Web Enhancement with Canvas: September Webinars and Open Labs

| September 3, 2013

The Faculty Development Center invites faculty members who would like an orientation to enhancing their class with the new Canvas-powered WorldClassRoom to attend our webinar offerings in the month of September, featuring the Expand Your Classroom series.

The four-part Expand Your Classroom webinar series is designed to help instructors learn how to use Canvas on every level of the web-enhancement spectrum, from posting a syllabus, to creating and grading assignments, and even facilitating group projects.

The sessions can be attended in any order or sequence across the lunch, evening, and/or weekend offerings, as your schedule permits.

Click on the webinar listing of your choice to register. For assistance with registration, visit:  http://www.webster.edu/documents/fdc/downloads/registration-instructions.pdf.

Expand Your Classroom: Share & Organize Course Materials

This hour-long webinar shows you how to use Canvas to share resources with students and organize your course to save time in your teaching routine, including how to post the syllabus, view the class list, and post course notes in Canvas.

Learn how to:

  • Post your syllabus in Canvas
  • View your class list
  • Use the Canvas calendar to post important course dates
  • Post downloadable files for students to access
  • Post course resources using Canvas’ wiki Pages
  • Organize course materials into easy to find modules

Weekend:  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2 – 3:00 p.m. CDT

Lunch:  Tuesday, Sept. 17, noon – 1 p.m. CDT

Evening:  Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 – 8 p.m. CDT

 

Expand Your Classroom:  Communicate & Collaborate

This hour-long webinar shows you how to use Canvas to communicate with your students, and how to facilitate and encourage collaboration among students outside your traditional classroom.

Learn how to:

  • Use email in Canvas with external email accounts
  • Keep your students up to date between classes with Canvas Announcements
  • Set up the discussion forum in Canvas as a peer review platform, or to continue the discussion outside of class
  • Post course material using Canvas’ integrated audio/video recording & uploading tools
  • Facilitate group projects outside of class using Canvas
  • Leverage the convenience of GoogleDocs, EtherPad, and Social Media tools to communicate with your students outside your traditional classroom

Lunch:  Thursday, Sept. 19, noon – 1 p.m. CDT

Evening:  Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 – 8 p.m. CDT

Weekend:  Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 – 3 p.m. CDT

 

Expand Your Classroom:  Assess Learning & Improve Feedback

This hour-long webinar shows you how to use Canvas to assess your students’ learning and improve efficiency in grading assignments, exams and quizzes, and to track student progress in your course.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create an assignment and enable Turnitin plagiarism detection
  • Add a rubric to an assignment
  • Grade an assignment with the Canvas Speedgrader
  • Create a quiz in Canvas
  • View and use your gradebook in Canvas
  • Track student progress using Canvas’ built-in analytics feature

Lunch:  Monday, Sept. 9, noon – 1 p.m. CDT

Evening:  Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 – 8 p.m. CDT

Weekend: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 – 3 p.m. CDT

 

Expand Your Classroom: Plagiarism Prevention & Turnitin

This hour-long webinar provides a basic understanding of plagiarism prevention, as well as a demonstration of how to use Canvas’ integrated Turnitin feature.

Learn to:

  • Understand different types of plagiarism
  • Understand why students plagiarize
  • Understand basic steps for preventing plagiarism
  • Enable Turnitin in an assignment created in Canvas
  • View a Turnitin report from a student’s perspective
  • Grade an assignment that was submitted through Turnitin in Canvas

 

Lunch:  Thursday, September 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Evening:  Monday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CDT

Weekend:  Sunday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT

 

Bookmark our Training & Workshops page for a list of the most up-to-date training offerings from the Faculty Development Center, and to see detailed descriptions of each webinar.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Faculty Development Center at askfdc@webster.edu or call 1-866-963-8243.

 

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