For both novice and advanced users of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies, the Learn@UW-Madison team offers a variety of opportunities to learn about the tools. As new tools and features are added regularly, the team continues to expand training opportunities to best fit the needs of the university.
The Learn@UW suite includes a dozen tools from widely used ones like Canvas to some newer additions like the Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD) that may require training before use. To help instructors make the most of the tools, the team provides live training sand demos during key parts of the year. Those trainings as well as relevant trainings from the vendors will be listed on this calendar.
For schools, colleges and departments looking for custom trainings, the Learn@UW-Madison team is happy to help! Contact the DoIT Help Desk to set up a meeting and the team will help you provide your instructional staff the most relevant knowledge and skills.
Recordings of previous trainings are available on-demand in the Kaltura MediaSpace channel, Learn@UW-Madison Training. Those include introductory trainings like Getting Started with Canvas as well as strategy recommendations like Holding Optimal Online Discussions.
Student Tech Modules
Learn@UW–Madison can help students understand how to use supported learning technologies in Canvas with the Student Tech Modules. An instructor can choose which ones to download from Canvas Commons and add to their course as a starting point for communicating with their students. There are Tech Modules available for Kaltura, Honorlock and more.
User Groups & Communities
Pressbooks User Group
To help Pressbooks users learn more about features and connect with others to hear about the many ways this versatile tool is being used, the Pressbooks User Group meets in spring, summer and fall semesters. The meetings offer a chance to learn the latest about Pressbooks and discuss using the tool with Canvas. In addition to the meetings, Pressbooks users can connect via the Pressbooks User Group MS Team.
Non-Credit Community of Practice
Established in spring 2022, the Non-Credit Community of Practice (CoP) is open to anyone in the Non-Credit space who facilitates, supports, or administers non-credit Canvas courses. For more information, and to register for the event, contact Andy Posselt at email@example.com.
Community of Interest for Learning Analytics
If you are interested in obtaining updated information about learning analytics opportunities and events on campus, please join the UW-Madison Learning Analytics team or email LearningAnalytics@office365.wisc.edu and request to be added to the group.