Teach, Learn and Connect with Canvas
Blackboard will retire on August 31st, 2014. Design your next course in Canvas this fall. Make an appointment with a CIT Instructional Designer for an individual consultation today, and visit our One-Stop Canvas Page for helpful resources on Canvas.
- Canvas 01: Essentials- A two hour, hands-on, instructor-led session where participants will explore their own Canvas courses, learn to modify their personal settings,add a course syllabus, add and link to content, and structure their course using pages and modules. Participants will also be introduced to assignments and grading in Canvas.
- Canvas 02: Course Builder 101 - This 1.5 hour workshop builds on concepts introduced in the Canvas 01: Essentials workshop. It is a hands-on, instructor led session focusing on practicing activities of basic course building. We will review the concepts of pages and modules, dig deeper into assignments and grading and explore ways Canvas promotes collaboration and interactivity. Participants are encouraged to brings materials with which they can use to build out their course. Participants may also request a sandbox or test course to experiment with during the workshop.
- Canvas 00: Comprehensive - This is a four hour, hands on, instructor led session including lunch. It combines topics from the Canvas 1: Essentials and The Canvas 02: Course Builder 101 workshops. Jumpstart your own Canvas learning in one intensive class.
- Canvas Open Lab: A one to two hour open labs for instructors to come
and ask questions and get more individualized help. Do you have a Canvas
question? Come to Canvas Open Lab and work with Canvas Trainers in an
open lab environment alongside other Canvas users. No appointment is necessary for the following Canvas Open Lab dates:
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in ED 001 - CIT Mac Computer Lab
- Monday, November 18, 2013: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM in ED 002 - CIT PC Computer Lab
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013: 10:00- 2:00 PM in ED 001 - CIT Mac Computer Lab
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013: 1:00-3:00 PM in ED 001 - CIT Mac Computer Lab
Check out the dates for up coming workshops on our CIT Training calendar, and then register online.
Exploring Canvas on Your Own:
- Lynda.com - The Up and Running with Canvas Course in Lynda.com offers USF faculty and staff a one hour and 48 minute online tutorial of Canvas. The course is divided into sections and provides an interactive and structured way to learn Canvas. To access, click on the link above or select Lynda.com from the Learning Technologies tab on your usfconnect page.
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Want to know more about iPad?
If you are a new or experienced user of the iPad, please review our iPad Resources webpage. We have a resource page full of tips and tricks, and every now and then, we will share with you different apps our staff recommends.
Training Resource - lynda.com
lynda.com is available free to all faculty, staff and students as a robust web-based technology training service. There are hundreds of high-quality video tutorials ranging from Microsoft Office to Adobe design and media, Blackboard, SPSS, and more. Login through USFconnect, choose the Learning Technologies tab, and then choose lynda.com to access free subscription.
Classroom Resources - Tech Tools-To-Go!
Visit our new Tech Tools page to find all kinds of tools you can experiment with in your classroom. These tools are recommended by our staff, and are usually freeware that you can download. We have categorized them into the areas of Design and Media, Communications, Office Productivity, teaching and Learning, and Wikis. If you would like to recommend a new tool to share with our community, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LAB RESERVATION POLICY: The CIT's classrooms are designed to provide instructors and their students with access to technology that is an integral part of the course. If your course format does not require students to use computer technology during class time, we recommend that you reserve a standard USF Smart Classroom. Room requests have to be made at least 24 hours in advance. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If you wish to reserve a lab for non-academic lectures or trainings, please login to http://ems.usfca.edu/Virtualems for your request. To reserve a lab for academic course, please contact the Program Assistant of your Department. For lab information, please click here.