Description: There are so many ways to enrich online content, make it interactive and more appealing to students. In this workshop, participants will learn how to design group work that addresses common problems in advance, learn how to scaffold and support group work to gradually build student progress, and experience how Canvas supports student-centered learning for group assignments.
Description: Peer review can be a great way to increase student engagement and deepen learning. Canvas has a wide range of tools to help you integrate peer review into your course. This session will provide directions and tips on implementing peer review activities in your course.
Grading the Easy Way: Using Rubrics in Canvas –October 21, 2015, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Presented by Karen Russo & Melissa Verschage Gateway Community College CTL
Description: Rubrics are both assessment tools for faculty and learning tools for students that can ease anxiety about the grading process for both parties. Rubrics speed up grading, gives comments to the student and speeds up the process incredibly.
What’s Up Doc? Embedding Google Docs and Using Google Apps in Canvas – October 27, 2015, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Presented Helice Agria, Phoenix College Center for Teaching & Learning Department Chair
Description: Discover what some may argue is the ‘must-have’ web-based educational tool of the 21st Century, Google. In this brief demo we will explore how to use Google Docs and Apps within Canvas to: (1) embed interactive slide presentations; (2) provide inline assessments in course content; (3) create and share collaborative-based work; (4) insert dynamic charts and graphs; and (5) make announcements and/or provide a chat room across sections. And all this in real-time (edits auto-synchronize) and within Canvas! It’s just What the Dr. Ordered!
Using Images to Enhance Content Delivery in Canvas –November 2, 2015, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Presented by Carolyn Miller, Instructional Designer Paradise Valley Community College
Webinar Link: Not recorded
Description: Content with relevant images gets 94 percent more views than content without (Skyword, 2011). The brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than it does text. We are wired to take in visual content faster and more effectively than we are words. Discover ways to use visual content in your online courses.
Module Release in Canvas – November 20, 2015, 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Description: This session will demonstrate and explain how Modules in Canvas can be used to release content as needed or desired. Modules may be used to control or track student progress through a sequence of learning activities and personalizing learning for students. A demonstrated will be provided of how modules can be released by a certain date or when other modules are completed.