Workshop Descriptions

Introduction to Canvas

Bring your laptop for this 1-hour session for all disciplines. You will learn how to navigate the site, find support documentation, upload and organize course or organization site content, publish your course, set up assignments and gradebook, communicate with students via announcements and emails, add students and TAs and customize your course site.

Do you need to migrate your course content from Chalk to Canvas? Come to our Canvas Walk-In Sessions at the TechBar or request an individual consultation.

This session is open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff who manage Canvas courses.

Sign up: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1712
Workshop handout: Intro Workshop Handout (PDF)

Copying Material between Canvas Courses

Bring your laptop for this 45-minute session. We will walk you through the process of copying materials from previous Canvas courses into your new Canvas course site. You will be introduced to Canvas features such as adjusting assignment due dates that can make the course copying process quicker and easier. If you have not yet requested your new Canvas course site, we can guide you through that process as well.

Pre-requisites:

  • Participants are expected to have basic knowledge covered in our Introduction to Canvas workshop, including how to navigate within Canvas, use Modules, set up assignments and gradebook columns, and publish announcements.
  • Participants should also have access to a previous course in Canvas whose content they wish to copy.

NB: If you have material from a Chalk course that you need to migrate to Canvas, we recommend that you attend one of our walk-in sessions or request an individual consultation so that we may give you individual assistance.

This session is open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff who manage Canvas courses.

Sign up: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1713
Workshop handouts: Copying Course Material Between Canvas Sites (PDF)

Canvas for Humanities Courses

Would you like to know how to get the most out of Canvas in your humanities course? Come to our 1-hour Canvas for Humanities workshop for a discipline-specific Canvas overview. You will be introduced to principles of course site organization; how to grade student work effectively in Canvas, including features such as SpeedGrader and audio/video comments; and assignment tools to help your students work collaboratively and creatively. This session is open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff in the humanities who manage Canvas courses.

This session is open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff who manage Canvas courses.

Sign up: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.php?course_id=1851

Canvas for STEM Courses

Would you like to know how to get the most out of Canvas in your STEM course? Come to our 1-hour Canvas for STEM workshop for a discipline-specific Canvas overview. You will be introduced to principles of course site organization; how to grade student work effectively in Canvas, including features such as SpeedGrader and audio/video comments; assessment tools such as Canvas Quizzes; multimedia tools, including in-video quizzing; and innovative ways to engage students during lecture, such as Canvas Chat and instant polling. We will also discuss ways to combat academic dishonesty. This session is open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff in STEM disciplines who manage Canvas courses.

This session is open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff who manage Canvas courses.

Sign up: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.php?course_id=1852