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About

The Canvas @ Queen's Blog

Canvas is the new university-wide Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at Queen's which will replace the current VLE provided through QOL. It will be used by students and staff to support learning and teaching activities.

The Canvas @ Queen's blog contains lots of useful information about Canvas, the training and support available for staff and students, and quick hints and tips to get you up-to-speed as quickly as possible.

TESTIMONIALS

Early Adopters of Canvas

Canvas is incredibly user friendly. If you can type a Word document – you can set up a Canvas page. It can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, but either way it is easy for both students and instructors to use.

Dr Sharon Eddie Parkinson

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Canvas is fast, stable, and well-designed. It is also brilliantly flexible in terms of what it allows me to do for students. It has transformed how I communicate with them. The Announcements feature works brilliantly to keep students informed of day-to-day updates on modules and the Inbox feature means that I mostly communicate with students via Canvas, meaning my actual email inbox deals with non-teaching related messages – a real boon!

Dr Stephen Kelly

School of Arts, English and Languages
I would say to colleagues who may be hesitant to use Canvas to start with something simple. Log-in and have a look around the interface. It’s easy to use, so once you get logged in for the first time you will start to find ways that Canvas can be used in your teaching. After that, if something you want to do isn’t obvious then try one of the drop-in clinics

Dr Neil Anderson

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Our students are habituated to receiving high quality digital media in their daily life, when they come to university and are greeted with Queens Online they view us in the same way we would view someone still using Windows 95. For those that say that the don’t feel like they want all these bells and whistles I would say that you don’t know what you are missing till you try it!

Dr Eva Sweeney

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

DON'T MISS OUT

Upcoming Events

Speedy Grading

Learn how to use Canvas to efficiently manage and mark student submissions in Speedgrader as well as how to manage the release of grades using Gradebook. Discover useful time saving tools and how to use Canvas in a way that works for you.

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Weds 20 Nov 13:00-13:45

Speedy Grading

Learn how to use Canvas to efficiently manage and mark student submissions in Speedgrader as well as how to manage the release of grades using Gradebook. Discover useful time saving tools and how to use Canvas in a way that works for you.

Link to register

Weds 20 Nov 13:00-13:45

Assignment Essentials

Join us for a 90 minute, highly focused training session where you will learn how to set up assignments and weighting on your Canvas course. The workshop will also look at how the weightings set in assignment groups will feed into the Gradebook to populate the student’s overall grade. 

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Thurs 21 Nov 14:00-15:30

Assignment Essentials

Join us for a 90 minute, highly focused training session where you will learn how to set up assignments and weighting on your Canvas course. The workshop will also look at how the weightings set in assignment groups will feed into the Gradebook to populate the student’s overall grade. 

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Thurs 21 Nov 14:00-15:30

Speedy Grading

Learn how to use Canvas to efficiently manage and mark student submissions in Speedgrader as well as how to manage the release of grades using Gradebook. Discover useful time saving tools and how to use Canvas in a way that works for you.

Link to register

Fri 22 Nov 13:00-13:45

Speedy Grading

Learn how to use Canvas to efficiently manage and mark student submissions in Speedgrader as well as how to manage the release of grades using Gradebook. Discover useful time saving tools and how to use Canvas in a way that works for you.

Link to register

Fri 22 Nov 13:00-13:45

Canvas for Support Staff

This workshop for Support Staff focuses on how to use Canvas to manage and support the delivery and administration of a Queen’s teaching module.

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Weds 27 Nov 10:00-12:30

Canvas for Support Staff

This workshop for Support Staff focuses on how to use Canvas to manage and support the delivery and administration of a Queen’s teaching module.

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Weds 27 Nov 10:00-12:30

Set up and Start to Build

This is where you begin your Canvas journey. Learn how to navigate the key areas of Canvas, set up your profile, and more.

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Tues 10 Dec 13:00-14:00

Set up and Start to Build

This is where you begin your Canvas journey. Learn how to navigate the key areas of Canvas, set up your profile, and more.

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Tues 10 Dec 13:00-14:00

Create and Communicate

Ready to start to build content in your Canvas course? Learn how to use the ‘Rich Content Editor’ to create learning resources.

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Tues 10 Dec 14:30-15:30

Create and Communicate

Ready to start to build content in your Canvas course? Learn how to use the ‘Rich Content Editor’ to create learning resources.

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Tues 10 Dec 14:30-15:30

Get Together With Canvas

This is where you get to grips with the functionality in Canvas that allows collaboration and group project work.

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Weds 11 Dec 10:00-11:00

Get Together With Canvas

This is where you get to grips with the functionality in Canvas that allows collaboration and group project work.

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Weds 11 Dec 10:00-11:00

Getting Quizzical With Canvas

Learn how to use the powerful Quizzes functionality to make it easy to administer and categorise quiz questions.

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Weds 11 Dec 11:30-12:30

Getting Quizzical With Canvas

Learn how to use the powerful Quizzes functionality to make it easy to administer and categorise quiz questions.

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Weds 11 Dec 11:30-12:30

Grader Expectations

This is where you learn how to set up your assignments and weighting on your Canvas course.

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Fri 13 Dec 10:00-11:00

Grader Expectations

This is where you learn how to set up your assignments and weighting on your Canvas course.

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Fri 13 Dec 10:00-11:00

Turnitin Essentials

Work through the process of setting up a Turnitin assignment in Canvas. This is a crucial workshop for anyone using Turnitin within Canvas.

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Fri 13 Dec 11:30-12:30

Turnitin Essentials

Work through the process of setting up a Turnitin assignment in Canvas. This is a crucial workshop for anyone using Turnitin within Canvas.

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Fri 13 Dec 11:30-12:30

Need Help? 

Canvas Tier 1 Support are available 24x7x365 for all staff and students.

FAQs 

A collection of frequently asked questions compiled to date.

Three Things 

Early Adopters share their experiences of using Canvas during AY2019/20

Canvas is adaptable, reliable, customisable, easy to use, mobile and time-saving. It is designed to get out of your way, to let you do your thing. Every last feature, every last interface is crafted to save you time and effort and to make teaching and learning easier.

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