Back-To-School Workshops

Join us for our Canvas essentials series, designed to support instructors preparing to teach this summer. All workshops will take place remotely, and include 60 minutes of content followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Please email to RSVP for any workshops you would like to attend, and you will receive a Zoom link one business day prior to the session. The Tech Drop-in will be hybrid; please indicate when you RSVP if you would like to attend in person or via Zoom.

Canvas: Basics

Monday, May 2, 1:00-2:30 (Via Zoom)

Canvas is an online learning management system that can serve as an online hub for your course. It can be a useful tool for communicating with your students about course structure and requirements, and sharing course materials including syllabi, readings, and other media. During this workshop, we will introduce instructors to the Canvas platform and essential features such as Announcements, Files, Modules, Pages, and Discussions. The session will consist of 60 minutes of content followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

Canvas: Assignments and Grading

Thursday, May 12, 2:00-3:30 (Via Zoom)

This session provides an overview of options for receiving, grading, and managing student work in Canvas. We will also review Gradebook settings that determine how grades and feedback are communicated to students. This session is recommended for anyone new to grading through Canvas or anyone who has used Canvas grading and is interested in exploring it further. When you RSVP please feel to submit any specific questions, which we’ll plan to address in the presentation (first 60 minutes) or during the Q&A (last 30 minutes).

Canvas: New Quizzes

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00-11:30 (Via Zoom)

This workshop will provide an overview of New Quizzes in Canvas, which will be visible as an alternative to current (Classic) Quizzes for all instructors this December and will be the main option for Quizzes in Fall 2022. Facilitators will show how to create a quiz (including the availability of new question types), how to grade quizzes and provide student accommodations, as well as additional features, including migrating from Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes. The session will consist of 60 minutes of content followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

Tech Drop-in

Friday, May 13, 9:30-11:00 (Via Zoom)

Bring questions on Canvas and other BC supported technologies, and CTE staff will answer them on a first come, first served basis. To make drop-ins accessible to as many instructors as possible, they will be offered in person with the option to attend remotely. Please indicate when you RSVP whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom. You are welcome to participate in the other format if you change your mind, but having projected numbers is useful for our planning. 

Session Recordings

Click the links below to see recordings from our last round of tech trainings:

Accommodation Requests

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Past Back-to-School Workshops