Canvas Clinic

CANVASCanvas Clinic

Canvas Clinic, selected Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 PM, Register here.

Canvas Clinic is a 14-session workshop dedicated to covering the main features of Canvas beginning August 2018 and running until March 2019. For each session, the CIL team will cover the basic and intermediate details of a single Canvas feature. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the depths of assignments, quizzes, collaborations, peer review, communications, design, pages, plug-in tools, settings, data, and outcomes. Lunch will be provided for those who register through the CIL website. A special surprise is in store for those who attend 10 sessions. Remember, the CIL team is always available for any of your Canvas needs!

Course Design

8. Course Design Considerations & Leveraging Modules  – Nov 29, 2018

Course Design Considerations highlights the best practices for creating student-centered course spaces that can be easily navigated from a browser or a mobile device. We’ll discuss strategies such as chunking content into small bursts of learning, best practices for building native content and provide tips for leveraging enhanced tool sets in Canvas. Leveraging Modules teaches users how create flow within a course by organizing and structuring content with the Modules tool. Instructors will explore how to create and manage content modules, leverage progress monitoring capabilities, and scaffold student access to course content.

  1. Content Pages – Jan 10, 2019

Pages serve as a media rich content delivery tool inside a Canvas course. During this Pages session, users will see examples of pages appropriate for different course and content types. Participants will also explore resources to help them create engaging and dynamic pages which will engage students and drive student learning. In addition, users will be shown how to embed valuable third-party tools to reduce distractions and focus learning inside Canvas.

  • Designing beautiful pages
  • Chunking information effectively in Canvas pages
  • Readability and usability
  1. Home Pages – Jan 24, 2019

CIL trainers will guide participants through the creation of beautiful and functionally designed Home Pages that are intuitive for students Participants will be provided with best practices for creating banners and buttons, using tables, inserting images and exploring other features.

  1. LTI plug-ins and tools available in Canvas – Feb 7, 2019

Description will be written closer to this date, as new tools may be adopted in between now and then.

  1. Course Settings Page and Copying a course for a new semester – Feb 21, 2019

This session covers the essentials of starting and ending a semester in Canvas.

Advanced Grading and Data

  1. Student Data – March 7, 2019

Student Data will highlight the analytics features available in Canvas. Using the reporting features, participants can monitor student progress, interaction with the course content, and track mastery on key standards or skills. *Prerequisite: For best participation in hands-on activities, users should come with a live course where students have completed some assignments , and instructors have communicated with students.

  • Using quiz analytics data
  • Using view progress feature
  • How to examine the effectiveness of your course material in student learning

14. Outcomes & Rubrics for Instructors – March 21, 2019

Outcomes & Rubrics reviews best practices and classroom applications for utilizing outcomes and rubrics in Canvas assignments, discussions, quizzes. Instructors will learn also learn how to make use of the Learning Mastery Gradebook.