Webinars

The eLearning and Educational Technology committee organizes and conducts webinars on various technology and pedagogical topics, such as the use of different tools in Canvas, Zoom, and Google.

Each webinar is recorded and the slides are available. To watch a recorded webinar, click on View on the right side of the description or click the Slides link to see the slides. The list of webinars is searchable.

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1 Getting Started in Canvas 07/30/2019 Our workshop will cover the main tools you will use to create your course in Canvas. You will learn how to set up and use Canvas Global Navigation Tools. Discover the power of Modules; how and why they are important for your course flow. Learn how to add files, quizzes, and assignments to your Canvas course. We will discuss the grade book, as well as additional tips and tools that will help you design your course in Canvas.

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2 5 Engaging Ways to use Studio videos in your course 07/30/2019 Video in education is booming right now. Canvas Studio makes it easy to create and share engaging videos into your course. We’ll showcase 5 real-world examples including: an interactive video announcement, video class introduction discussion, and providing video feedback to student submissions in the SpeedGrader. *Since this recording Studio has been renamed to Studio.

As of July 1, 2019, Arc has been renamed to ‘Studio’. All the functionality and workflow of using Studio is the same as with Arc, it just has a new name. When watching this recording, make a mental note to substitute ‘Arc’ for ‘Studio’ whenever it’s mentioned.

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3 Modules, Pages and Content, Oh my! 07/30/2019 Do you know the difference between Modules, Pages, and Content in Canvas? As you create your course, it is important to know the difference between these items. We will examine the use of Modules to organize your course content and analyze when and how to use Pages within your course. After this session, you will be able to construct your course in an organized method.

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4 Speedgrader/Gradebook/Feedback The Canvas gradebook gives faculty advanced tools to track student progress and to provide graded feedback to students. New features give instructors flexibility in grading and communications, right from the gradebook itself. SpeedGrader allows you to view and annotate student submissions from the same platform where you mark work as late or excused; SpeedGrader allows feedback to students to be created via text, voice or video, so feedback can be personalized and help create a social presence for instructors.

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5 All Right, Stop, Communicate & Listen Canvas is created with the student in mind. This session will cover the great communication tools that Canvas has to offer. Inbox/Conversations allows you to communicate with students through Canvas in an email type setting. It integrates with your email as well. Discussions use student-student, student-instructor and student-content engagement to boost the student experience. Announcements are valuable to keep students up to date on occurring course items.

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6 Organizing Your Course Files Do you have lots of documents, power points, videos, etc. for your courses? Do you wish you could put everything in one place, and have access to it from anywhere you want to work on course construction? Now you do!! See how easy it is to organize all your information in your Canvas account files, using folders for each course. It’s a one stop shop for content storage!

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7 Quizzes & Question Banks Canvas quizzes makes it easy to create meaningful, engaging assessments. Quizzes give you plenty of functionality with ease of use. Join us to see how quizzes can enhance the student experience in Canvas, as well as how to use question banks to simplify the construction process. With Canvas quizzes, the answer is … EASY!

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8 Due, Due, what can my Syllabus Do? The Syllabus course navigation tool makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course. The syllabus tool provides a place where you can post your course description, a brief introduction, class guidelines, weekly reminders, and other important information.The Course Activity Streams is populated by the due dates that are linked to each assignment, discussion or quiz.

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9 Canvas Commons Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course. In this session you will learn how to share, import and export content using the commons.

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10 Quizzes.Next Learn about the next-generation of quizzing in Canvas, called Quizzes.Next. It provides additional functionality for engaging and assessing your students. In addition, Quizzes.Next encourages more dynamic quiz/test questions and more in-depth analysis of the results. In short, Quizzes. Next cranks up all the dials!

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