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December 2022

Learn@UW-Madison – Office Hours

Monday, December 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 19, 2022

Have a question about one of UW-Madison's 13 centrally supported learning technologies? Are you trying to get your Piazza space configured? Did you want to learn how to integrate your Kaltura videos into your Canvas course? Have you finally heard enough about Top Hat, and now you just want to see what all the excitement is about? This session is for you! This two-hour session is just what it sounds like: "office hours". Every Monday morning this semester (Fall 2023),…

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Learn@UW-Madison – Office Hours

Monday, December 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 19, 2022

Have a question about one of UW-Madison's 13 centrally supported learning technologies? Are you trying to get your Piazza space configured? Did you want to learn how to integrate your Kaltura videos into your Canvas course? Have you finally heard enough about Top Hat, and now you just want to see what all the excitement is about? This session is for you! This two-hour session is just what it sounds like: "office hours". Every Monday morning this semester (Fall 2023),…

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January 2023

Overview of Learn@UW Tools

Monday, January 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

Learn@UW-Madison administers and supports the 13 tools that comprise the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies. Each of these tools address a particular need of our teaching and learning community. This one-hour course is a 30,000-ft overview of those tools. We provide just enough time to introduce each tool -- without getting bogged down in the details. We discuss key purposes, features and limitations, and explore how the tools may integrate with each other. With this knowledge, instructors and instructional support…

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Getting Started with Canvas

Monday, January 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This 90-minute course is Learn@UW-Madison's primary introduction to Canvas, our campus's central learning management system. The course walks through the foundational features and options used when delivering digital course content. These topics includ the Canvas dashboard, course content, pages, files, assessments, the navigation bar, the gradebook, Student View, publishing the course, and where to go to get help. Learn@UW-Madison also recommends three other Canvas training sessions that will build on and deepen your understanding of Canvas: Canvas: Assessment Tools Canvas:…

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Canvas – Assessment Tools

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free 50 spots left

Going beyond the basics, this course provides a deeper examination of Canvas’s three assessment objects: assignments, quizzes and discussions. We also examine how to create and manage assignment groups, establish a weighted assignment grading scheme, drop low scores in a group, and add extra credit. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter…

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UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Free 50 spots left

UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker is now available in every Canvas course! In this learning session you'll learn how to scan your Canvas course with UDOIT, and how to use the convenient dashboard to fix common accessibility barriers. You'll also be shown how some of these barriers look to the students using technology like a screen reader or keyboard interface. We will also be providing work time at the end of the session to allow you to go in and…

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Canvas – Gradebook

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

After you create an assignment, quiz or graded discussion, the Canvas Gradebook becomes a critical (and powerful) space in your Canvas course. During this one-hour session, we thoroughly explore the Canvas Gradebook: sorting and filtering, setting default grades, accessing SpeedGrader, and managing an assignment’s grade posting policy.  This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here…

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Canvas – Managing Files

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

Each Canvas course shell possesses (by default) 2 gigabytes of storage. When instructors exceed that limit, they will need to consider alternative file-management strategies. This 60-minute session will provide a beginner's review of Google Drive, Box and Kaltura MediaSpace, and discuss when and how each can be engaged to better manage Canvas course files. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you…

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Considerations for Large-Enrollment Courses

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Free 50 spots left

Courses with large enrollments (i.e. over 100) often encounter their own set of challenges and work flows. This 30-minute session provides an opportunity to zero in on those issues, and talk through options and best practices.  Current topics to be considered include: effective communication with students filtering the gradebook by sections using rubrics to full effect exploring how Top Hat and Piazza might serve you and your students This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to…

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Making Sure Your Course Is Ready

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free 50 spots left

"Am I ready to publish the course?" "What are students going to see?" "Is there anything I should double-check before the semester starts?" These questions, and many more, will be addressed during this quick, 30-minute "one last check" session. Instructors of all levels and experience are welcome. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click…

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Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 1

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free 49 spots left

Canvas is a large application, with numerous features and functionalities. Our other  Canvas training sessions focus on specific functionality. This 90-minute session zeroes in on several "smaller" items that often get over looked. These components will be variously valuable to each attendees. But, in aggregate, they will help you become a more complete and knowledgeable user of the tool. Canvas Tips & Tricks - Part 1 addresses the following items. Other items will be added, as time permits. Copying content…

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Using Kaltura to Create, Manage and Integrate Videos in Canvas

Thursday, January 12, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free 50 spots left

This session covers basic video creation, organization and Canvas integration options for Kaltura videos.  We will also discuss how to use closed captioning and analytics to get the most value out of your video content. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the room at the designated time. This training session is organized…

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Getting the Most Out of Kaltura Analytics

Thursday, January 12, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

This 30-minute session dives into the native analytics provided by Kaltura Mediaspace. The following topics will be addressed: Types of data collected on individual media objects, objects that are embedded within Canvas courses, and course galleries. Several options and variables that enhance or clarify the data. Interactive Video Quizzes. Review the general campus culture and best practices surrounding the collection and interpretation of learning analytics. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room…

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Communicating with Students in a Hybrid World

Thursday, January 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free 50 spots left

There are several methods by which you can communicate with your students both in Canvas and outside of it. This 30-minute session introduces some of the more common methods and best practices, and allows time to discuss strategies. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the room at the designated time. This training…

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Zoom: Inside and Outside Your Canvas Course

Thursday, January 12, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

This 30-minute session provides a quick overview of best practices and sound pedagogy when employing web conferencing tools during remote instruction. We will also look specifically at Zoom: its integration with Canvas, and the primary Zoom features and functions within a Canvas course. This training session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the…

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Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 2

Friday, January 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free 50 spots left

Canvas is a large application, with numerous features and functionalities. Our other  Canvas training sessions focus on specific functionality. This 90-minute session zeroes in on several "smaller" items that often get over looked. These components will be variously valuable to each attendees. But, in aggregate, they will help you become a more complete and knowledgeable user of the tool. Canvas Tips & Tricks - Part 2 addresses the following items. Other items will be added, as time permits. Creating a…

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Holding Optimal Discussions in Your Canvas Course

Friday, January 13, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

This course explores strategies and best practices for conducting optimal synchronous and asynchronous discussions, using Canvas or Piazza. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the room at the designated time. This session is organized and hosted by Learn@UW-Madison. To explore (and register for) other sessions related to our Learn@UW tools, visit the DoIT Academic…

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Getting Started with Canvas

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This 90-minute course is Learn@UW-Madison's primary introduction to Canvas, our campus's central learning management system. The course walks through the foundational features and options used when delivering digital course content. These topics includ the Canvas dashboard, course content, pages, files, assessments, the navigation bar, the gradebook, Student View, publishing the course, and where to go to get help. Learn@UW-Madison also recommends three other Canvas training sessions that will build on and deepen your understanding of Canvas: Canvas: Assessment Tools Canvas:…

Find out more »

Canvas – Assessment Tools

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free 50 spots left

Going beyond the basics, this course provides a deeper examination of Canvas’s three assessment objects: assignments, quizzes and discussions. We also examine how to create and manage assignment groups, establish a weighted assignment grading scheme, drop low scores in a group, and add extra credit. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter…

Find out more »

Canvas – Gradebook

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free 50 spots left

After you create an assignment, quiz or graded discussion, the Canvas Gradebook becomes a critical (and powerful) space in your Canvas course. During this one-hour session, we thoroughly explore the Canvas Gradebook: sorting and filtering, setting default grades, accessing SpeedGrader, and managing an assignment’s grade posting policy.  This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here…

Find out more »

Canvas – Managing Files

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free 50 spots left

Each Canvas course shell possesses (by default) 2 gigabytes of storage. When instructors exceed that limit, they will need to consider alternative file-management strategies. This 60-minute session will provide a beginner's review of Google Drive, Box and Kaltura MediaSpace, and discuss when and how each can be engaged to better manage Canvas course files. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you…

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Holding Optimal Discussions in Your Canvas Course

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

This course explores strategies and best practices for conducting optimal synchronous and asynchronous discussions, using Canvas or Piazza. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the room at the designated time. This session is organized and hosted by Learn@UW-Madison. To explore (and register for) other sessions related to our Learn@UW tools, visit the DoIT Academic…

Find out more »

Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 1

Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free 50 spots left

Canvas is a large application, with numerous features and functionalities. Our other  Canvas training sessions focus on specific functionality. This 90-minute session zeroes in on several "smaller" items that often get over looked. These components will be variously valuable to each attendees. But, in aggregate, they will help you become a more complete and knowledgeable user of the tool. Canvas Tips & Tricks - Part 1 addresses the following items. Other items will be added, as time permits. Copying content…

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Making Sure Your Course Is Ready

Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free 49 spots left

"Am I ready to publish the course?" "What are students going to see?" "Is there anything I should double-check before the semester starts?" These questions, and many more, will be addressed during this quick, 30-minute "one last check" session. Instructors of all levels and experience are welcome. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click…

Find out more »

Considerations for Large-Enrollment Courses

Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free 49 spots left

Courses with large enrollments (i.e. over 100) often encounter their own set of challenges and work flows. This 30-minute session provides an opportunity to zero in on those issues, and talk through options and best practices.  Current topics to be considered include: effective communication with students filtering the gradebook by sections using rubrics to full effect exploring how Top Hat and Piazza might serve you and your students This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to…

Find out more »

Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 2

Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free 50 spots left

Canvas is a large application, with numerous features and functionalities. Our other  Canvas training sessions focus on specific functionality. This 90-minute session zeroes in on several "smaller" items that often get over looked. These components will be variously valuable to each attendees. But, in aggregate, they will help you become a more complete and knowledgeable user of the tool. Canvas Tips & Tricks - Part 2 addresses the following items. Other items will be added, as time permits. Creating a…

Find out more »

Communicating with Students in a Hybrid World

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Free 50 spots left

There are several methods by which you can communicate with your students both in Canvas and outside of it. This 30-minute session introduces some of the more common methods and best practices, and allows time to discuss strategies. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the room at the designated time. This training…

Find out more »

Zoom: Inside and Outside Your Canvas Course

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free 50 spots left

This 30-minute session provides a quick overview of best practices and sound pedagogy when employing web conferencing tools during remote instruction. We will also look specifically at Zoom: its integration with Canvas, and the primary Zoom features and functions within a Canvas course. This training session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the…

Find out more »

Using Kaltura to Create, Manage and Integrate Videos in Canvas

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free 50 spots left

This session covers basic video creation, organization and Canvas integration options for Kaltura videos.  We will also discuss how to use closed captioning and analytics to get the most value out of your video content. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after you register below. You may also click here to enter the room at the designated time. This training session is organized…

Find out more »

Getting the Most Out of Kaltura Analytics

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free 50 spots left

This 30-minute session dives into the native analytics provided by Kaltura Mediaspace. The following topics will be addressed: Types of data collected on individual media objects, objects that are embedded within Canvas courses, and course galleries. Several options and variables that enhance or clarify the data. Interactive Video Quizzes. Review the general campus culture and best practices surrounding the collection and interpretation of learning analytics. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room…

Find out more »

UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free 50 spots left

UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker is now available in every Canvas course! In this learning session you'll learn how to scan your Canvas course with UDOIT, and how to use the convenient dashboard to fix common accessibility barriers. You'll also be shown how some of these barriers look to the students using technology like a screen reader or keyboard interface. We will also be providing work time at the end of the session to allow you to go in and…

Find out more »