback with Rubrics in Canvas
Increase student performance while reducing your grading time, leaving more time for individual communication and feedback. View sample rubrics and how they can be used to set quality expectations.

30 Minutes to a More Accessible Course in Canvas
Learn the top 5 accessibility issues in a Canvas course and how to use the built in UDOIT tool to easily fix most of those issues.

Customized Learning with Mastery Paths in Canvas
See a demonstration of the customized learning experience you can create with Mastery Paths. Learn how to set up a learning path based on student performance, and how to allow student choice of content and assignments.

Reduce your Pain with Gradebook in Canvas
See a demonstration of the bells and whistles of the gradebook that will help you speed up your grading.

Know your Class with Course Analytics in Canvas
Learn how to use the four main types of analytics available in your course, to view student activity, submissions, grades and student interaction.

Adding Punch with Multimedia in Canvas
A picture is worth a thousand words. Learn quick tips on finding and incorporating images, video and more into your Canvas course to make your content stand out and reach all types of learners.

Ready for your Close-up? Making Videos for Canvas
Learn to use free and easy to use software to create your own video content for your course. From narrated screen capture to full video lectures, learn the tips to make your video top notch.

All session are available at Department Chair request. Please contact eLearning Miami (ELM) for more information or to schedule a training -- Laws Hall, Room 307
eLearningmiami@miamioh.edu
1-513-529-6068

Additional Canvas Training and Resources

For additional training resources:

Course Cookbook Canvas Advanced FeaturesELM Canvas Advanced Features

This hands-on self-paced course was created for those who want to learn more about advanced features in Canvas like badges, online tools to create content and images, or advanced page design and layout.

  • Using analytics and objectives to improve your course
  • Using data (reports) for student success
  • Using data (reports) for course improvement


Canvas Guides ResourceLearn more about how you can use Canvas features and tools by searching the Canvas Guides.


Atomic Learning ResourcesAtomic Learning resources are available in the IT Help knowledge base or log in with your Miami credentials at MiamiOH.edu/atomiclearning.