While many courses at Saint Mary’s will not be moving to Canvas until 2021, we want to make sure you have the training you need to teach in Canvas and migrate your courses to the new system. To that end, we have invited Instructure’s professional Canvas trainers to give us six hours worth of hands-on training on how to teach in Canvas. If in-person training isn’t something you need, you can already use the self-paced “Growing with Canvas” course to learn at your own speed.

  • The first training on Canvas Basics, Communication, and Assignments will be Wedensday, September 30 from 9am to 12pm and you can register by RSVP here.
  • The second training on Canvas’s Gradebook, Quizzes, and Modules will be Friday, October 2 from 9am to 12pm and you can register by RSVP here.

Both trainings will allow you to come or go as you like — you don’t have to attend for the whole three hours.

We know that these times will not meet everyone’s schedule. It conflicts with both popular class times at the College and regular work schedules for our course-contracted faculty who teach full-time jobs. There will be many other trainings by CELT and Instructional Technology schedule at other hours if these do not work for you. We will also have recordings of these sessions available on the CELT site as soon as we can afterwards (and you can watch them at your own speed!)

Those trainings will be:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 9am-12pm
    • Session 1, 9-10: Welcome to Canvas
      • Introduction to the Canvas Dashboard: Course Cards, To Do Lists, and Starrint Courses
      • Setting Up Your Account: Notification Preferences and Settings
      • How to Get Help: Contacting Support
      • Customizing your Course Layout: Course Cards, Home Page Options
    • Session 2, 10-11: Communication on Canvas
      • Using the Calendar: Calendar views, Adding Events, Adding Assignments, Using the Scheduler
      • Introduction to Canvas Inbox: Communicating with Students, Sending Messages, and Submission Comments
      • Notification Settings
      • Using Announcements: Communicating with Students, Delaying Posting
    • Session 3, 11-12: Creating Assignments
      • Assignment Groups vs. Assignment Modules
      • Assignment Settings: Google Cloud Assignments, Rubrics
      • Assignment Groups: Changing Due Dates, Weighting Grades, Direct Share/Senting
  • Friday, October 2, 9am-12pm
    • Session 4, 9-10: Creating Quizzes
      • Quiz Basics: The Quiz Engine, Quiz Types, Quiz Settings (Multiple Attempts, Timing, Restrictions, etc.)
      • Question Building: Auto-graded questions, Teacher Intervention and Essay Questions, Stimulus Questions, Question Feedback
    • Session 5, 10-11: Grading in Canvas
      • Submitting Work: How to use Student View and Submit a “test submission”
      • Introduction to Grading: How to use the Gradebook, How to use Speedgrader, Annotation Options, Comments, and Mobile Grading
    • Session 6, 11-12: Bringing Everything Together
      • Introduction to Modules: Why Modules?, Course Organization, Re-ordering Content, and Courseflow
      • Adding Content to Modules: Using Existing Content, Content Types, Creating Content in Modules
      • Organizing Modules: Text Headers and Symbols, and Indentation
      • Controlling Access to Content: Locking Modules/Content, Pre-requisites, and Requirements
      • Structuring Content Delivery: How to Link to Modules on the Homepage or Syllabus

If you have any questions about the training, please email CELT@smumn.edu.

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