Explore the fundamentals of Canvas: navigation, notifications, course customization, syllabi, calendar and course events, importing content, inviting colleagues and course publishing. Master the fundamentals of Canvas: Accessing Canvas guides and help, announcements, discussions, quizzes, content organization, rubrics and grading.
Organize students into groups: empower students to use discussions, pages, files, conferences, collaboration and scheduling tools to complete group projects and assignments. Explore strategies for grading group assignments.
Learn to use a free screencasting program to take screen shots or video of your computer screen and upload it to the web to share with others. Jing is a great tool for explaining how to use technology, to explain a process or to document a problem you are having.
Explore a variety of 3rd party integrations tools available through Canvas. These tools provide rich media and assessment content that can be used with your students directly from your Canvas course. Learn about how to infuse Khan Academy, Ted Talks, Twitter feeds, Dropbox and a variety of publisher materials into your courses.
Use the Polls for Canvas app to engage students in large classes, review for tests or check comprehension. Users only need to download the free Polls for Canvas app on their smartphone or tablets. The Polls for Canvas app is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Please reference the links below to download the app prior to the workshop.
Create holistic and analytic rubrics and apply them to assignments. Use Turnitin plagiarism prevention to check written work for improper citation or misappropriated content. Learn options for grading assignments and strategies for communicating feedback.
Wednesday, January 18 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – TBD
Thursday, January 19 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – TBD
Explore the Canvas SpeedGrader: view different types of assignment submissions, provide text and audio comments to students, and grade using different methods including a simple point scale or a complex rubric.
Wednesday, January 18 – 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – TBD
Thursday, January 19 – 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – TBD
An ePortfolio is a place for students to showcase their good work from a course. ePortfolios in Canvas are simple websites divided into Sections (left-hand navigation) and Pages (right-hand navigation) nested inside of each Section.
Bring your course materials and your ideas to the Canvas open lab. Work with an instructional designer to enhance and customize your course activities and assignments. Put those finishing touches on your class and get personalized answers to all of your questions.
Prerequisite: completion of Canvas Part 1
Wednesday, January 4 – LIB 211
Thursday, January 5 – LIB 211
Accessibility, Technology and You - Two Part Webinar
This two-part webinar focuses on Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, technology use and Universal Design. During part one, Cori Bright-Kerrigan, Director of Adaptive Services and University ADA Coordinator, discusses FGCU’s Adaptive Services office. Part two focuses on how to appropriately adapt technology for use by students with disabilities, including:
organizing course materials in consistent and logical manner
developing course content that meets unique learning styles
selecting appropriate content and formats for ADA compliance
In this facilitated three-week online workshop you will explore and master the fundamentals of Canvas: navigation, notifications, course customization, syllabi, calendar and course events, importing content, adding colleagues and course publishing; access Canvas guides and help, announcements, discussions, quizzes, content organization, rubrics and grading. The workshop includes all of the content included in the face-to-face Canvas Part 1 & 2 workshops, and includes weekly interactive learning activities.