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Canvas Training

Canvas Training

Welcome to Online Education Services' faculty resource page for the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. 

If you need to get in touch with us, please contact us through the Help Desk!

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  • One-on-One Help

    Request a one-on-one session through the Help Desk

    We can help with:

    • Blackboard-to-Canvas content transition
    • Developing strategies for teaching your course at a distance
    • Creating brand new instructional activities in Canvas
    • And lots more!
  • Upcoming Live Sessions

    Join the Session in Progress!

    Title Date Description
    Groups and Peer Review Thursday, 10/1 11AM Learn to manage Groups and Peer Review by experiencing them first-hand from the student perspective. (Make sure to register in advance.)
    Creating Accessible Content in Canvas Thursday, 10/8 11AM Practice formatting content in Canvas to make it easily accessible for more people, and to conform with WCAG2.1 AA standards
    Creating and Managing Discussions Thursday, 10/15 11AM Tips and tricks for creating, moderating and managing discussions in Canvas.
    Creating Accessible Word, PDF and Google Documents Monday10/19 11AM Extending accessibility considerations to Word, PDF and Google
    Setting up Classic Quizzes Thursday, 10/29 11AM Quiz creation and management using Classic Quizzes in Canvas
    Setting up New Quizzes Thursday, 11/5 11AM Quiz creation and management, including migration from Classic to New Quizzes
    Managing the Gradebook Thursday, 11/12 11AM Configuring, using and finalizing grade records in Canvas
    Copying and Sharing Between Courses Thursday, 11/19 11AM Learn the different ways that you can share content with colleagues at Doane, as well as other institutions--even at schools that don't use Canvas.
    End of Term Wrap Up Monday11/30 11AM Winding down the instructional term with the End-of-Term Checklist
    Copying your Course from Blackboard to Canvas Thursday, 12/3 11AM Follow along with us as we move a course from Blackboard and clean it up to use in Canvas
    Getting your Course Ready for a New Term Thursday, 12/10 11AM Moving your course into a term shell, updating due dates, and using the Start-of-Term Checklist

    Check our calendar for any possible cancellations or changes in times. 

  • Recorded Sessions

    Summer 2020 Sessions

    The session recordings, below, require you to be logged into Zoom with your Doane credentials. Doane uses SSO to authenticate into Zoom. If you click on one of the recordings and are prompted to login, here's how to login to Zoom.

    Link to Recording (requires Doane Zoom login) Description
    Rubric Creation and Grading Processes
    Quick tricks for creating rubrics and managing grading workflows in Canvas
    Faculty Kick-Off Week: Canvas Session 3 This session is focused on content organization, rapid building strategies and creating a course flow for your students by using Modules and Module Controls.
    Faculty Kick-Off Week: Canvas Session 2 This session covers content creation and management in Canvas, like Files, Pages, Announcements, Assignments and Discussions. Includes a focus on creating accessible content in Canvas.
    Faculty Kick-Off Week: Canvas Session 1
    This session covers Canvas basics like logging in, finding courses, communicating with students, uploading your syllabus, and how to get help.
    Building Community Support Structures into your Course
    Online, no one can you hear you scream. Explore ways to allow learners in your courses to feel seen, heard and supported. 
    Quizzes and Surveys Review the basics of Quizzes and Surveys in Canvas, including the differences between Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes.
    Blackboard to Canvas Pitfalls Learn more about the quirks and weirdnesses of importing Blackboard courses into Canvas.
    Google Integrations and Collaborations
    Learn more about adding Google content directly into Canvas, including distributing Google content as assignments, embedding content into Modules, and creating Google Collaborations.
    Content Pages and the Rich Content Editor Learn about content creation strategies in Canvas, and how to integrate files, images and other media into your content.
    Inbox, Announcements and Discussions Learn more about Canvas communications strategies, including the Inbox, Course Announcements, and Discussion Boards.
    Assignments and Rubrics Learn more about Assignment and Rubric creation in Canvas.
    Gradebook and SpeedGrader Learn how to use the Gradebook and SpeedGrader to streamline course management and grading workflows.
    Modules, Content Controls and Course Flow Find out more about why and how to create Modules, how to use content release tools and making sure that students can see everything they need in your course.

    January 2020 Sessions

    View the training agenda to help locate the right recording.

  • Tips for Teaching with Technology Video Series

    We're building bite-sized training videos to help explain new strategies and solve common problems. Check out all the videos here:  

    Tips for Teaching with Technology

  • Other Canvas Resources

    You can locate additional information and resources in the Growing With Canvas course. All faculty should be automatically enrolled in this course. You can use this course as a reference, or work through the content and earn badges. 

    You can find our full calendar of events by opening your Doane Google Calendar and entering IDS Doane University in the "Meet With" search box. 

    You can request one-on-one help from an instructional designer by submitting a ticket to the Tiger Tech Help Desk. Use the "Blackboard Issue" option (at least until it changes to "Canvas Issue") and indicate that you'd like to set up a one-on-one appointment. 

    Other helpful resources

  • Suggestions for other sessions and resources

    Do you have ideas for additional trainings or resource sessions? Let us know!

    Make a Suggestion!