UAB’s eLearning and Professional Studies (eLPS) will host a two-day Canvas awareness and training event, “Grow With Canvas,” on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31, 2016. The event will include activities for UAB faculty, students, and staff. Canvas representatives will be in attendance.
Canvas on the Green
UAB faculty, students, and staff are invited to stop by the Campus Green on Wednesday March 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Look for food trucks, music, appearances by Blaze and Panda (the Canvas mascot), and other activities. All are encouraged to stop by the tent for more information about the new Canvas User Interface that will be introduced this summer.
Grow With Canvas Conference
eLPS staff and Canvas representatives will present two days of panel discussions and training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.
The panel discussions will be held on both days from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., featuring different panelists each day. The panels will be comprised of UAB faculty members who will share their ideas on how they are using Canvas, technologies, media, and other methods to increase engagement and quality in their online and on-ground courses.
Three levels of training will be presented with morning and afternoon sessions available. Participants may choose to take one training track or all three during the course of the event. These will be hands-on training sessions; so, participants should bring their course materials. Laptops will be available during the training, but participants are encouraged to bring their own devices. The three training levels are:
- Start: For new Canvas users. Learn about the dynamic syllabus and other basic tasks in Canvas. During this training session, you will begin setting up your course syllabus in Canvas. Please bring your course syllabus and other materials with you. Staff will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance.
- Cultivate: For intermediate Canvas users. Grow your Canvas skills by learning about tools for assignments and grading. Bring your course materials and we will help you begin to use the quizzes, gradebook, and other tools.
- Bloom: For advanced Canvas users. Take your online and on-ground courses to the next level by incorporating multimedia, engagement tools, and other advanced technology. Bring your course materials and we will help you begin exploring the tools and opportunities.