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Canvas Training Opportunities

​​​ Please note: The training and webinars are for SMC Faculty only and users must register using their smc.edu email address.

Online

@ONE Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

The @ONE Project offers an Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course. This class is a 4 - week online course that tends to fill up very quickly to due to the high number of colleges currently migrating to Canvas. If you are interested in taking this course email distance_ed_inquiry@smc.edu to request an OEI coupon code to cover the cost of the class. Faculty who complete this course do not need to take the SMC version as both courses cover the same material.

Sign up for @One Online Courses


Canvas Instructional Videos from Lynda.com

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office created a “virtual professional development resource center”—a “one-stop shop” for colleges and their employees to access effective practices, trainings, and other resources. As a California Community College employee, you have full access to the resources on this site. Free access to Lynda.com courses is included in the library of professional development materials.

Lynda.com offers a series of Canvas courses which are organized into chapters and divided into short individual videos. This is particularly helpful in learning a new skill from start to finish or to find a quick answer.

Here is how to access the Canvas courses offered by Lynda.com

  1. Register at the Professional Learning Network. (It's free if you have an SMC email account.)

  2. Click on the link called Learn (top of the page in blue banner).

  3. Go to "Click here for Lynda".

  4. Type in Canvas in the search window.


Spring 2017 Training Opportunities - On Ground Only

Using Canvas - Intermediate

This is the follow-up to the introductory workshop on Canvas and will go into the next set of features that an on ground course will find most useful.  Some of the features covered in this session are profile customization, notifications, copying a Canvas course and building a syllabus in Canvas.  We will also discuss how to set a homepage for your course and intermediate uses of modules and page building.  Participants should have attended the introductory workshop or have a basic understanding of Canvas. ​

  • ​Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2 pm - 4 pm - Library Room 192

RSVP for Winter and Spring 2017 Training Opportunities

Drop-in lab hours - Questions Only

To accommodate everyone, please note that one on one ‘how to’ sessions can NOT be expected. These are mainly for answering questions for someone who has just started using Canvas and has already attended an Introduction to Canvas Training Session

  • Spring 2017 - Monday and Thursday - 1 - 3 pm – Faculty and Staff Computing Lab, IT Building, Room M 106

Tech Friday Workshops

For any workshops listed below, feel free to RSVP via the Sign up link provided, or by emailing the presenter/s directly.  These workshops are being offered through a partnership with The Center for Teaching Excellence.​

​Setting up the Gradebook and Using SpeedGrader Sign up!

Friday, March 31
10 am – 12 pm, BUS 250
Presenter: Keith Graziadei
Description: This workshop will teach faculty how to set up the course gradebook and enter grades in Canvas. In addition, participants will learn how to use SpeedGrader to provide feedback on assignments to students.

Creating a basic Course Shell to supplement your On-ground course Sign up!
Friday, April 21
10 am – 12:30 pm, BUS 250
Presenters: Gina Jerry and Wendy Parise
Description: This workshop is intended for faculty who would like to use Canvas this spring semester to supplement their on-ground classes. In order to participate, faculty must bring a USB with their current course syllabus and any other files they wish to share with students. In this workshop faculty will learn to set up their basic shell, upload files to Canvas, customize course navigation and set up the Canvas gradebook. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will walk away with a shell they can begin using right away.

How to Use Turn It In with Canvas
Friday, April 28,
10 am – 12 pm, BUS 250
Presenter: Dana Del George
Description: Learn how the Turnitin Learning Tool Integration (LTI) operates within Canvas to receive student assignments and rate their originality. Walk through enabling the LTI and creating settings for using it to collect a writing assignment. If time permits, we will look at the "Feedback Studio" feature of Turnitin and the Turnitin app for the iPad, both of which can make grading essays easier and more efficient.

Migrating Content from eCompanion to Canvas
Friday, May 5
10 am – 12 pm, BUS 250
Presenter: Simon Balm
Description: This workshop will teach participants how to use Canvas to import and export course content to and from course shells. Instructors will use this to copy their course shells from semester to semester. Participants will also learn how to archive old eCompanion data including exporting the Gradebook, quizzes and other data.

Going Beyond the Basics: Advanced Canvas Topics
Friday, May 12
10 am – 12 pm, BUS 250
Presenter: Walter Meyer
Description: This workshop will showcase more advanced features of Canvas. Some of the more advanced features covered in this session are quizzes, gradebook, discussions, attendance function, Canvas calendar, integrating publisher content, and adding 3rd party apps to Canvas. Participants should have attended an introductory workshop or have a basic understanding of Canvas.

Storing and Streaming Media and Captioning
Friday, May 19
10 am – 12 pm, BUS 250
Presenters: Simon Balm and Shawn Jordison
Description: Come and see how you can easily store and share video files for free with the 3C Media Solutions service funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. This tool will be vital in Canvas since we no longer have the ability to store large media files on our new platform. Learn also how 3C Media helps making your videos accessible to students with disabilities a breeze with its free captioning service. If you use streaming video in your online or on-ground classes, then this workshop is for you!

All workshops have limited enrollment so be sure to RSVP early!


Training Directly from Canvas

Click below to register for a 2 - part Canvas - hosted 90 - minute webinars!

Register for Canvas Web Training

Part 1 - Canvas Fundamentals Higher Ed

This Canvas training will focus on the following features and use of Canvas:

  • Interface and navigation

  • Establishing your user profile and Canvas notification settings

  • Utilizing the Canvas calendar and syllabus

  • Getting organized with modules

  • Course settings

Part 2 - Canvas Fundamentals Higher Ed

This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on the following features and use of Canvas:

  • Establishing scope and sequence using Modules

  • Building content using the rich content editor

  • Going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes

  • The Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader

In order for you to get the most out of these two fundamentals webinars, you will need to have access to a Canvas Course Shell before the Part 1 Webinar. You can register for one by going to the Canvas Website and following the directions posted there.

Get Your Free Canvas Course Shell Here


To view the training course, without participating in a live interactive Webinar, please use the links below.

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