Canvas training sessions for faculty and graduate instructors taking place during the month of January have been announced and are now available for sign up.
- To view specific information on courses/open labs/workshops being offered, select the course name provided below..
- To see session dates and times or to sign up for a session please see: https://infopro.bgsu.edu/protected
In addition to the face-to-face training sessions, online training is available. Links to this training is included in the Online Training section below.
This workshop style course is set up to assist attendees with transitioning any remaining content from Blackboard courses into Canvas. As Blackboard will be closed in late December it is important to move all content out of the system as soon as possible. While this workshop will be treated as an open lab, users with a large amount of content or additional questions about Canvas are asked to arrive as early as possible. Anyone planning to attend a session is asked to please sign up at https://infopro.bgsu.edu/protected to help ensure that an appropriate number of Canvas experts are on hand for each workshop.
This course will provide a basic foundation for individuals looking to begin offering content online to augment their in-person offerings. This course will focus on basic use of online tools, provide a basic overview of the options available in Canvas, and cover how students currently use Canvas. While this course will cover how to publish a course for student access, it should be followed by enrolling in a Canvas 101 course as a formal introduction to Canvas.
This training session provides the opportunity for personalized assistance in creating course content in Canvas. Hosted by faculty and ITS Canvas trainers, participants work through the process of actually creating their course content. This format provides ready access to have questions answered and assistance while creating Canvas content. The following are some of the tasks that may be covered during the training session:
- Add course files/folders to Canvas
- Add new contact methods (e.g., cell phone) to Canvas settings
- Set Notification Preferences
- Add syllabus to Canvas / Copy-Paste Syllabus to Canvas
- Create Assignments
- Create Course Home Page and Modules
- Add Announcements and Events to Calendar
- Create Rubrics for Various Assignment Types
- Use the Gradebook
- Use the SpeedGrader with TurnItIn and Crocodocs
The advanced features of Canvas are covered in this training. This training will enable users, whom have begun to implement Canvas, to explore advanced uses of the features within Canvas that may enhance the learning and teaching experience.
This seminar is designed for faculty who will be teaching online and/or building an online course in Canvas. It will cover select pedagogical aspects of eaching online as well as the basics of online course design utilizing Quality Matters (www.qmprogram.org) principles. In addition, participants will use Canvas during the seminar to begin building an online course. Upon completion of the seminar, faculty will have the tools needed to develop an online course as well as have an understanding of pedagogy and learning from the online student perspective.
Prerequisite: Participants are asked to have completed Canvas 101- Introduction to Canvas prior to attending.
- Seating for each session is limited, so be sure to sign up to reserve a spot in the session that works best for your schedule.
- To sign up for a session go to: https://infopro.bgsu.edu/protected . The within the sign up application the workshop session description lists the building and room location for each workshop. If you are unfamiliar with the location of the building, please access the Campus Map.
- In order to begin to develop materials for a course, participants will need to select one of their Canvas courses to work with and bring course content on a zip drive.
- Canvas workshop cancellation policy: It will be required that five or more participants be registered by 24 hours prior to the session start time. If this requirement is not met, the session may be cancelled. If a session is cancelled, the registered participants will be notified by email in advance of the session time.
Any faculty member who would like to begin learning about Canvas prior to attending a training session is invited to utilize the Faculty Resources. This link provides resources a faculty member may use in order to become familiar with Canvas and begin course development in Canvas.
Students are also invited to visit the Student Resources page in order to review available material about Canvas from a student perspective.