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Setting up your Module in Canvas (Workshop #1)

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Queen's University Belfast

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The aim of this workshop is to give you the essential skills and knowledge to populate the template pages of your academic module(s) in Canvas with key information, and to learn how to structure and add accessible content.

Workshop Schedule (October - December 2018)
  • Thurs 11 Oct (09:30- 12:45): Auditorium, McClay Library
  • Wed 24 Oct (13:30 - 16:45): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Mon 12 Nov (13:45 - 17:00): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Tues 27 Nov (09:30-12:45): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Mon 03 Dec (09:30-12:45): Lanyon North OG/020
Intended Audience:
  • Module Convenors and Module Teams.
  • Those responsible for development of module content.
Prerequisite:
  • Please note that you MUST be enrolled in a Module Development Area in Canvas created for the development of Semester 2 module content, in order to participate in this workshop.

Overview

You will be introduced to your Module Development Area, Familiarisation Area and the online Getting Started with Canvas Course. An orientation of the Canvas platform will help you become familiar with layout and navigation. You will set up your personal profile, notifications preferences and learn how to upload documents and manage files. We will show you how to design and add accessible, multi-media content using the Rich Content Editor. Learn how to structure your module into weeks, topics or themes, and publish content. Manage the student journey by setting pre-requisites and adding requirements then check how your module will look using student view feature. Finally, you can start to populate the template pages of your Module Development Area.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you should be able to:

  • Navigate academic module(s) in Canvas
  • Upload files and add accessible content
  • Add links to internal & external content
  • Embed multi-media content
  • Begin to populate the template pages

Benefits to You

  • Get up and running with Canvas as quickly as possible learning the fundamentals before you start to design and build.
  • Avail of the hands-on support from the Pedagogy Support Team.
  • Share good practice and learn from others.
  • Take away the Activity & Guidance Booklets for post-workshop support to share these with your colleagues.

Topics Covered

  • Canvas Orientation
  • Adding Accessible Content
  • Course Structure
  • Basic Navigation
  • Upload/Manage Files
  • Canvas Modules
  • Customise Profile
  • Rich Content Editor
  • Manage Notifications
  • Links to internal & external resources
  • Requirements and Pre-requisites
  • Embed videos, record live audio/video
  • Undo & page history
  • Student View
  • Accessibility check
  • Publish Content

Note: Workshops can be scheduled locally within individual Schools/Institutions/Centres to suit staff availability and to facilitate collaboration on activities between colleagues. To enquire, please email: support@instructure.com


Additional Canvas Training Workshops:

There are a number of other workshops which may be of interest to you:

Setting up your Module in Canvas (Workshop #1)

Groups, Collaborations & Communications (Workshop #2)

Quizzes, Assignments and Feedback (Workshop #3)

Achieving Blended Learning with Canvas

Canvas for Teaching Assistants

Canvas for Support Staff



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Queen's University Belfast

University Road

Belfast

BT7 1NN

United Kingdom

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