Canvas Training

In addition to the self-paced training resources available 24/7 in the Canvas Learning Center, there are also numerous opportunities for faculty and staff to participate in live Canvas training at regional training events or regularly scheduled sessions from IT Training Services.

Campus/College Training Events

Campus/College Training Sessions at locations across the University are posted here as they become available. Please click on the appropriate date or session title to be taken to the registration page. Regional training is limited to faculty and staff for that particular college or campus, unless otherwise indicated.

College of Liberal Arts

“Canvas: Transferring and Creating Content”
Learn about the fundamentals of Canvas at Penn State and examine content creation in the tool.
113 IST Building
June 7, 1 – 4 p.m.
July 13, 1 – 4 p.m.
August 9, 1 – 4 p.m.

Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey)

“Training on Demand: Canvas Training Days”
C2610 Library Computer Center
June 12
Canvas: Creating and Delivering Effective Content, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Canvas: Creating Effective Assessments, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
June 13
Practice and Consultation Time, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Canvas: Using the Gradebook, 12:30 – 3 p.m.

Training Recordings

Penn State Training Recordings

If you would like to view a recording of a recent training session from ITS Training Services, please request any session recording by emailing itstraining@psu.edu with the title and date of the session.

 


Instructure Training Recordings

This is an archive of training recordings provided by Instructure for Penn State audiences between November 2014 and January 2016.

Canvas Faculty and Support Staff Training

Canvas Overview

This one-day hands-off session was offered January 6, 2016.

This one-day hands-off session was offered mid-December 2015.

Canvas Town Halls

These one-hour virtual Q&A sessions are for those already using Canvas.

Canvas Late October Overviews

This virtual overview took place on October 29, and again on October 30. Due to technical difficulties, recordings are not currently available. In their place please use the following agenda from the overview and the corresponding links to appropriate documentation and videos.

Canvas Interface Overview

ANGEL to Canvas Transition

General LMS Tools

Fundamental Tools for Building Courses

Using Modules

Discussions

Assignments

Quizzes and Quiz Banks

Groups

Building Rubrics

Canvas Gradebook & SpeedGrader

Peer Review

Conferences

Canvas Faculty and Support Staff Fall 2015 Pilot Training

This training took place on August 11-12, 2015. The outlines of the sessions are listed immediately below, followed by links to recordings of the sessions. All recordings are in MP4 format unless otherwise stated.

Canvas Fall 2015 Pilot Training Contents and Recordings
Session Contents Session Recording for August 11-12, 2015
Session #1 (9 AM – Noon, Day 1)

Before the Move

  • Getting organized
  • Cleaning up
  • Redesigning the space

Importing Content from Angel

  • Selecting the right content type
  • Import all content vs. specific content
  • Adjusting dates
  • Migrating quizzes and quiz banks
  • What transfers nicely and what doesn’t

Importing Content from Another Canvas Course

  • Copying an entire course
  • Copying selected portions of a course
  • What transfers nicely and what doesn’t

General LMS Tools

  • Calendar
  • Syllabus
  • eMail (InBox)
  • Announcements
  • Options for Course Homepage Layout

Blended Course Strategies

  • Blended Specific Module Design
  • Online Specific Module Design
View the Session 1 Recording
(Note: This is a streaming fie and requires a connection to the Internet.) See The ANGEL to Canvas Migration Strategies as well.
Session #2 (1-4 PM, Day 1)

Fundamental Tools for Building Courses

  • Files
  • Pages
  • Rich Content Editor
  • Assignment Groups

Assignments

  • Review assignment options
  • Submission types

Discussions

  • Review discussion options

Using Modules

  • Reasons for using modules
  • Lock dates, prerequisites & requirements
  • Adding content to modules

Feedback

  • Course Analytics
  • Student Analytics
  • Access Reports
View the Session 2 Recording
(Note: This is a streaming fie and requires a connection to the Internet.)
Session #3 (9 AM-Noon, Day 2)

Canvas Gradebook & SpeedGrader

  • Navigating the gradebook
  • General gradebook settings
  • Manually inputting grades and comments
  • Using the SpeedGrader

Creating Outcomes

  • Creating new outcomes & groups
  • Importing outcomes
  • Sharing outcomes with other teachers/courses

Building Rubrics

  • Creating new rubrics
  • Importing outcomes into rubrics
  • Assigning rubrics to assignments

Groups

  • What are groups used for?
  • Course groups vs. admin groups
  • Creating a group set
  • Adding students to groups
  • Using groups in an assignment
  • Tools available in a group
View the Session 3 Recording

(Note: This is a streaming fie and requires a connection to the Internet.)

Session 4 (1-4 PM, Day 2)

Peer Review

  • How does the Peer Review feature work?
  • Setting up a peer review
  • Peer reviews from the students perspective

Quizzes and Quiz Banks

  • Review Quiz Settings
  • Creating quiz questions
  • Managing quiz banks

Collaborations

  • Why would I use the Collaborations feature?
  • Starting a new collaboration
  • Choosing Google Docs vs. Etherpad
  • Adding course members

Conferences

  • Why would I use the Conferencing tool?
  • Creating a new conference
  • Inviting course members
  • Conference interface
  • Changing Layouts
  • What are some good practices for live conferencing?
View the Session 4 Recording

(Note: This is a streaming fie and requires a connection to the Internet.)

Part of this recording on quizzes was truncated. Here are videos that cover that content:

Canvas Faculty and Instructional Designer Spring 2015 Pilot Training

This training took place on December 15-16, 2014.

Canvas Training Contents and Recordings
Session Contents Session Recording for December 15-16, 2014
Session #1 (10AM – Noon, Day 1)
Overview of Canvas interface

  • Recent Activity Page
  • Settings & Notifications
  • Help Link
  • General navigation

Establishing Course Expectations

  • Calendar
  • Syllabus
  • Announcements
  • Options for Course Homepage Layout

Using Modules

  • Reasons for using modules
  • Lock dates, prerequisites & requirements
  • Adding content to modules

Fundamental Tools for Building Courses

  • Files
  • Pages
  • Rich Content Editor
  • Assignment Groups

Assignments

  • Review assignment options
  • Submission types

Discussions

  • Review discussion options
View the Session 1 Recording
(Note: This MP4 file is 52MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)
Session #2 (1-2PM, Day 1)
Quizzes and Quiz Banks

  • Review Quiz Settings
  • Creating quiz questions
  • Managing quiz banks

Creating Outcomes

  • Creating new outcomes & groups
  • Importing outcomes
  • Sharing outcomes with other teachers/courses

Building Rubrics

  • Creating new rubrics
  • Importing outcomes into rubrics
  • Assigning rubrics to assignments

Canvas Gradebook & SpeedGrader

  • Navigating the gradebook
  • General gradebook settings
  • Manually inputting grades and comments
  • Using the SpeedGrader
View the Session 2 Recording
(Note: This file is 30MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)
Session #3 (10AM-Noon, Day 2)
Before the Move

  • Getting organized
  • Clean up
  • Be willing to redesign the space when needed

Importing Content from Angel

  • Selecting the right content type
  • Import all content vs specific content
  • Adjusting dates
  • Migrating quizzes and quiz banks
  • What sticks and what doesn’t

Groups

  • What are groups used for?
  • Course groups vs admin groups
  • Creating a group set
  • Adding students to groups
  • Using groups in an assignment
  • Tools available in a group

Peer Review

  • How does the Peer Review feature work?
  • Setting up a peer review
  • Peer reviews from the students perspective

Collaborations

  • Why would I use the Collaborations feature?
  • Starting a new collaboration
  • Choosing Google docs vs Etherpad
  • Adding course members

Conferences

  • Why would I use the Conferencing tool?
  • Creating a new conference
  • Inviting course members
  • Conference interface
  • Changing Layouts
  • What are some good practices for live conferencing?
View the Session 3 Recording
(Note: This file is 45MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)
Session 4 (1-2PM, Day 2)
Blended Course Strategies

  • Blended Specific Module Design
  • Online Specific Module Design
  • Online Specific Module Design

Feedback

  • Course Analytics
  • Student Analytics
  • Access Reports

Review

  • By Request
View the Session 4 Recording
(Note: This file is 40MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)

Q&A Sessions

A variety of questions were asked by the system administrators and support staff in these sessions.

Q&A Session 1

1-2PM, December 5, 2014

Download the Canvas Q&A Session 1 Recording (Note: This file is 23 MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)

Q&A Session 2

2-3PM, December 16, 2014

Download the Canvas Q & A Session 2 Recording  (Note: This file is 19 MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)

Q&A Session 3

10-11AM, December 18, 2014

Download the Canvas Q&A Session 3 Recording (Note: This file is 25 MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)

Q&A Session 4

2-3PM, January 5, 2015

Download the Canvas Q&A Session 4 Recording (Note: This file is 24 MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)

Q&A Session 5

1-2PM, January 7, 2015

Download the Canvas Q&A Session 5 Recording (Note: This file is 28 MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)

Q&A Session6

10-11AM, January 9, 2015

Download the Canvas Q&A Session 6 Recording (Note: This file is 5 MB in size. It may take a few moments to load. Right-click on the link to download it for offline viewing.)


Canvas System Administrator and Support Training

10 AM – Noon; 1 – 2 PM
November 21, 2014

While participants of the training were primarily system administrators and support staff, at their request the sessions were on Canvas basics. This was a one day workshop, so all offerings were condensed.

Download the Canvas Essentials and Course Design Recording (Note: This file is 242 MB in size. It is NOT in MP4 format. You will need the WebEx Player for ARF files, available at http://www.webex.com/play-webex-recording.html .)

Canvas Essentials – 10-11AM

Overview of Canvas interface – Course level

  • General layout
  • Left -hand navigation
  • Right-hand navigation

Establishing Course Expectations

  • Calendar
  • Syllabus
  • Announcements
  • Options for Course Homepage Layout

Fundamental Tools for Building Courses

  • Files
  • Pages
  • Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments

Canvas Course Design – 11AM-Noon

Structuring Your Canvas Course

  • Modules
  • Assignment groups
  • Files

Creating Canvas Content

  • Pages
  • Assignments
  • Outcomes and rubrics
  • Quizzes

Gradebook

  • Gradebook interface
  • Settings and Options
  • Speedgrader

Course Settings & Customization

  • Student View
  • The Canvas LTI apps store
  • Customizing the left-hand navigation
  • Course Statistics