UNO’s Office of Digital Learning will be offering Canvas training opportunities in February.
Feb. 5 - March 21: "Kung Fu Canvas"
This is a self-paced online training class. Participants will go through the process of creating a course and will also have the opportunity to experience Canvas as a student. Those who successfully complete all of the course assignments with an 80% or higher score are eligible for a $100 stipend.**
Friday, Feb. 2, 9 A.M. – 11 A.M.: "Canvas Basics"
This course is in Criss Library room 232; geared to those who have little to no experience with Canvas. We will explore the basic structure of Canvas and the basics of adding content to a course. Attendees are invited to stay for Drop-In time between 11 A.M. – 3 P.M. to have specific questions answered or just to work with the Digital Learning team on hand in case a question comes up.
Drop-In time will also be offered on Feb. 9 and Feb. 23 from 11 A.M. – 3 P.M. in Criss Library 231 or 232.
Also in Feb., we will be offering 50-minute Canvas webinars. Topics include;
- Canvas Homepages
- Using Modules to Organize your Canvas Course
- Assignments and Grades
- Quiz Basics
Each topic will be offered about three times during the month. Longer descriptions of the sessions along with sign up information can be found at https://UNODigitalLearning.eventbrite.com.
We have also set up a form where you can make a request to have your course migrated from Blackboard to Canvas by our instructional design team. You can make this request here.
If you would like to setup a time to meet with a member of the Digital Learning team please email Rick Murch-Shafer or Erin King.
**Participants are eligible to receive the training stipend once though everyone is welcome to attend and participate as many times as they like.
About Canvas at UNO
Senior Vice Chancellor, BJ Reed announced that UNO would investigate Canvas to determine its feasibility as a learning management system for the campus. Faculty and students tested and provided feedback. Exploration began with a group of faculty and students working with a Canvas testing space (a “sandbox”) starting in late September and early October.
Several workshops were offered to help faculty get familiar with using Canvas. Recordings of these sessions are available for viewing.
In the spring 2017 semester, a group of faculty taught using Canvas. At the conclusion of this investigation, faculty and student input will be included in a recommendation that will be forwarded to the Senior Vice Chancellor, BJ Reed.
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