Canvas/Zoom Webinar: Getting the Most out of Canvas Studio

MarchMar 23 2020 07:00pm - 08:00pm

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The VCCS eLET (e-Learning and educational technologies) committee is pleased to offer a series of webinar workshops focused on learning Canvas and Zoom. Each webinar will focus on a specific Canvas or EdTech topic (such as Zoom). These sessions will offer a few hands-on activities where participants can practice what they learn.

All webinars are from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration is required - click here

Recordings of past webinars can be found here

Course Continuity using Modules
Thursday, 3/05 | Join via Zoom
Are your students confused about where to find their course work? Using modules to create a one-directional flow in a course will alleviate confusion and put the students on a path to succeed in your course. We will discuss different elements that you can use in your course modules such as weeks, units, or chapters to set-up your Canvas course to mirror your class assignment schedule. Among other topics, we will cover creating prerequisites and requirements, as well as creating manageable learning chunks. It is recommended that you enter the following URL: to self-enroll in our workshop course.

Using Hoonuit in Canvas
Monday, 3/09 | Join via Zoom
Hoonuit is a wonderful tool for supplemental just-in-time learning featuring targeted, short video tutorials on a variety of topics from computer procedures (Formatting a Spreadsheet) to soft skills (Interview Practices). Join us and learn how to add these into your Canvas classes in different ways to cover a variety of use cases. Also learn the potentials and pitfalls of grading student work with Hoonuit.

Using Zoom to Facilitate Online Course Meetings
Tuesday, 3/17 | Join via Zoom
Zoom is a powerful online web conferencing tool but it’s great at much more than attending online webinars. In this session, we’ll go over how you can utilize Zoom to facilitate effective and collaborative virtual class meetings with features like whiteboarding, sharing documents and files, polling, and breakout rooms. Plus, with the ability to integrate Zoom into any Canvas course, your students will never have to guess how to join the meeting again!

Canvas Intro
Wednesday, 3/18 | Join via Zoom
Our workshop will cover the main tools you will use to create your course in Canvas. You will learn how to set up and use Canvas Global Navigation Tools. Discover the power of Modules; how and why they are important for your course flow. Learn how to add files, quizzes, and assignments to your Canvas course. We will discuss the grade book, as well as additional tips and tools that will help you design your course in Canvas.

Canvas and New Gradebook: Look at All the Pretty Colors!
Thursday, 3/19 | Join via Zoom
Overview of grading options and various views. Basics explained. Complex schemes too? Certainly will mention how to do weighted grading. And of course, describe all the new color coding and indicators in the gradebook itself.

Getting the Most out of Canvas Studio
Monday, 3/23 | Join via Zoom
Video in education is booming right now. Studio makes it easy to create and share engaging videos into your Canvas course. We'll showcase real-world examples of incorporating video into your course including an interactive video announcement, video class introduction discussion, and providing video feedback to student submissions in the SpeedGrader.

Modules, Pages, and Content, Oh My!
Tuesday, 3/24 | Join via Zoom
Do you know the difference between Modules, Pages, and Content in Canvas? As you create your course, it is important to know the difference between these applications. We will examine the use of Modules to organize your course content. Analyze when and how to use Pages within your course. After this session, you will be able to construct your course in an organized method.

Rubrics in Canvas: How to Create and Use Canvas Rubrics
Wednesday, 3/25 | Join via Zoom
Rubrics are a useful tool for instructors to define and communicate expectations to their students. Within Canvas, instructors can attach rubrics to assignments and even grade within the rubric. In this session, participants will learn how to create rubrics in Canvas and how to use rubrics for grading in Speedgrader.

Using the New RCE (Rich Content Editor)
Thursday, 3/26 | Join via Zoom
Join us to learn the new and improved RCE will provide a more streamlined experience for content creation by consolidating a lot of similar functions so that a single row of buttons can perform all of the same actions that the two rows and the sidebar performed in the old rich content editor.

The Possibilities of Open Education Resources
Monday, 3/30 | Join via Zoom
This webinar will explain Open Educational Resources, where they can be found, and how they can benefit students. You’ll learn how to search for OER on the internet and in specialized repositories. There will be examples of how OER can be used for classes. We will also cover financial and academic benefits to students.

Canvas Studio and Powerpoint
Tuesday, 3/31 | Join via Zoom
An easy way to deliver your lectures online! - Participants will learn how to create narrated lectures using Microsoft Powerpoint, convert the Powerpoint presentations into videos, upload the videos to Canvas Studio and add embedded assessment questions. This is a proven workflow that will allow you to transform your lectures into engaging online content, increase instructor presence, inject personal branding into your course and tap into Canvas Studio Insights to learn about your students.

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