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Grading in Canvas

03/31/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm, O'Neill 254
04/23/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm, O'Neill 254
04/28/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm, O'Neill 254
05/04/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm, O'Neill 254

After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Organize assignments into groups and set group weights 
  • Specify how students will be graded through the assignments feature for online, paper, and no-submission assignments
  • Annotate/comment on student work and grade student work using SpeedGrader
  • Assign grades through the Gradebook
  • Manage instructor and student views of graded content
  • Develop rubrics for assessment
  • Export grades to .csv file 
  • Edit the grading scheme
  • Manage and assess student work using peer review

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teaching through disruption

04/15/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm, O'Neill 254

Whether it is a snowstorm that closes campus or a conference that takes you across the country, events sometimes get in the way of teaching classes. Fortunately, the Center for Teaching Excellence supports a variety of resources to help you work through a blizzard and still connect with your class.

This workshop aims to prepare attendees to:

  • Set goals to accomplish in a virtual conferencing session.
  • Make use of the features in the Canvas virtual conferencing tool to meet the goal.
  • Share with students any information they will need to participate successfully.
  • List potential concerns to anticipate, for themselves and their students, and how to avoid or solve them.

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Past Workshops


Advanced Use of Canvas

After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Organize your course using the Canvas calendar, including: 
    • Scheduling office hours and meetings 
    • Organizing assignments and events 
  • Develop collaborative class activities
    • Set up groups using People 
    • Set up a group assignment 
    • Set up and participate in collaborations 
    • Create a whole-class and group discussions
    • Use collaborations and Peer Review tool for peer feedback
  • Create content online using Canvas Pages 

Introduction to Canvas

New to Canvas or want a refresher? Come to an introduction to Canvas workshop.
After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Navigate the Canvas website
  • Select a homepage
  • Edit content
  • Organize modules
  • Add content (including documents, PDFs, PPTs, as well as library course reserves)
  • Create an assignment
  • Navigate the Speedgrader and Canvas Gradebook
  • Organize the left navigation menu
  • Add TAs and Librarians