Image courtesy of Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones's Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Image courtesy of Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones’s Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The Instructional Design team offers workshops to help you use Canvas and other tools to support your courses. Can’t make any the sessions this semester? The Instructional Design team can meet with you one-on-one or offer a custom workshop for your department. Contact us!

 

Fall 2015

Canvas Basics

Tuesday, August 25 from 2 pm – 3 pm in Olney 101: Sign up

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Thursday, August 27 from 1 pm – 2 pm in Olney 101: Sign up

Join the ID Team in this hands-on workshop that will help you build a course using Canvas. In this session, you will

  • explore the Canvas interface
  • set your notification preferences
  • add content to a course
  • build assignments that help you assess students.

You will have plenty of time to ask questions and explore additional tools.

You can also check out our self-paced Faculty Guide to Canvas.

 

Drop-In Hours: Get answers to your instructional design and Canvas questions!

Wednesday, August 26 from 2 pm – 3 pm in Olney 101: No sign up necessary; just stop by!

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Friday, August 28 from 1 pm – 2 pm in Olney 101: No sign up necessary; just stop by!

Need help loading your syllabus to Canvas? Want to add some information to Canvas to support the start of your Fall courses? Looking to spice up your homepage? Visit our drop-in hours or contact us!

 

Grading in Canvas

Tuesday, October 6 from 12:30 pm – 1 pm, online in GoToMeeting: Sign up

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Wednesday, October 7 from 1 pm – 2 pm in Olney 101: Sign up

Canvas makes it easy to share grades and feedback with students throughout the semester so that their final grades do not come as a surprise. Canvas also includes a lot of features that can keep students on track with their assignments and exams.

In both the online and hands-on sessions, you will learn how to use Canvas’s assignment and grading tools in your classes. During the hands-on session, you will also get a chance to start adding assignment information to Canvas and practice entering grades.

 

Using Rubrics in Canvas

Wednesday, October 14 from 12:30 pm – 1 pm, online in GoToMeeting Canceled due to low attendance!

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Thursday, October 15 from 1 pm – 2 pm in Olney 101: Sign up

In both the online and hands-on sessions, we will demonstrate how to build and grade with rubrics in Canvas to make grading more transparent and efficient. We will also look at how to import pre-built rubrics into your course.

In the hands-on session, you will have time to experiment with adding your own rubric to Canvas and grading with it. If you have a rubric that you are planning to use this semester, please bring a copy!

 

Changes to TurnItIn for Spring

Wednesday, October 21 from 1 pm – 2 pm in Olney 101: Sign up

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Thursday, October 22 from 12:30 pm – 1 pm, online in GoToMeeting: Sign up

Do you currently use TurnItIn to check students’ work for issues with plagiarism, or are you interested in getting started with TurnItIn? Join us to learn about the new updates that will go live this Spring, which will make significant changes to how TurnItIn works with Canvas!

 

Engaging Students with Homepages

November 2 – November 6, facilitated self-paced course in Canvas: Sign up

Here at La Salle we are all about focusing on the students and designing instruction to help them be successful. With Canvas, you can make customized course welcome pages that provide students with what they need to get started and direct them to important areas within the course. In this self-paced training, you will learn the skills you need to build a course welcome page including adding images, linking to other course areas, layout and formatting, and other features.

 

Past Workshops

Blog posts related to our workshops

Spring 2015 Workshops 

Fall 2014 Workshops