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Canvas Instructor Training

There are a number of ways to get up to speed with the Canvas system. We encourage you to first attend a group training session to get acclimated to the basic functionality of the system; we also provide one-on-one training sessions by appointment.

One-On-One Training

The Center for E-Learning provides one-on-one Canvas training by appointment; please email us at elearning@emich.edu to schedule a training session with an instructional designer.

Group Training/Workshops

The Center for E-Learning regularly runs group training sessions and workshops year-round. All of these sessions can be attended remotely via GoToWebinar or in-person at the room specified, and all of these sessions will be recorded so that you can watch them later if you miss them or want to revisit the material covered.

Building Your Course Shell

Fri, Jan 5 2-4 pm In-Person Only Register

Canvas Quick Start

Thu, Dec 14 2-3 pm Halle 104 or Online Register
Tue, Dec 19 11am - noon Halle 104 or Online Register
Wed, Dec 20 2-3 pm Halle 104 or Online Register
Tue, Jan 2 2-3 pm Halle 104 or Online Register
Wed, Jan 3 3-4 pm Halle 104 or Online Register
Thu, Jan 4 1-2 pm Halle 104 or Online Register

 

Group Training/Workshops

Session Title Description
Introduction to Canvas This is a one-hour guided tour to the system, giving you quick-start skills to begin using Canvas. You'll learn how to log-in, customize your account, and navigate course tools. We'll point out great new features that will help you communicate better with students and teach more efficiently. CFE staff will be available in a computer lab after the session to answer your questions about migration, setup, and running your course.
Building Your Canvas Course This two-hour lab session will give you hands-on experience with creating standard tools in your Canvas course.  You'll build course content through the module view and functional menus including webpages, assignments, discussions and quizzes.
Gradebook and Grading in Canvas Canvas has powerful tools to help you spend more time providing feedback to students and less time clicking around to get your grading done. Learn how you can use the SpeedGrader tool to quickly enter in-line comments on students papers, assign points with a clickable rubric tool, and even leave video comments on assignments. We'll also cover gradebook set-up for Assignments/Discussions, and how to add custom columns, drop scores, and use weighted scoring.
The Canvas Quiz Tool Join us for a one-hour overview of Canvas' assessment capabilities. We'll go over the Quiz tool, used to deliver online quizzes and exams in the system, and discuss the services we provide to load your pre-built Microsoft Word and publisher test banks so that you don't have to key in every question yourself. You'll get the chance to ask us questions about exam settings and explore some of the more advanced functionality of the Quiz tool.
Web Conferencing & Adobe Connect in Canvas Our Canvas system utilizes the Adobe Connect webinar engine to host real-time class meetings. Connect provides all the same tools we enjoyed in Elluminate and more.  You can share your desktop, send students to breakout rooms, and easily control roles and communication with participants. 

Session Descriptions

Past Session Recordings

Date Location Session Title View Link

Jan. 20

Online Introduction to Canvas View

Jan. 29

Online Introduction to Canvas View

Feb. 3

Online Building Your Canvas Course View

Feb. 6

Online Gradebook & Grading in Canvas View

Feb. 11

Online Introduction to Canvas View

Feb. 20

Online Building Your Canvas Course View

Feb. 25

Online Introduction to Canvas View

Feb. 25

Online Gradebook and Grading in Canvas View

Mar. 4

Online Building Your Canvas Course View

Mar. 12

Online Web Conferencing & Adobe Connect View

Apr. 2

Online Web Conferencing & Adobe Connect View

Apr. 7

Online Introduction to Canvas View
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