Canvas - Training Sessions

Last Updated: 09/28/2018

Overview

As part of the effort to educate CU Boulder about the new LMS on campus, OIT offers workshops and consultations to get you started with Canvas!

Training Sessions

This page outlines the trainings and workshops that the Learning Technology Consultants (LTC) in the Academic Technology Applications Program (ATAP) provide to CU Boulder faculty and staff. We would be happy to visit your department to facilitate one of the workshops listed below or a custom workshop tailored to your department needs. Please contact us at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or help@colorado.edu to schedule.

Registration

To ensure we have enough space for all interested, please register in advance for any trainings you're interested in attending. Click here to register now or select a link listed under an individual training session below to go to the registration page.

Session Descriptions

Teaching with Canvas

This training is designed for instructors and staff who are ready to start developing courses in Canvas. Topics covered in this two-hour training include: course navigation, communicating with students, managing course content and the gradebook, utilizing the calendar, using Canvas support, and more. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate Canvas using the Global Navigation Bar, the Dashboard, the Course Navigation Bar, and the Help Menu).
  • Communicate with students through Announcements, the Inbox, and Notifications.
  • Manage the Calendar and track student attendance in the Attendance tool.
  • Upload and organize course materials.
  • Create and implement course activities like Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions.
  • Grade Students via the Gradebook, Speedgrader, and Rubrics.

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Grading in Canvas

This 1-hour training is for instructors who would like to gain comprehensive knowledge of the Canvas Gradebook. You will learn about the Gradebook’s relationship to other tools in Canvas, methods for efficient Gradebook usage and organization, new Web Grading export functionality, and known limitations of the Gradebook as well as workarounds for those limitations. By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Create new Gradebook columns
  • Enter and edit individual grades as well as multiple grades at once
  • Arrange and filter Gradebook instructor view
  • Use Gradebook tools to communicate with students
  • Utilize SpeedGrader tool to grade assignments
  • Create and manage Grade Schemes
  • Import and export grades using csv files
  • Use the new Web Grading export functionality

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Quizzes in Canvas

This training is designed for instructors who are interested in using quizzes in Canvas. The training will cover setup and functionality, the quiz question types, how to grade quizzes, and will address the use of the new Quizzes LTI versus the previous Canvas quizzes tool. By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Configure and edit general quiz settings
  • Differentiate quiz question types
  • Build and populate quizzes
  • Grade quizzes

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Using Canvas to Maximize Student Engagement and Collaboration

This 1.5 hour workshop is for instructors who would like to maximize student engagement and collaboration in their courses. You will learn about the Announcements, Groups, Discussions, Collaborations, Calendar, Inbox, Chat, and conditional release tools in Canvas. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create and manage groups, announcements, and discussions
  • Encourage and monitor student participation using announcements, discussions, groups, and collaborations
  • Communicate with students using Conversations (Inbox) and Chat features
  • Create and coordinate events and appointment sign-ups in Calendar
  • Conditionally release content and assignments

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