Get ready for the fall 2018 semester with Canvas June/July training sessions

May 12, 2018 | News, Training

Learn some new Canvas skills that you can use this fall via Penn State’s IT Learning and Development summer Canvas training. There are two sessions each in June and July, and both are offered online via Zoom, enabling faculty and staff to attend from anywhere in the Penn State system.

New to Canvas? Be sure to take the Canvas introductory training in June.

Canvas: An Introduction (via Zoom)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT

Canvas is Penn State’s new Learning Management System. In this discussion-oriented seminar, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of Canvas at Penn State and will examine best uses of the tool for teaching and learning.

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Canvas: Creating & Delivering Effective Content (via Zoom)
Monday, June 25, 2018
1:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

This hands-on workshop will guide participants through the options for delivering course content through Canvas. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create and manage Modules and Pages through hands-on practice and facilitated exploration of Canvas’s related features and options.

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Canvas: Creating Assignments & Quizzes (via Zoom)
Thursday, July 19, 2018
9:00-11:30 a.m. EDT

This hands-on workshop will prepare participants to design and deliver assessments through Canvas. Participants will be guided through the steps for creating assignments and quizzes, selecting assignment and quiz settings, and adding questions to a quiz. Participants will also explore assessment options and settings within Canvas, including settings for question display, interaction, review, and feedback.

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Canvas: Using the Gradebook (via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
9:00-11:30 a.m. EDT 

This hands-on workshop will prepare participants in using the Canvas Gradebook for recording and reporting student course grades. Participants will be guided through the steps for setting up and maintaining a gradebook, ensuring assignments appear in the gradebook as desired, and using the gradebook to record and modify grades.

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