A suite of face-to-face workshops, online courses and additional support activities have been developed to help you become a confident user of Canvas at Queen’s. A full programme of events and support activities are listed below. For more details or to book your place on one of many workshops, click on the links provided.
Getting Started with Canvas
As soon as you have access to Canvas, this course will be visible from your dashboard once you log in. This is an online, self-paced introduction to Canvas. The course consists of 8 lessons progressing from basic to intermediate features and will take approximately 11 hours to complete the entire online course. On completion of the course you should be able to build your module content in Canvas and be familiar with how to use the various tools in the new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to enhance your academic teaching and the student learning experience.
Student Canvas Orientation
This short online course is aimed at Queen’s students to help them quickly understand how to navigate around Canvas and use key features relevant to their studies. Important note on Canvas Terminology is also included. A link to the ‘Student Canvas Orientation’ course is available from the Welcome Page included in your Module Development Area.
Queen’s Canvas Video Bank
Queen’s Canvas Video Bank contains a wide range of videos which have been compiled specifically to support staff at Queen’s University Belfast who are new to Canvas. Videos have been individually selected from the full set of Canvas video guides and Canvas FastTrack Video series created by Instructure, the Canvas supplier.
Setting up your Module in Canvas (Workshop #1) – SIGN UP HERE
The aim of this workshop is to give you the essential skills and knowledge to populate the template pages of your Module Development Area, to prepare your academic module(s) in Canvas with key information, and to learn how to structure and add accessible content. Intended for Module Conveners and Module Teams, and those responsible for development of module content.
Groups, Collaborations & Communications (Workshop #2) – SIGN UP HERE
The aim of this workshop is to give you the skills and knowledge to use the more advanced features within Canvas, including Groups, Collaborations, Communications, Discussions, Conferences, Announcements, Student View, Calendar, Appointment Groups, Conversations, Chat and much more. Intended for those responsible for development and/or delivery of module content.
Quizzes, Assignments and Feedback (Workshop #3) – SIGN UP HERE
The aim of this workshop is to give you the skills and knowledge to use the more advanced features within Canvas, including quizzes and question banks, Rubrics, assignment groups and rules, Gradebook, Speedgrader and much more. Intended for those responsible for development and/or delivery of module content.
Turnitin Assignments in Canvas (Coming Soon)
A dedicated training session will be available to learn more about how to set up and manage Turnitin assignments in Canvas. A link to register your place on the next available date (listed below) will be added to this page in the coming days.
- Fri 22nd Feb – 11:00 – 13:00
Canvas for Teaching Assistants – (New Dates Coming soon …)
The aim of this workshop is to prepare you to use Canvas to support the blended delivery of your module content and create an engaging online learning environment for your students. Intended for those responsible for delivery of module content.
Canvas for Support Staff – SIGN UP HERE
The aim of this workshop is to prepare you to use Canvas to manage and support the delivery and administration of a Queen’s teaching module. Intended for those responsible for support and administration of academic modules.
Achieving Blended Learning with Canvas – (New Dates Coming soon …)
The aim of this workshop is to explore the concept of Blended Learning, to consider your current curriculum delivery and discover how Canvas can facilitate a more digital approach. Map specific Canvas tools and features to help facilitate a move towards a more digital/blended curriculum. Intended for Module Conveners and Module Teams, and those responsible for development of module content.
Canvas Drop-In Clinics (Bi-weekly)
Come along to a Canvas Drop-in Clinic during any of the times listed below. Work alongside a member of the team, ask questions, trouble shoot issues, fast-track the course development process, get to grips with the latest tips, trips and much more.
No need to register, just drop in!
|👉Friday, 08 Feb 2019
||Student Guidance Centre – Presentation Area
|Friday, 22 Feb 2019
||92 Lisburn Road
|Friday, 08 Mar 2019
||Student Guidance Centre – Presentation Area
|Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Canvas, Coffee & Conversations
Communities of practice are beginning to emerge as we move through the initial phases of Canvas implementation across campus. ‘Canvas, Coffee & Conversations’ offers you the chance to hear what Early Adopters have to say about their Canvas experiences to date and to take a glimpse at what they are working on. You will also have the opportunity to view short demonstrations on useful features and functions of Canvas VLE and to participate in open floor discussions.
Details of the next Canvas, Coffee & Conversations event in 2019 will be posted here shortly.
Canvas Bite-Size Webinar Series
A series of short online seminars will be available throughout the academic year to provide you with the opportunity to find out more about a varied range of digital learning approaches which Canvas VLE supports.
Registration is not required, just click on the link below five to ten minutes before the webinar begins and log in as a guest.
Link to a Canvas Bite-Size online session
- Upcoming Dates will be listed here shortly.
- Recent Webinars: For a full list of recent webinars with descriptions and link to recordings, visit the following link: Webinar Wednesday recordings
Deeper Dive sessions will look in more detail at approaches for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, with guidance on which Canvas tool to use to support each approach. Deeper Dive sessions aim to compliment the core workshops on offer.
Further information and registration details linked below.
- Upcoming Dates:
New dates to be added shortly…
Recent Deeper Dives:
- 20 November 2018 – Teach Like Yoda: Dive into using Mastery Pathways for personalised learning. Every student needs guidance to navigate their own personal learning journey and become a Jedi Master. Learn how to segment your course into personal learner journeys using pre-determined criteria and give your students a tailored learning experience, all at the press of a button!