Event Archives

Active Teaching Lab: Syllabus and Calendar in Canvas

8:45-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 Charles Dill links all aspects of the course — activities, assignments, quizzes — directly in the syllabus and calendar so students need only go to one or two places to access everything in the course. Learn more and register.

Managing Grades in Canvas

10-11:30am, Biochemistry, Room 1144A The Canvas Gradebook stores all information about student progress in the course, measuring both letter grades and course outcomes. This session will help faculty and instructional staff to easily input and distribute grades for students. Participants will learn how grades can be calculated as points, percentages, complete or incomplete, pass or […]

Active Teaching Lab: Quizzing in Canvas

8:45-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 Are you curious about what quiz features Canvas has to offer? Wondering if you can transfer your D2L quizzes into Canvas (you can!)? John Parrish shares his experience using Canvas quizzes. Learn more and register.

Getting Started with Canvas

1-2:30pm, College Library, Room 2257 This is a 90-minute, hands-on Canvas training session, which will be followed by a flexible 90-minute, self-paced, open-lab session. Participants will receive an in-depth overview of Canvas, and have the opportunity to explore basic functionality and consider best practices. Open-lab time will be used to further explore the LMS and […]

Active Teaching Lab: Canvas in a Large Class

12:30-1:30pm, Middleton Building, Room 120 Ralph Grunewald discusses his experiences and lessons-learned in using Canvas for a 120-student class. Learn more and register.

Active Teaching Lab: Gradebook Schemes in Canvas

8:45-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 Cathy Middlecamp discusses how she handles lab report grading each semester using Canvas for her 4-credit environmental science course. Learn more and register.

Canvas Demonstration: What is Canvas?

1-2pm, Computer Science, Room B207 This is a one-hour, lecture-style presentation in which participants will receive a general introduction to Canvas. The presentation will provide an overview of Canvas’ main features and functions. Participants will learn how to log into their own Canvas accounts and request sandbox courses. A brief update about UW-Madison’s transition to […]

Active Teaching Lab: SpeedGrader in Canvas

8:45-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 In a 4-credit lab in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, students post writing assignments, and Sue Wenker uses SpeedGrader to provide specific feedback and enter grades — hiding grades until she’s finished reading all of the papers to return to make updates as needed. Learn more and register.

Active Teaching Lab: Peer-to-peer Evaluation in Canvas

12:30-1:30pm, Middleton Building, Room 120 Tim Paustian from Bacteriology shared how he uses the Peer-to-Peer tool in Canvas to get students evaluating each other’s writing. Find out more and register.

Active Teaching Lab: Large Class Solutions with Canvas

8:45-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 In a 400-student, 3-credit, fully online course with over 40 assignments, Miguel Garcia-Miguel provides fast, meaningful feedback while managing the large scale using Canvas’s rubrics, automatic score calculation, audio assignments, infographics, peer-review, etc. Find out more and register.