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December 2021
Free

Learning Analytics Community of Practice: Kaltura Analytics

Friday, December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Held on the 2nd Friday of each month from 12-1, the LA CoP is designed to connect colleagues across campus in sharing learning analytics experiences. Whether you’re new to using learning analytics or regularly use LA in your teaching practice - share what you’ve learned, and learn from your peers. These informal sessions provide an opportunity to discuss strategies using LA in teaching practices, and focus on various questions and topics. Each time we'll share some examples of visualizations, and…

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January 2022
Free

Overview of Learn@UW Tools

Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn@UW-Madison manages and supports the 12 tools that make up 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 features and limitations, and explore how the tools may integrate with each other. With this knowledge, instructors and instructional support…

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Free

Getting Started with Canvas

Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This 90-minute course walks through several foundational Canvas features and options that will prepare you for success. We will explore and discuss the following critical Canvas elements: the Canvas dashboard, course content, pages, files, assessments, the navigation bar, Student View, publishing the course, and where to go to get help.  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…

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Free

Canvas – Assessment Tools

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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Free

Canvas – Gradebook

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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Free

UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker is now available in every Canvas course! In this presentation you'll learn how to scan and fix common accessibility barriers through this tool. 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 use the tool on your own courses. This session will…

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Free

Holding Optimal Discussions in Your Canvas Course

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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Free

Canvas – Managing Files

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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Free

Communicating with Students in a Hybrid World

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

There are several methods by which you can communicate with your students both in Canvas and outside of it. This 30-minute discussion introduces you to some of the more common methods and best practices 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 and…

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Free

Zoom and Web Conferencing Inside and Outside Your Canvas Course

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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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Free

Using Kaltura to Create, Manage and Integrate Videos in Canvas

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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Free

Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD): Demo & Discussion

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a walk-through of the three visualizations in the Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard! The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard or “LEAD”  is a course-level dashboard and consists of three different visualizations with numerous filters. Principal instructors can access a customized view of course activity that combines Canvas, Kaltura (video and audio) and Unizin Engage e-text data. LEAD visualizations are displayed using Tableau, the university’s data visualization tool. LEAD provides instructors with quick views about student behavior and activity in…

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Free

Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 1

Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This 90-minute session looks at several time-saving Canvas features and strategies that are often overlooked. These tips and tricks range from strictly technical (how the software works) to pedagogical (how to best use the software for a more effective educational experience). You do not need to be a Canvas expert to benefit from this session, but a general comfort with Canvas would be appropriate. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will…

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Free

Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 2

Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This 90-minute session looks at several time-saving Canvas features and strategies that are often overlooked. These tips and tricks range from strictly technical (how the software works) to pedagogical (how to best use the software for a more effective educational experience). You do not need to be a Canvas expert to benefit from this session, but a general comfort with Canvas would be appropriate. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will…

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Free

Overview of Learn@UW Tools

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn@UW-Madison manages and supports the 12 tools that make up 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 features and limitations, and explore how the tools may integrate with each other. With this knowledge, instructors and instructional support…

Find out more »
Free

Getting Started with Canvas

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This 90-minute course walks through several foundational Canvas features and options that will prepare you for success. We will explore and discuss the following critical Canvas elements: the Canvas dashboard, course content, pages, files, assessments, the navigation bar, Student View, publishing the course, and where to go to get help.  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…

Find out more »
Free

Canvas – Assessment Tools

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 »
Free

Using Kaltura to Create, Manage and Integrate Videos in Canvas

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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Free

Canvas – Gradebook

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 »
Free

Canvas – Managing Files

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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…

Find out more »
Free

UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

UDOIT Canvas Course Accessibility Checker is now available in every Canvas course! In this presentation you'll learn how to scan and fix common accessibility barriers through this tool. 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 use the tool on your own courses. This session will…

Find out more »
Free

Holding Optimal Discussions in Your Canvas Course

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 »
Free

Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD): Demo & Discussion

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a walk-through of the three visualizations in the Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard! The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard or “LEAD”  is a course-level dashboard and consists of three different visualizations with numerous filters. Principal instructors can access a customized view of course activity that combines Canvas, Kaltura (video and audio) and Unizin Engage e-text data. LEAD visualizations are displayed using Tableau, the university’s data visualization tool. LEAD provides instructors with quick views about student behavior and activity in…

Find out more »
Free

Zoom and Web Conferencing Inside and Outside Your Canvas Course

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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 »
Free

Communicating with Students in a Hybrid World

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

There are several methods by which you can communicate with your students both in Canvas and outside of it. This 30-minute discussion introduces you to some of the more common methods and best practices 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 and…

Find out more »
Free

Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 1

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This 90-minute session looks at several time-saving Canvas features and strategies that are often overlooked. These tips and tricks range from strictly technical (how the software works) to pedagogical (how to best use the software for a more effective educational experience). You do not need to be a Canvas expert to benefit from this session, but a general comfort with Canvas would be appropriate. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will…

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Free

Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 2

Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This 90-minute session looks at several time-saving Canvas features and strategies that are often overlooked. These tips and tricks range from strictly technical (how the software works) to pedagogical (how to best use the software for a more effective educational experience). You do not need to be a Canvas expert to benefit from this session, but a general comfort with Canvas would be appropriate. This session will be held in a Zoom room. The link to the Zoom room will…

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