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Canvas Days December 2017 has ended

CNDLS and UIS invite you to explore and learn about Canvas, Georgetown’s newest course management platform, at Canvas Days on December 11 & 12. This series of presentations and training opportunities will help faculty and staff prepare to use Canvas, covering topics such as Canvas basics, grading in Canvas, and designing your course in Canvas. Participants may attend in-person in Healey Family Student Center or online using Zoom web conferencing.

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Monday, December 11
 

9:30am

Canvas at Georgetown [Online]
This presentation will provide an overview of and background about the Canvas launch and adoption at Georgetown.


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.


Monday December 11, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.

10:00am

Starting with Canvas [Online]
This presentation will
        •        present an introduction to the Canvas interface and core functionality to users who have not used the platform
        •        highlight functional differences between Canvas and Blackboard.
               
Participants will
        •        learn how to get content from Blackboard to Canvas
        •        learn what the core Canvas tools are and how they can be used. Tools include the Calendar, the Inbox, Assignments, Grades, and Collaborations
        •        identify ways to organize a course in Canvas using Modules and Pages
        •        become aware of how students use Canvas to access course content and do course work


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.

11:00am

Designing a Course in Canvas [Online]
This presentation is for faculty who want to better understand how to organize their course in Canvas and to optimize it for student learning, engagement, and assessment.


The presentation will address the following topics:
  • How do you want students navigate your course?
  • How can you organize your course’s content?
  • How can students do course work in Canvas?
  • How can students collaborate in Canvas?
  • How can you use Canvas to assess students’ work?


Participants will learn:
  • How to use the home page and modules to present and organize course content
  • How to use the Canvas calendar and Inbox
  • How to use assignments and the gradebook


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on August 23 and 24 using a computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.

1:00pm

Using Canvas to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement in Face-to-Face Courses [Online]
In this session, Georgetown faculty and instructors will explore why and how  Canvas can enhance learning and engagement in face-to-face courses. Topics covered will include designing a Canvas environment that is both easily navigable and visually appealing, as well as integrating Georgetown supported tools for student engagement. The session will focus on the “why,” that is, we will consider the pedagogical questions behind course organization and tools for student engagement. Facilitators will showcase a range of examples in Canvas across disciplines, course level, and size.                           
Participants will begin the preliminary steps to achieve the following learning goals:
  • Explain the pedagogical benefits of using technology to enhance learning and engagement in face-to-face courses
  • Explore pedagogical strategies for using Canvas to enhance learning and engagement in face-to-face courses
  • Explain the benefits and challenges of using Canvas in face-to-face courses
  • Explain the importance of careful organization and design when using Canvas to supplement face-to-face courses
  • Describe the range of tools available to support learning in Canvas


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.

2:00pm

Assignments and Grades in Canvas [Online]
This presentation will take an in-depth look at assignments and grading. In particular, participants will learn about:
  • options for assignment submissions
  • different ways of providing feedback to students
  • how to grade with a rubric
  • how to weight grades with categories
  • types of grades and grade schemes
  • how do students view grades?


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.

3:15pm

Quizzing in Canvas: Current and Future Features [Online]
An introduction and overview of the current quiz options within Canvas (positive and negative aspects) along with a preview and discussion of forthcoming Quizzes. 


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Robb

Tom Robb

LMS Administrator, UIS


Monday December 11, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.

7:00pm

Building Your Course in Canvas [Online Only]
Georgetown faculty and staff will learn how to build courses in Canvas in this hands-on session. The following are some of the topics that will be covered:  
•        adding files to Canvas
•        migrating content from Blackboard to Canvas
•        how assignments are created, submitted, and graded
•        how to use the calendar to schedule class sessions, events, and appointments
•        how to communicate with students using announcements, conversations, and notifications
•        how to cross-list (combine) Canvas sites
•        how to use Canvas Support
This is an online only session.


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.


Monday December 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.
 
Tuesday, December 12
 

12:00pm

Starting with Canvas [Online]
This presentation will
        •        present an introduction to the Canvas interface and core functionality to users who have not used the platform
        •        highlight functional differences between Canvas and Blackboard.
               
Participants will
        •        learn how to get content from Blackboard to Canvas
        •        learn what the core Canvas tools are and how they can be used. Tools include the Calendar, the Inbox, Assignments, Grades, and Collaborations
        •        identify ways to organize a course in Canvas using Modules and Pages
        •        become aware of how students use Canvas to access course content and do course work


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.

Speakers

Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.

4:00pm

Instructional Continuity Tools for Canvas [Online Only]
Learn about lecture capture, web conferencing, and other tools integrated in Canvas that faculty can use for instruction and learning activities during campus closures.


To participate remotely (including online consultations) on your computer, use this Zoom link: 
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/2026871000 
To join by phone, dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 2026871000.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Zoom Conference Please use the link in the session description to attend via Zoom Conference.