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

Designing an Effective Course Site

Would you like to know how to design your Canvas course site quickly and efficiently? Then bring your laptop to this 1-hour session. You will learn how to control which parts of your site are visible to students; how to build a course site quickly by duplicating modules and module items; and how to create and organize media content. You will also be introduced to Student View, a powerful Canvas tool that lets you view your course site through your students’ eyes.

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

Sign up: http://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.php?course_id=1860

Providing Effective Assessment and Feedback in Canvas

Bring your laptop and course syllabus to this 1-hour session to learn how to effectively assess student work and provide feedback in Canvas. You will learn how to create and organize assignments, set up and weight assignment groups, and manage the Canvas Gradebook. You will be introduced to Canvas tools that make the grading process more efficient, such as Rubrics, SpeedGrader, and Anonymous and Moderated Grading. You will also receive a preview of the New Gradebook that is now available to instructors.

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=1861

Using Multimedia for Instruction and Creative Assignments

Multimedia can be a powerful medium for creating instructional content and creative assignments. In this workshop we will explore the learning theories behind multimedia learning and its efficacy, different forms of multimedia assignments, what pedagogical purposes they serve, and the conditions for success. We will also learn about University resources available to support multimedia learning. Bring your laptop to this 1.5-hour workshop.

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

Sign up: http://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.php?course_id=1859