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Fall 2019 Training Sessions

All workshops are instructor-led and hands-on.  Please feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. For further information, please contact Kweli Snowden, Instructional Designer, at 609-895-5671 or [email protected].

Register for the workshop(s) of your choice now!

First Friday Instructional Technology Workshops

Canvas  - Spotlight on New Features– This session introduces users to the several new features including the new student dashboard feature and the new Gradebook.  Participants will explore how an enhanced view of the To Do list will help students manage tasks across all their courses and how the new Gradebook makes grading more flexible and intuitive and elevates the Gradebook user experience.

  • Friday, October 4 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Online Lecture Recording – CDLT Studio- This session introduces participants to the CDLT Recording Studio.  The studio is for faculty who are interested in recording online video content for their f2f and online course sections using state-of-the art equipment.  Use of the studio allows for complete control over sound, lighting, and editing resulting in high-quality and professional recorded lectures. Participants will be able to experience the recording options available including: Lecture in front of a green screen with choice of backgrounds; Lecture accompanied by presentation slides and/or iPad annotations; Lightboard lecture

  • Friday, November 1 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Vonna

Canvas Open Lab Sessions

These sessions will provide faculty with the opportunity to ask any Canvas questions, work one-on-one with TLC staff on how to use Canvas features, or request course design/setup assistance. Please note that you do not need to stay for the entire session - just drop in at any time during the scheduled time and get your Canvas questions answered!  No registration is required.  

  • Thursday, August 29 9:00 am  – 12:00 pm, Room 334, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, August 30 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 334, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, September 6 10:00 am – 12:00 pm,  Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Workshops 

Getting Started with Canvas - This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas environment, commonly used tools and the 10 key steps that will allow you to quickly build and support engaging courses.

  • Tuesday, September 3 10:30 am – 11:30 am, (ONLINE)
  • Wednesday, September 4 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 1 - This Canvas training will focus on the setting up your user profile and selecting Canvas notification settings, using the Canvas calendar and syllabus, interface and navigation, course settings, and more...

  • Friday, September 20 10:30 – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, October 23 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 2 - This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes, organizing your course using Modules, building content using the rich content editor, the Canvas Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and more...

  • Friday, September 27 10:30 – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, October 30 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas Series

Quick and to the point, these 50-minute sessions will cover tips to make your course effective and engaging.  Whether you need a refresher, want to learn something new or just have an interest in a particular topic, pick a session that is right for you!

Recommended Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees already have a basic understanding of the Canvas interface and/or should have attended a Canvas Fundamentals session.

Canvas – Communication Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Wednesday, September 18 11:00 – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Modules - This session will cover the things you need to know about leveraging modules in Canvas -- from organizing course content to creating specific student experience and why it is a good idea to use them.

  • Wednesday, October 2 11:00 – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Google LTI - This session will cover the multiple ways the Canvas Google LTI makes file sharing easy - from sharing course materials, creating cloud assignments, creating Google Doc collaborations or student submission of assignments.

  • Wednesday, October 16 11:00 – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook. 

  • Wednesday, November 6 11:00 – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas - Webinars

These sessions will be delivered completely online using Canvas Conferences & Big Blue Button.

Canvas – Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

  • Friday, September 13 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Collaboration & Group Work - This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaborations tool, and web conferencing. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

  • Friday, October 11 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook. 

  • Friday, November 15 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Instructional Technology Workshops

Zoom: The Basics - Zoom is a widely used videoconferencing and recording tool that offers full Canvas integration. You can use it to meet with an online class, give or record a video presentation (e.g., a lecture), draw on a digital whiteboard as part of a video presentation, hold faculty or staff meetings, conduct video interviews with job applicants, and use it for many, many more purposes. In this workshop, we will prepare you to use all of Zoom’s features that are most relevant to you. 

  • Tuesday, September 10 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, September 19 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, September 24 10:00 – 11:00 am, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, October 24 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, November 19 9:00 – 10:00 am, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Let’s Talk About – Adding Voice and Video - This workshop will provide an introduction to the Canvas tools and other 3rd party applications that can be easily and effectively used to integrate audio and video into online courses. The use audio and/or video to provide detailed feedback, communicate with students about course progress and changes, monitor and manage student progress and increase instructor presence in online course can lead to increase student engagement, participation and increased learning.

  • Wednesday, October 30 11:00 – 12:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Cidi Labs DesignPLUS for Canvas Open Lab Session

These sessions will provide faculty with the opportunity to ask any questions related to the design tools available as part of the Cidi Labs DesignPLUS product, work one-on-one with TLC staff on how to use available features, or request course design/setup assistance. Please note that you do not need to stay for the entire session - just drop in at any time during the scheduled time and get your questions answered! No registration is required.

  • Thursday, September 26 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, October 18 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, November 12 10:00 am – 12:00 pm,  Room 115, Fine Arts Building, LAW

Register for the workshop(s) of your choice now!


Summer 2019 Training Sessions

All workshops are instructor-led and hands-on. Please feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. For further information, please contact Kweli Snowden, Instructional Designer, at 609-895-5671 or [email protected].

Canvas Open Lab Sessions

These sessions will provide faculty with the opportunity to ask any Canvas questions, work one-on-one with TLC staff on how to use Canvas features, or request course design/setup assistance. Please note that you do not need to stay for the entire session - just drop in at any time during the scheduled time and get your Canvas questions answered! No registration is required.

  • Wednesday, May 15: 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, May 17: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, June 26: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, July 3: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, August 20: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, August 22: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Workshops

Getting Started with Canvas - This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas environment, commonly used tools and the 10 key steps that will allow you to quickly build and support engaging courses.

  • Thursday, May 16: 10:30 am – 11:30 am, (ONLINE)
  • Tuesday, July 2: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 1 - This Canvas training will focus on the setting up your user profile and selecting Canvas notification settings, using the Canvas calendar and syllabus, interface and navigation, course settings, and more...

  • Tuesday, May 21: 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Room 334, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, June 13: 10:00 – 11:30 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, July 16: 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 334, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, August 8: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 2 - This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes, organizing your course using Modules, building content using the rich content editor, the Canvas Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and more...

  • Tuesday, May 28: 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, June 20: 10:00 – 11:30 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, July 23: 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, August 15: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas Series

Quick and to the point, these 50-minute sessions will cover tips to make your course effective and engaging. Whether you need a refresher, want to learn something new or just have an interest in a particular topic, pick a session that is right for you!

Canvas: Modules - This session will cover the things you need to know about leveraging modules in Canvas -- from organizing course content to creating specific student experience and why it is a good idea to use them.

  • Wednesday, May 22: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 334, Science Building, LAW

Canvas: Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space. Recommended Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees already have a basic understanding of the Canvas interface and/or should have attended a Canvas Fundamentals session.

  • Wednesday, May 29: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Google LTI - This session will cover the multiple ways the Canvas Google LTI makes file sharing easy - from sharing course materials, creating cloud assignments, creating Google Doc collaborations or student submission of assignments.

  • Wednesday, June 5: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas: Collaboration & Group Work- This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaborations tool, and web conferencing. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

  • Wednesday, June 12: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas: Gradebook - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students. Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook.

  • Wednesday, June 19: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas: Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

  • Wednesday, July 10: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas: Communication Tools- This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Wednesday, July 17: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 334, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas: Quizzes - This session will cover

  • Wednesday, July 24: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas- Webinars

These sessions will be delivered completely online using Canvas Conferences & Big Blue Button.

Canvas – Communication Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Friday, May 31 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

  • Friday, June 14 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE  CANCELED

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook.

  • Friday, June 28 10:30 – 11:30 am – ONLINE
  • Friday, August 16 10:30 – 11:30 am – ONLINE

Canvas – Modules - This session will cover the things you need to know about leveraging modules in Canvas -- from organizing course content to creating specific student experience and why it is a good idea to use them.

  • Friday, July 12 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Collaboration & Group Work - This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaborations tool, and web conferencing. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

  • Friday, July 26 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Instructional Technology Workshops

Let’s Talk About- Adding Voice and Video - This workshop will provide an introduction to the Canvas tools and other 3rd party applications that can be easily and effectively used to integrate audio and video into online courses. The use audio and/or video to provide detailed feedback, communicate with students about course progress and changes, monitor and manage student progress and increase instructor presence in online course can lead to increase student engagement, participation and increased learning.

  • Tuesday, June 11: 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW



Cidi Labs DesignPLUS for Canvas Workshops

These sessions introduce Design Tools which can help to significantly reduce the time it takes to develop a course in Canvas while allowing you to easily and consistently add creativity and visual interest to your course. Take your Canvas courses to the next level with Cidi Labs Design Tools for Canvas!

Cidi Labs Basics1

  • Thursday, May 23: 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Room 334, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, June 18: 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, July 18: 9:00 – 10:30 am, Room 334, Science Building, LAW

Cidi Labs Basics 2

  • Thursday, June 6: 11:00 – 12:30 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, June 25: 10:00 – 11:30 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, July 25: 9:00 – 10:30 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Cidi Labs Intermediate

  • Thursday, June 27: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Cidi Labs Advanced

  • Tuesday, July 9: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Spring 2019 Training Sessions

All workshops are instructor-led and hands-on.  Please feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. For further information, please contact Kweli Snowden, Instructional Designer, at 609-895-5671 or [email protected].

First Friday Instructional Technology Workshops

Canvas - Spotlight on New Features – This session introduces users to the several new features including the new student dashboard feature and the new Gradebook.  Participants will explore how an enhanced view of the To Do list will help students manage tasks across all their courses and how the new Gradebook makes grading more flexible and intuitive and elevates the Gradebook user experience.

  • Friday, March 1 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 310-311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Dress Up Your Course with Cidi Labs Design Tools for Canvas – This session introduces Design Tools which can help to significantly reduce the time it takes to develop a course in Canvas while allowing you to easily and consistently add creativity and visual interest to your course. 

  • Friday, April 5 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 310-311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Open Lab Sessions

These sessions will provide faculty with the opportunity to ask any Canvas questions, work one-on-one with TLC staff on how to use Canvas features, or request course design/setup assistance. Please note that you do not need to stay for the entire session - just drop in at any time during the scheduled time and get your Canvas questions answered!  No registration is required.

  • Friday, January 18 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Room 310/311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, January 22 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 310/311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, January 25 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Room 310/311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Workshops

Getting Started with Canvas - This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas environment, commonly used tools and the 10 key steps that will allow you to quickly build and support engaging courses.

  • Thursday, January 24 10:30 – 11:30 am (ONLINE)
  • Friday, February 1 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 1 - This Canvas training will focus on the setting up your user profile and selecting Canvas notification settings, using the Canvas calendar and syllabus, interface and navigation, course settings, and more...

  • Wednesday, February 13 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, March 26 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 2 - This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes, organizing your course using Modules, building content using the rich content editor, the Canvas Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and more.

  • Wednesday, February 20 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAWCANCELED
  • Tuesday, April 2 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas Series

Quick and to the point, these 50-minute sessions will cover tips to make your course effective and engaging.  Whether you need a refresher, want to learn something new or just have an interest in a particular topic, pick a session that is right for you!

Recommended Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees already have a basic understanding of the Canvas interface and/or should have attended a Canvas Fundamentals session.

Canvas – Google LTI - This session will cover the multiple ways the Canvas Google LTI makes file sharing easy - from sharing course materials, creating cloud assignments, creating Google Doc collaborations or student submission of assignments.

  • Wednesday, February 27 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Modules - This session will cover the things you need to know about leveraging modules in Canvas -- from organizing course content to creating specific student experience and why it is a good idea to use them.

  • Wednesday, March 13 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Collaboration & Group Work - This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaborations tool, and web conferencing. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

  • Wednesday, March 27 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Communication Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Wednesday, April 10 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook.

  • Wednesday, May 1 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas - Webinars

Quick and to the point, these 50-minute sessions will cover tips to make your course effective and engaging.  Whether you need a refresher, want to learn something new or just have an interest in a particular topic, pick a session that is right for you! These sessions will be delivered completely online using Canvas Conferences & Big Blue Button.

Recommended Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees already have a basic understanding of the Canvas interface and/or should have attended a Canvas Fundamentals session.

Canvas – Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

  • Friday, February 15 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Communications Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Friday, March 15 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Google LTI - This session will cover the multiple ways the Canvas Google LTI makes file sharing easy - from sharing course materials, creating cloud assignments, creating Google Doc collaborations or student submission of assignments.

  • Friday, March 29 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook. 

  • Friday, April 12 10:30 – 11:30 am – ONLINE

Instructional Technology Workshops

Let’s Talk About – Adding Voice and Video - This workshop will provide an introduction to the Canvas tools and other 3rd party applications that can be easily and effectively used to integrate audio and video into online courses. The use audio and/or video to provide detailed feedback, communicate with students about course progress and changes, monitor and manage student progress and increase instructor presence in online course can lead to increase student engagement, participation and increased learning.

  • Wednesday, April 17 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Room 310/311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Connect with Canvas

Monday, January 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Sci 317

Connect with Canvas is a full-day program including sessions focused on new Canvas features, using LTI integrations to expand your Canvas toolbox, using Cidi Labs Design Tools to quickly and easily dress up your Canvas course and how to effectively make your course more accessible and inclusive. Faculty will also have the opportunity to ask any Canvas questions, work one-on-one with TLC staff on how to use Canvas features, request course design assistance or to brainstorm ideas with us during Canvas Open Lab sessions.

The session topics are:

  • What's New in Canvas
  • Accessify your Canvas Course
  • Dress your Course Up with Cidi Labs Design Tools for Canvas
  • Expand your Canvas with Integrations, Apps, LTI's
  • Canvas 101: Getting Started

View the program schedule and full descriptions of all sessions
For further information, please contact Kweli Snowden, Instructional Designer, at 609-895-5671 or [email protected].


Fall 2018 Training Sessions

All workshops are instructor-led and hands-on.  Please feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. For further information, please contact Kweli Snowden, Instructional Designer, at 609-895-5671 or [email protected].

First Friday Instructional Technology Workshops

Canvas  - Spotlight on New Features– This session introduces users to the several new features including the new student dashboard feature and the new Gradebook.  Participants will explore how an enhanced view of the To Do list will help students manage tasks across all their courses and how the new Gradebook makes grading more flexible and intuitive and elevates the Gradebook user experience.

  • Friday, October 5 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 310-311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Accessibility 101: Principles of Inclusive Design- This session will introduce participants to basic accessibility concepts, practices, and inclusive design standards.

  • Friday, November 2 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 310-311, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Open Lab Sessions

These sessions will provide faculty with the opportunity to ask any Canvas questions, work one-on-one with TLC staff on how to use Canvas features, or request course design/setup assistance. Please note that you do not need to stay for the entire session - just drop in at any time during the scheduled time and get your Canvas questions answered!  No registration is required.

  • Thursday, August 30 9:00 am  – 12:30 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, August 31 9:00 – 10:30 am, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Tuesday, September 4 11:00 am – 2:00 pm,  Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Workshops

Getting Started with Canvas - This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas environment, commonly used tools and the 10 key steps that will allow you to quickly build and support engaging courses.

  • Friday, August 31 10:30 – 11:30 am, (ONLINE)
  • Monday, September 10 12:00 – 1:00 pm,  Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 1 - This Canvas training will focus on the setting up your user profile and selecting Canvas notification settings, using the Canvas calendar and syllabus, interface and navigation, course settings, and more...

  • Monday, October 15 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 2 - This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes, organizing your course using Modules, building content using the rich content editor, the Canvas Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and more...

  • Friday, September 21 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Monday, October 22 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas Series

Quick and to the point, these 50-minute sessions will cover tips to make your course effective and engaging.  Whether you need a refresher, want to learn something new or just have an interest in a particular topic, pick a session that is right for you!

Recommended Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees already have a basic understanding of the Canvas interface and/or should have attended a Canvas Fundamentals session.

Canvas – Google LTI - This session will cover the multiple ways the Canvas Google LTI makes file sharing easy - from sharing course materials, creating cloud assignments, creating Google Doc collaborations or student submission of assignments.

  • Wednesday, September 19 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Communication Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Wednesday, October 3 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

  • Wednesday, October 17 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Collaboration & Group Work - This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaborations tool, and web conferencing. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

  • Wednesday, November 7 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook. 

  • Wednesday, November 28 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas - Webinars

These sessions will be delivered completely online using Canvas Conferences & Big Blue Button.

Canvas – Modules - This session will cover the things you need to know about leveraging modules in Canvas -- from organizing course content to creating specific student experience and why it is a good idea to use them.

  • Friday, October 12 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Collaboration & Group Work - This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaborations tool, and web conferencing. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

  • Friday, November 9 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook.

  • Friday, November 30 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Instructional Technology Workshops

Let’s Talk About – Adding Voice and Video - This workshop will provide an introduction to the Canvas tools and other 3rd party applications that can be easily and effectively used to integrate audio and video into online courses. The use audio and/or video to provide detailed feedback, communicate with students about course progress and changes, monitor and manage student progress and increase instructor presence in online course can lead to increase student engagement, participation and increased learning.

  • Tuesday, September 25 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Room 316, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Summer 2018 Training Sessions

All workshops are instructor-led and hands-on.  Please feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. For further information, please contact Kweli Snowden, Instructional Designer, at 609-895-5671 or [email protected].

Canvas Open Lab Sessions

These sessions will provide faculty with the opportunity to ask any Canvas questions, work one-on-one with TLC staff on how to use Canvas features, or request course design/setup assistance. Please note that you do not need to stay for the entire session - just drop in at any time during the scheduled time and get your Canvas questions answered!  No registration is required.

  • Tuesday, May 8 9:00 am  – 11:30 am, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, May 9 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, May 10 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm,  Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, June 27 12:30 pm  – 3:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, June 28 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, June 29 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Workshops

Getting Started with Canvas - This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas environment, commonly used tools and the 10 key steps that will allow you to quickly build and support engaging courses.

  • Thursday, May 10 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, May 18 10:30 am – 11:30 am, (ONLINE)
  • Friday, June 29 10:30 am – 11:30 am, (ONLINE)
  • Tuesday, July 3 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW 

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 1 - This Canvas training will focus on the setting up your user profile and selecting Canvas notification settings, using the Canvas calendar and syllabus, interface and navigation, course settings, and more...

  • Tuesday, May 22 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, June 14 10:00 – 11:30 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Monday, July 9 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 307, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, August 3 9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas Fundamentals: Part 2 - This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes, organizing your course using Modules, building content using the rich content editor, the Canvas Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and more...

  • Tuesday, May 29 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Thursday, June 21 10:00 – 11:30 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Monday, July 16 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Room 307, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Friday, August 10 9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas Series

Quick and to the point, these 50-minute sessions will cover tips to make your course effective and engaging.  Whether you need a refresher, want to learn something new or just have an interest in a particular topic, pick a session that is right for you!

Recommended Prerequisites: It is recommended that attendees already have a basic understanding of the Canvas interface and/or should have attended a Canvas Fundamentals session.

Canvas – Modules - This session will cover the things you need to know about leveraging modules in Canvas -- from organizing course content to creating specific student experience and why it is a good idea to use them.

  • Wednesday, May 23 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Collaboration & Group Work - This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, the Collaborations tool, and web conferencing. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

  • Wednesday, May 30 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Google LTI - This session will cover the multiple ways the Canvas Google LTI makes file sharing easy - from sharing course materials, creating cloud assignments, creating Google Doc collaborations or student submission of assignments.

  • Wednesday, June 6 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Gradebook  - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook.

  • Wednesday, June 20 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, August 15 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

  • Wednesday, July 11 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 310, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

Canvas – Communication Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Wednesday, July 18 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 321, Fine Arts Building, LAW

Canvas – Quizzes - This session will cover

  • Wednesday, August 1 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW

50 Minutes with Canvas - Webinars

These sessions will be delivered completely online using Canvas Conferences & Big Blue Button.

Canvas – Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

  • Friday, June 1 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Communication Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

  • Friday, June 15 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Google LTI - This session will cover the multiple ways the Canvas Google LTI makes file sharing easy - from sharing course materials, creating cloud assignments, creating Google Doc collaborations or student submission of assignments.

  • Friday, July 6 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Canvas – Modules - This session will cover the things you need to know about leveraging modules in Canvas -- from organizing course content to creating specific student experience and why it is a good idea to use them.

  • Friday, July 13 10:30 – 11:30 am - ONLINE

Instructional Technology Workshops

Let’s Talk About – Adding Voice and Video - This workshop will provide an introduction to the Canvas tools and other 3rd party applications that can be easily and effectively used to integrate audio and video into online courses. The use audio and/or video to provide detailed feedback, communicate with students about course progress and changes, monitor and manage student progress and increase instructor presence in online course can lead to increase student engagement, participation and increased learning.

  • Wednesday, June 13 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW
  • Wednesday, August 8 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 317, Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, LAW