Target Specific Skills: Webinar Series
Weekly Office Hours*

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.

Canvas for Admins
Canvas 101 Online
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.


For more online pedagogy resources, click here: Learning Modules.
Canvas 101: Building a Course
There are multiple ways to learn about Canvas at the Trefny Center. 


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 on by for on-site help with your Canvas needs.  No appointment necessary!
*There will be no office hours on August 11th during the Campus Conference




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 Target Specific Skills sessions are hour-long webinars hosted by Canvas. We meet as a group to learn about more specific tools of Canvas and how to apply them. A laptop is not necessary for this training, since it is projected onto the large screen. All you need to bring is you willingness to learn.



Early Adopters
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:


Kathleen Feighny
Melanie Barnhart
Brenda Chergo
Ye Li
Michele Darveau
Deb Carney
Renne Falconer
Jenifer Blacklock
Jered Dean
Sarah Hitt
Yosef Alam
Mirna Mattjik
Leslie Light
Susan Reynolds
Vibhuti Dave
Melanie Brandt
Becky Lafrancois
Barb O'Kane
Colin Terry
Derek Morgan
Becca Flintoff
Brent Waller

Jean Manning-Cleark
Amanda Jameer
Timeri Tolnay
Sam Spiegel

Tara Gilboa
Susannah Simmons

training

8/28 2:30-3:30pm TBD Target Specific Skills Managing Quizzes All 1hr Training RSVP
8/29 9am-12pm TBD Canvas 101 Build a Course Faculty 3hr Training RSVP
8/31 2-3pm TBD Canvas for Admins Manage Student & Departmental Communication Admin 1hr Training RSVP
9/1 8:30-9:30am TBD Target Specific Skills Content Pages All 1hr Training RSVP
9/14 1-4pm TBD Canvas 101 Build a Course Faculty 3hr Training RSVP
9/20 9:30-10:30am TBD Canvas for Admins Manage Student & Departmental Communication Admin 1hr Training RSVP
9/24 1-4pm TBD Canvas 101 Build a Course Faculty 3hr Training RSVP