The mountain range above represents the learning Canvas learning upon which you can embark. When new to Canvas, you can take courses that help you Manage Department Functions or use Grading & Communications tools with students. From there, you can take Canvas 101 to learn how to Build a Course. Once you’ve learned that, you can Target Specific Skills through one-hour, group, online learning events. At this point, you will be a rather expert user of Canvas, and you’ll inevitably have ideas for new features you’d like to see in Canvas or ways you’d like to use the tool to benefit student learning. At that point, learn to Affect Change and you’ll be improving the Canvas experience for all. Click on each mountain to learn more about that training opportunity, and scroll down to learn when the trainings are being offered and to register.
There are multiple ways to learn about Canvas at the Trefny Center.
In-person Office Hours
We offer Canvas Office Hours from 11am - 12pm on Wednesdays and 12:30 - 2pm on Fridays at the Trefny Center - Alderson Hall 268. Bring your digital device, and stop by for on-site help with your Canvas needs. No appointment necessary!
Virtual Office Hours
If you have Canvas questions, but cannot physically visit the Trefny Center, we have a solution for you. Virtual or online office hours are now being offered from 1:00-2:00pm on Fridays. Click the Zoom link to access the online portal: https://mines.zoom.us/j/7255827823
The Canvas for Admins face-to-face workshop was designed to address admin-specific Canvas needs. This training will demonstrate avenues for communicating with students/staff, creating course shells for non-registrar courses, and preparing admins to successfully navigate Canvas. Please bring your laptop and appetite. Snack will be provided.
The Canvas 101 face-to-face workshop will start by providing a basic overview of how Canvas is structured. Once you have your bearings, we can begin to think through how to organize your materials and utilize the tools within Canvas. The final portion of the workshop entails working together to build out your course in Canvas. Bring your laptop. Refreshments will be provided.
If you want to see the content of this workshop in advance, here is the Canvas Workshop 101 handout.
Canvas 101 Online Course
Do you want to learn the basics of building a Canvas course at your own pace? In this learning module, you will review the basic structure of Canvas, think through how to organize course materials, learn how to import files from Blackboard, and practice these new skills in a sandbox course. Upon completion of Canvas 101, you will earn a Canvas Novice badge to keep in Canvas or share on LinkedIn or Facebook. To access and enroll in this course, click here: Canvas 101 Online.
The Improve Your Course hands-on workshop provides you time, space, and support for course development. In the session, Canvas admins will circulate around the room to guide you in creating your desired course experience. Bring your questions, laptop, and ideas for improving your course and we will help you along the way.
Getting started with Turnitin - Virtual training, October 4th at 10am.
Learn how to utilize the Turnitin Plagiarism detection tool with Canvas. This one hour training will cover the following topics:
1. How to create a Turnitin assignment
2. How to use Feedback Studio to view originality reports and grade papers
3. Demonstrate how students submit papers
4. Demonstrate how students view Feedback Studio and instructor comments
5. Question/Answer session
This training is hosted by a Turnitin trainer specially for the Mines community. The participate in the training, please join the Zoom meeting at the URL below:
We have identified ~20 volunteers to participate in extensive web-based Canvas training, to serve as leaders and early adopters across campus. Look to see who is a Canvas leader in your department: