Third annual SummerFest II to be held in August

Jul 10, 2018 | News, Training

With the fall semester soon approaching, there is no better time than now to enhance your Canvas knowledge.

To help faculty have a more effective fall semester, Penn State IT Learning and Development is hosting three free, hands-on training opportunities. These sessions are part of the third annual SummerFest II, a Penn State technology training event that serves as a great opportunity for faculty and staff to learn helpful tips for using Canvas.

All sessions will be offered online via Zoom, enabling faculty and staff to attend from anywhere in the Penn State system.

Canvas: Creating & Delivering Effective Content
Wednesday, August 15
9:00-11:30 a.m. EDT

This hands-on workshop will guide participants through the options for delivering course content through the Canvas Learning Management System. 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. Register and learn more information.

Canvas: Creating Assignments & Quizzes
Thursday, August 16
1:00-2:30 p.m.

This hands-on workshop will prepare participants to design and deliver assessments through Canvas, Penn State’s new Learning Management System. 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.  Register and learn more information.

Canvas: Using the Gradebook
Friday, August 17
9:00-11:30 a.m.

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. Register and learn more information.