DoIT Academic Technology provides countless opportunities to gather on campus to learn and discuss a variety of topics. This includes pedagogical discussions and technology demonstrations through Faculty Engagement programs, learning technology trainings from Learn@UW, on-campus sessions for Information Technology Academy scholars, technology workshops from Software Training for Students and special campus events we host or co-host. See the below calendar for upcoming events.

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Room 2425, Sterling Hall

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475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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January 2018
Free

Migrating to Canvas

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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What does "Migrating to Canvas" mean? How and when is this happening? What happens to my original D2L or Moodle course when it is "migrated to Canvas"? How can I best navigate all these new courses in my dashboard? What are the common issues faculty are experiencing during the migration? All these issues and more will be discussed at this one-hour "Migrating to Canvas" session. Questions are encouraged, and attendees should bring their own device for accessing their Canvas dashboard…

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Getting Started with Canvas

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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This is a 90-minute Canvas training session. Participants will learn about basic features and functionalities in Canvas including: managing courses on the Canvas dashboard creating pages, assignments, quizzes and discussions using modules to organize your content uploading and managing files interacting with your gradebook customizing your homepage ... and much more. Questions are encouraged. Participants will also be made aware of additional online and face-to-face training resources. All credit-based courses can transition to Canvas and can be accessed by logging into…

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Managing Grades in Canvas

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Managing Grades in Canvas is a one-hour training session during which we will explore the robust grading features within Canvas. We will cover: Building up the gradebook Managing gradebook behavior Adding scores Establishing a weighted grading scheme Communicating with students Using SpeedGrader to review and comment on submitted documents and files This course is held in a computer lab. Attendees should bring their own device for accessing their Canvas dashboard and courses. The instructor will remain in the room for…

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Applying Good Learning Principles in Canvas — Teaching Effectively in Canvas

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, Applying Good Learning Principles in Canvas integrates Backwards Design, Design Thinking, and Universal Design for Learning into a unified framework that focuses teaching on essential learning objectives, while providing opportunities for students to connect their prior experiences and personal learning preferences with course content — in a way that is manageable for instructors. Teach smarter in Canvas! Regardless of whether you already have courses in Canvas, we strongly encourage you to set up a sandbox course prior to the session, and please bring your laptop to…

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File Management for Canvas

January 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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File Management for Canvas is a one-hour workshop to help faculty and instructional staff choose the file management approaches that satisfy their needs, and the best practices for using that approach. The session will cover naming conventions, working files vs. output/finished files, and how & when to use file storage/management tools including Canvas File Manager, Google Apps, Box, OneDrive, Kaltura, and YouTube. Two hours of open time following the event will be used to further explore individual participants’ questions. Participants…

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Assessment — Teaching Effectively in Canvas

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, Assessment helps you develop and apply smart assessment strategies to your course objectives. Learn to get and give good feedback that strengthens student learning through proven methods of distributed practice and low stakes assignments — and do it more efficiently than you imagined, in Canvas! Participants will learn and evaluate approaches and discuss realistic application using a variety of Canvas tools including rubrics, Speedgrader and peer evaluations. Canvas Tools Addressed: Speedgrader, Rubrics, Peer review & grading, Quizzes, Gradebook. Teaching & Learning…

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Canvas Tips and Tricks

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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During this one-hour Canvas Tips & Tricks session, we will reveal and illustrate for you a dozen (or more?) lesser-known features and strategies that can help you more successfully and more efficiently manage your Canvas course, and connect with your students. All of these features are covered in the general online support documentation. But, we take time to explain and give use cases that may help the feature make more sense. Come to learn what you can. And, if you…

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Free

Interactive Learning — Teaching Effectively in Canvas

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, the Interactive Learning session explores pedagogical concepts that address developing and managing positive interdependence, individual and group accountability, and social interaction within the classroom. We examine techniques for identifying challenges in group dynamics, and how to restore them. We discuss how grading may (or may not) best interact with accountability. And, we consider approaches for peer instruction and assessment. Regardless of whether you already have courses in Canvas, we strongly encourage you to set up a sandbox course prior to…

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Student Wayfinding in Canvas

January 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Lane Sunwall  shares tips and tricks to keeping students on track in Canvas. Student Wayfinding in Canvas offers participants practical strategies they can use to help students more effectively navigate their course, interact with fellow students and instructors, and complete course assignments. Topics will include communication and organization, communities of learning, and setting course expectations. The workshop will also introduce and explain how to use Canvas-integrated tools that can improve course navigation. Finally, it will conclude with a period of structured time…

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Canvas FAQs

January 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas FAQs is a one-hour session to explore a number of common questions and support topics that are received by the Canvas Migration Support Team. These topics are relatively common, and may seem, at first, to be complicated. But, with a little investigation, and a little training, we find solutions that are accessible and make your Canvas life easier. Attendees should bring their own device for accessing their Canvas dashboard and courses. The instructor will remain in the room after…

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Getting Started with Canvas

January 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Getting Started with Canvas is a 90-minute Canvas training session. Participants will learn about basic features and functionalities in Canvas including: managing courses on the Canvas dashboard creating pages, assignments, quizzes and discussions using modules to organize your content uploading and managing files interacting with your gradebook customizing your homepage ... and much more. Questions are encouraged. Participants will also be made aware of additional online and face-to-face training resources. All credit-based courses can transition to Canvas and can be accessed…

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Free

Canvas Communication

January 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Good course communication is essential for student success. Students need to know assignment due dates, course learning objectives, instructor contact information, and how to locate course readings and assignments. Effective course communication gives students an increased sense of course accountability, greater investment in course material, and helps them achieve higher learning outcomes. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of effective classroom communication: with Canvas, other campus supported tools, or even just in the classroom. Attendees should bring their…

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Designing for Individual Learning – Teaching Effectively in Canvas

January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, Individual Learning offers examples and practices in Canvas that facilitate individual student engagement with course content, practice, and reflection. Individual work can ensure that students come to class prepared to interact with instructors and classmates. Participants will review and discuss models and examples of ways to use Canvas to increase individual learning. Canvas Tools Addressed: Embedded media, Self-paced modules, Quizzes. Teaching & Learning Principles that Benefit Students: Empowering learners, Co-Design, Universal Design for Learning, E-Learning, Teaching for learning. Administrative Principles that Benefit Instructors: More…

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Managing Grades in Canvas

January 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Managing Grades in Canvas is a one-hour training session during which we will explore the robust grading features within Canvas. We will cover: Building up the gradebook Managing gradebook behavior Adding scores Establishing a weighted grading scheme Communicating with students Using SpeedGrader to review and comment on submitted documents and files Attendees should bring their own device for accessing their Canvas dashboard and courses. The instructor will remain in the room for an hour after the class, to address specific…

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Free

Student Wayfinding in Canvas

January 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Lane Sunwall  shares tips and tricks to keeping students on track in Canvas. Student Wayfinding in Canvas offers participants practical strategies they can use to help students more effectively navigate their course, interact with fellow students and instructors, and complete course assignments. Topics will include communication and organization, communities of learning, and setting course expectations. The workshop will also introduce and explain how to use Canvas-integrated tools that can improve course navigation. Finally, it will conclude with a period of structured time…

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Free

File Management for Canvas

January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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File Management for Canvas is a one-hour workshop to help faculty and instructional staff choose the file management approaches that satisfy their needs, and the best practices for using that approach. The session will cover naming conventions, working files vs. output/finished files, and how & when to use file storage/management tools including Canvas File Manager, Google Apps, Box, OneDrive, Kaltura, and YouTube. Two hours of open time following the event will be used to further explore individual participants’ questions. Participants…

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Free

Canvas Tips and Tricks

January 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 2425, Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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During this one-hour Canvas Tips & Tricks session, we will reveal and illustrate for you a dozen (or more?) lesser-known features and strategies that can help you more successfully and more efficiently manage your Canvas course, and connect with your students. All of these features are covered in the general online support documentation (found here). But, we take time to explain and give use cases that may help the feature make more sense. Come to learn what you can. And,…

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