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August 2021
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Introduction to Learn@UW Tools

Monday, August 23 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm

As of fall semester 2021, Learn@UW-Madison manages and supports the 11 learning technologies that make up the Learn@UW suite. Each of these tools address a particular need of our teaching and learning community. However, some instructors may not be aware of all of them, their key features, or how they may integrate with each other. 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…

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Getting Started with Canvas

Monday, August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 – Student Assessment Tools

Tuesday, August 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 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, August 24 @ 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…

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Free

Canvas – Managing Files

Tuesday, August 24 @ 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…

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Free

Creating Instructional Videos

Tuesday, August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This one-hour session walks through the basics of creating instructional videos. We examine which tools you might use, the vocabulary common to the industry, and several best practices and techniques. 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 hosted by Learn@UW-Madison in…

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Integrating Kaltura Media in Canvas

Tuesday, August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover options to prepare, upload, and embed videos in a Canvas course using Kaltura MediaSpace. 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 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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Holding Optimal Discussions in Your Canvas Course

Wednesday, August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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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Communicating with Students in a Hybrid World

Wednesday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Getting Started with Canvas

Wednesday, August 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 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 – Student Assessment Tools

Wednesday, August 25 @ 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…

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Free

Canvas – Gradebook

Wednesday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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

Canvas – Managing Files

Wednesday, August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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…

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Free

Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 1

Thursday, August 26 @ 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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Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD): Demo & Discussion

Thursday, August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for 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 a…

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Zoom and Web Conferencing Inside and Outside Your Canvas Course

Thursday, August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 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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Canvas Tips & Tricks – Part 2

Friday, August 27 @ 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

Learn@UW-Madison – Open Q&A

Friday, August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This is an open, free-form opportunity to "drop in" with any questions you may have regarding any of our Learn@UW tools. If you are preparing your first Canvas course, or trying to improve upon an existing Canvas course, investigating options for recording your lectures, brainstorming methods for increasing student engagement -- or, if you have any similar question about this rich array of learning technology tools, your Learn@UW-Madison team will be on-hand to provide you immediate support. This session will…

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