Upcoming Events

Active Teaching Lab: Feedback Manager Challenge in Canvas

8:30am-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 David Abbott and Amy Moser share how they give detailed assignment feedback easily. UW-Madison’s custom-developed Moodle’s Feedback Manager saved graders time by offering blocks of assignment/exam feedback text based on the most common mistakes the class made. What similar workarounds are available for Canvas? Let’s explore this space and leave […]

Getting Started with Canvas

1-3pm, Biochemistry Building, Room B1144A This is a two-hour Canvas training session. Participants will learn about basic features and functionalities in Canvas including: managing courses on the Canvas dashboard creating pages, assignments, quizzes and discussions using modules to organize your content uploading files interacting with your gradebook customizing your homepage … and much more. Learn more, […]

Managing Grades in Canvas

1-3pm, Biochemistry Building, Room B1144A Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students. The Canvas gradebook stores all information about student progress in the course, measuring both letter grades and course outcomes. This session will help instructors easily input and distribute grades for […]

Active Teaching Lab: TopHat in Canvas Brown Bag

1-2pm, Middleton Building, Room 302 Duncan Carlsmith shares his experience using TopHat to engage students and deepen learning. This brown bag-style lab varies from our regular labs in that there will be no lab part — it’s just story, demo, and discussion. Register now

Active Teaching Lab: Canvas and Assessment

8:30am-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 Michael Maguire shares how to simplify grading scheme(s)! Make your life easier for you and your students with a GPA-based scale in Canvas. Help move the needle toward more authentic and accurate assessment with an equitable grading system that aligns with the GPA scale. Learn more and register.

File Management for Canvas

1-3pm, Middleton Building, Room 302 This is a 2-hour workshop designed to help faculty and instructional staff choose file management approaches that satisfy their needs, and the best practices for using that approach. The session will cover naming conventions, working files vs. output/finished files, and how and when to use file storage/management tools including Canvas […]

Active Teaching Lab: Asynchronous Discussions in Canvas

8:30am-9:45am, Middleton Building, Room 120 Karin Spader shares how to design more productive class conversations. There are many ways to structure discussions — threaded, anchored, visual, etc. Hear about the pros and cons of each and learn how Canvas can support them. Learn more and register.

Getting Started with Canvas

9am-noon, College Library, Room 2257 This is a two-hour Canvas training session. Participants will learn about basic features and functionalities in Canvas including: managing courses on the Canvas dashboard creating pages, assignments, quizzes and discussions using modules to organize your content uploading files interacting with your gradebook customizing your homepage … and much more. Learn more, […]

Active Teaching Lab: Instructional Materials and Lectures in Canvas

1-2pm, Middleton Building, Room 120 Ian Muehlenhaus, I-Pang Fu share a variety of ways to engage students and embed interactive content (PowerPoints to HTML5, simulations, etc.). In this lab you can create and embed interactive content in Canvas. Learn more and register.