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May 2021
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Effective Use of the Canvas Gradebook

Wednesday, May 12 @ 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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File Management in Canvas

Thursday, May 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 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

AEFIS: Results and Reports Workshop

Thursday, May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This remote workshop is provided to support department and school AEFIS administrators in their efforts to extract results from and run reports against AEFIS course evaluation responses. 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…

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Free

Getting Started with Piazza

Friday, May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Piazza is a student-driven question and answer service. It provides a unique architecture for students to collaborate, discuss and engage with each other and the professor. Instructors can view students’ questions and answers, post their own questions and answers, and endorse the best responses. This session will be hosted by the vendor, and 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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Free

Introduction to Learn@UW Tools

Monday, May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As of spring semester 2021, Learn@UW-Madison manages and supports the 12 learning technologies that make up the Learn@UW suite. Each of these tools meet a need of our teaching and learning community, but 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 that provides just enough time to introduce each tool -- without getting bogged down in the details…

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Free

Getting Started with Canvas

Monday, May 17 @ 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

Assessing Student Learning in Canvas

Tuesday, May 18 @ 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

Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD): Demo & Discussion

Tuesday, May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Free

Holding Optimal Online Discussions During Remote Instruction

Tuesday, May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This course explores strategies and best practices for conducting optimal synchronous and asynchronous discussions, using Canvas, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and 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 training session is organized and hosted by Learn@UW-Madison. To explore (and register for) other sessions related to our…

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Free

Creating Videos for Remote Instruction

Tuesday, May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn effective practices for using various software to create an online video. 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 mid-January. To explore (and register for) other sessions related to our Learn@UW tools, visit the DoIT Academic Technology…

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Free

AEFIS: Results and Reports Workshop

Wednesday, May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This remote workshop is provided to support department and school AEFIS administrators in their efforts to extract results from and run reports against AEFIS course evaluation responses. 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…

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Free

Communicating with Students During Remote Instruction

Wednesday, May 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 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. 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.…

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Free

Effective Use of the Canvas Gradebook

Wednesday, May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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

File Management in Canvas

Wednesday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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

Getting Started with Engage

Thursday, May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Unizin Engage is the campus-endorsed tool for interacting with digital textbooks, or eTexts. This 30-minute session will explore this versatile tool and ensure you are prepared for your first days of class. 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. Engage is one of several learning technologies and…

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Free

Getting Started with Piazza

Thursday, May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Piazza is a student-driven question and answer service. It provides a unique architecture for students to collaborate, discuss and engage with each other and the professor. Instructors can view students’ questions and answers, post their own questions and answers, and endorse the best responses. This session will be hosted by the vendor, and 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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Free

Canvas Tips & Tricks

Friday, May 21 @ 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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Integrating Kaltura Media in Canvas

Friday, May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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Free

Learn@UW-Madison – Open Q&A

Friday, May 21 @ 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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