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Summer Training Workshops - May/June 2018

Workshops offered:
(see descriptions at the bottom of the page).

  • Build a Course in Canvas
  • Introduction to Canvas Assignments and Grade Book
  • Canvas Design Tools: Build Eye Catching Course Pages Quickly
  • Take Your Canvas Grade Book to the Next Level

Please register for training workshops at MyLearning with your CSU eID.
-In MyLearning:

  1. Top right click on grid icon.
  2. Click My Learning.
  3. Click Learning Library, find a course.
  4. Click View Sessions.
  5. Click Register.
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Build a Course in Canvas

  • How to design your course to match your content structure.
  • Which file formats to use so students can access your content.
  • How to take mobile device needs into your course design.
  • Upload and organize files in your Canvas course
  • Create Pages and Modules to present content to your students.
  • Utilize the built in dynamic Syllabus tool.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10 am - noon Location: Clark C 143 Trainer: Kevin Nolan & Stan Kruse

Introduction to Canvas Assignments and Grade Book – 2 hrs

  • Student assessment considerations.
  • The relationship between assignments and the Canvas grade book.
  • How to create a column in the grade book.
  • The options that are available when you create an assignment.
  • Rubric basics.
  • Perform subtotal calculations by assignment groups.
  • How to enter grades for your students.
  • Download a copy of your Canvas grade book.

Date/Time: Thursday, Wednesday May 30, 2018, 10 – 11:30 am Location: Clark C 143 Trainer: Kevin Nolan & Stan Kruse

Canvas Design Tools: Build Eye Catching Course Pages Quickly

CSU has incorporated the Cidilabs Design Tools into Canvas.  The tools allow an instructor to create attractive course pages, quickly create multiple modules and easily update assignment due dates and availability dates.
Participants will learn:

  • Easily add an attractive page banner and course information to a page.
  • Quickly create modules in a course.
  • Quickly add items like assignments, quizzes and discussions to a module.
  • Use the Multi Tool to quickly adjust due dates and availability times for assignments in a course.

Date/Time: Monday, June 4, 2018, 10 – 11:30 am Location: Clark C 143 Trainer: Kevin Nolan

Take Your Canvas Grade Book to the Next Level

  • How to give extra credit.
  • Weight your grades by assignment groups.  E.g. Exams 50%, Papers 25%
  • Exclude a student from a course assignment.
  • Assign an assignment to certain students in your course.
  • Drop the lowest score in an assignment group.
  • Create a grading scheme for your course.
  • Calculate final letter grades for your students which at the end of the semester can be imported into ARIESweb.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10 – 11:30 am Location: Clark C 143 Trainer: Kevin Nolan

Customized Training

We're glad to offer specialized Canvas training for groups of 8 or more people. You can contact us at: canvashelp@colostate.edu

Instructor Self-Paced Orientation Course in Canvas

Instructors can work online at their own pace to learn Canvas basics.

Technology in the Classroom - "Use the Force with your Course" video