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Programming and Workshops

Educational Technology

Through the academic year, a variety of in-person and online educational technology programming and workshops are available to educators looking to explore or integrate technologies into the teaching and learning experience. Subscribe to Educational Technology Announcements to receive timely emails with information about upcoming learning opportunities and educational technology tool updates.

In-Person Programming and Workshops

Monthly Canvas Roundtables

Canvas Roundtables are offered in the Academic Technology Center (ATC, Kirby Plaza 175) on a monthly basis. Within each session, there will be time for hands-on activities and time for discussions.

January Roundtables

Roundtable Special Topic: Improving the Accessibility of your Syllabus and Selecting a Course Homepage in Canvas

  • Join members of the Accessible Academic Technology Team to discuss creating and enhancing your syllabus to be more accessible and clear. Topics will include headings, tagging and graphics, document formats, color contrast, and required language.
  • Thursday, January 9, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Roundtable Special Topic: Canvas New Gradebook Features

  • Canvas updated its gradebook interface on December 30, 2019.  Find out what aspects of the Canvas Gradebook have changed and how you can use them.
  • Monday, January 13, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Roundtable Basics: Canvas Semester Kickoff

  • Explore four common questions about setting up a Canvas course site at the beginning of the semester, including:
    • Modifying left navigation options in your course
    • Sending messages to your students
    • Combining course sections (cross-listing)
    • Importing content from a previous Canvas course
  • Thursday, January 16,  2:00 - 3:00 pm

Online Webinars

There are a number of online webinars offered throughout the semester.

Canvas Basics
Canvas Basics webinar that includes a review of the Canvas interface, tools and features, course design and delivery options. Viewing options:

  • 1-hour online webinar
  • January 14, 2020 | 10:30 to 11:30 am

New Features in the Canvas Gradebook
Learn to use sorting, filtering, and arranging so that gradebook reflects how you think about your course.

  • 1-hour online webinar
  • February 4, 2020 | 2:00 to 2:30 pm

Design Challenge: Choose Accessible Learning Content
Learn to foster an inclusive learning environment. Being intentional and choosing to make your course accessible minimizes barriers to learning, reduces the need for individual accommodations, and helps to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed.

  • 1-hour online webinar
  • February 14, 2020 | 11:00 am to Noon

Design Challenge: Online Peer Review with Engaging and Balanced Assessments
Learn how a basic peer review process can lead to higher levels of engagement and motivation.

  • 1-hour online webinar
  • February 20, 2020 | 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Self-Paced Online Workshops

Canvas: Integrate Media with Kaltura
Video and audio is everywhere in our society today and can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning. But to use it effectively, it is important to create and manage media strategically and efficiently. This workshop explores the use of Kaltura, the cloud-based media management system available to all faculty and students to use in courses. Participants will create, edit, and publish video content with Kaltura through a Canvas course site.

  • Online workshop: 4-hours, self-paced
  • Available starting the second week of September, 2019

Discover Canvas Series (a set of three standalone workshops)
The Discover Canvas Series is a set of three standalone workshops that can be taken in any order. Learners new to Canvas may find it helpful to take the series in the following order:

1) Make Design & Navigation Decisions
2) Create Content & Assessments, and
3)Assess Student Progress.

  • Online, self-paced
  • Available anytime, anywhere