Canvas Popups and Workshops

Course instructors and teaching assistants are invited to a series of workshops and popups scheduled to start the second week of August to help you set up and deliver your course in Canvas. While the workshops are around specific topics such as Getting Started in Canvas, Creating and Adding Content and Managing Assignments and Grades, the popups are for you to bring any questions you may have. See the UBC Okanagan Calendar for more details.

Using Quizzes in Canvas

 

Location: SCI 126
Date: September 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Location: SCI 126
Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

This workshop will introduce you to online quizzes in Canvas. You will learn how to create a quiz, add questions and question banks, choose the right quiz setup for your purposes, and moderate a quiz in progress. We will explore how to handle problem questions, scheduling, quiz duration, and technical incidents. We will also look at ways to prevent cheating, from shuffling questions to locking down browsers as well as invigilation software. Prepare yourself for this workshop by thinking about how you will use quiz assessments in your course. You will need a current Canvas course, or you can request a Canvas sandbox for the workshop by emailing brian.powell@ubc.ca along with the name and date of the workshop you will be attending.

 


Managing Groups in Canvas

 

Location: SCI 126
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Location: ART 215
Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This workshop will introduce you to the “People and Groups” tool in Canvas. You will learn how to organize your class into groups manually or by self-enrollment for online assignments and other purposes. Prepare yourself for this workshop by thinking about how you might use group activities in your course. You will need a current Canvas course with students enrolled. If not, you can request a Canvas sandbox for the workshop by emailing brian.powell@ubc.ca along with the name and date of the workshop you will be attending.

 


Adding Audio and Video to Canvas

 

Location: SCI 126
Date: September 24, 2019
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

This workshop will introduce you to the audio and video tools in Canvas. Audio and video can be added anywhere in Canvas that you see the “Rich Content Menu”. You will learn:

  • how to record audio and video in Canvas by using tools such as Kaltura
  • embed video from external sites such as CLAS, YouTube, Vimeo or Mediasite
  • upload videos you create in Camtasia and other tools.

Prepare yourself for this workshop by thinking about how you or your students might use audio and video in your course. You will need your laptop and a current Canvas course, or you can request a Canvas sandbox for the workshop by emailing brian.powell@ubc.ca along with the name and date of the workshop you will be attending.