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Canvas is Queen’s new, University-wide Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which will be officially adopted across all Schools in AY 2019/20, replacing the current VLE provided through Queen’s Online (QOL).  If you haven’t had the opportunity to avail of Canvas training this year, it’s not too late to book a sessions ahead of the September rush. Don’t be left with a blank Canvas at start of term, a full programme of training is available throughout August and September to help you to develop your modules in preparation for teaching in September. A description of 7 key training and support activities available to all staff is outlined below.


1. Ready, Steady… Canvas! Virtual Sessions

Ready Steady…Canvas! This 45-minute online session will be a step-by-step on the basics of getting a course ready for the first week of the semester during which you can interact and ask questions. We are running daily sessions next week all running 09:00-9:45. Click the link below to view and register for a session. You can then follow along from the comfort of your office!


2. Get Ready – GO LIVE!

Short virtual Lunchtime session will run from 13:15-14:00 with time for Q&A at the end. This is a follow-on session from Ready, Steady..Canvas! These focused lunchtime sessions will deliver key information to help you put the finishing touches to your module in time for Semester 1. Why not grab a coffee and join us online from the comfort of your office.

This 45 minute virtual session is a follow on course from Ready, Steady..Canvas! and will cover:

  • Setting up and managing student groups and sections
  • Setting up a Turnitin assignment
  • Course settings
  • Validate your links
  • Publish your course

Session dates/times:

  • Tues 17 Sept – 13:15-14:00 – complete
  • Wed 18 Sept – 13:15- 14:00 – complete
  • Fri 20 Sept – 13:15- 14:00 – complete
  • Mon 23 Sept – 13:15- 14:00
  • Tues 24 Sept – 13:15- 14:00
  • Weds 25 Sept – 13:15- 14:00
  • Thurs 26 Sept – 13:15- 14:00
  • Fri 27 Sept – 13:15- 14:00
  • Mon 30 Sept – 13:15- 14:00

3. Canvas Surgery

Visit your Canvas Surgery for step-by-step guidance on how to build your module in Canvas. If dates/times for venues advertised within your Faculty do not suit, please feel free to come along to ANY of the dates/times offered across campus.

From Monday 26 August until the end of September, you can attend any Faculty-based Canvas Surgery to participate in a guided module build session(s).  Build demo sessions will run in parallel so you can choose a time that suits your availability.  Pre-registration is not necessary as places will be offered on a first come first served basis to meet demand.  Sessions run every hour so drop in any time. Add your name to the sign-up sheet for session(s) running every hour. 

Due to demand, the Canvas Surgery running Mon 23 – Weds 25 Sept [10:00-16:00] will run as open sessions for staff to come along and get face-to-face support. Drop-in to avail of support on finalising your Canvas Course or book a one-to-one for tailored support. These sessions will be hosted in the Canvas Training Room (3rd Floor, 92 Lisburn Road).

PLEASE NOTE: In order for the Surgery Sessions to be of benefit to you, please bring a laptop device so that you can build your module with some hand-on support and advice from your Instructor.

Week 1 – Surgery Schedule – complete

Note: Surgery Sessions run every hour on the hour and last for 45 minutes. Access to a laptop or tablet device is necessary so please bring one with you!

  • Monday 26th August – AHSS – PFC 01/010 – [10:00-14:00]
  • Tuesday 27th August – EPS – MAP 0G/005 – [10:00-14:00]
  • Wednesday 28th August – MHLS – WMB – Seminar Room 1 – [10:00-14:00]
  • Thursday 29th August – AHSS – MAP 0G/005 – [10:00-14:00]
  • Friday 30th August – MHLS – WMB – Seminar Room 1 – [10:00-14:00]

Week 2 – Surgery Schedule – complete

  • Monday 2nd September – AHSS – PFC 01/010 – [10:00-16:00]
  • Tuesday 3rd September – EPS – Ashby 02/013 – [10:00-16:00]
  • Wednesday 4th September – MHLS – MBC 02/002 – [10:00-16:00]
  • Thursday 5th September – EPS – Ashby 02/013 – [13:00-16:00]
  • Friday 6th September – MHLS – MBC 02/002 – [10:00-16:00]

Week 3 – Surgery Schedule:

  • Monday 16th September – AHSS PFC 01/005 – [10:00-16:00]
  • Thursday 19th September – EPS M&P 0G/005 – [10:00-16:00]

Week 4 – Surgery Schedule located in Canvas Training room, 3rd Floor 92 Lisburn Road

  • Monday 23rd September – MHLS – Canvas Training Room, 92 Lisburn Road – [10:00-16:00]
  • Tuesday 24th September – AHSS – Canvas Training Room, 92 Lisburn Road – [10:00-16:00]
  • Wednesday 25th September – EPS – Canvas Training Room, 92 Lisburn Road – [10:00-16:00]

4. Canvas Building Blocks

Building Blocks are one-hour, highly focused Canvas training sessions which focus on building skills required to create an engaging course in Canvas.  Face-to-face workshops will also be streamed online so you can join us from the comfort of your office or home. 

Choose from any combination of building blocks to suit your needs. Blocks cover topics ranging from assessment, communication and content building tools with a how-to focus. Come prepared to ask questions, engage in practice activities and discover how to successfully leverage Canvas to enhance and support instructional practices.
For more details and to register your place in the physical or virtual classroom, click below:

September Schedule – Complete

  1. Set up and Start to Build – Mon 09 Sept 13:00-14:00
  2. Create and Communicate – Mon 09 Sept 14:30-15:30
  3. Get Together With Canvas – Wed 11 Sept 10:00-11:00
  4. Getting Quizzical With Canvas – Wed 11 Sept 11:30-12:30
  5. Grader Expectations – Fri 13 Sept 10:00-11:00
  6. Turnitin Essentials – Fri 13 Sept 11:30-12:30

August Schedule – Complete

  1. Set up and Start to Build – Tues 13 Aug 13:00-14:00
  2. Create and Communicate – Tues 13 Aug 14:30-15:30
  3. Get Together With Canvas – Wed 14 Aug 10:00-11:00
  4. Getting Quizzical With Canvas – Wed 14 Aug 11:30-12:30

5. Canvas Cafe – Drop-in Clinics

Dropping in for a coffee in Junction? Pop over and join us to build your module with some expert help from one of the Canvas Team! Ask questions, troubleshoot issues, fast-track the course development process, get to grips with the latest tips, tricks and much more.

Join us in Junction Cafe on the following dates:

  • Tues 06 Aug -10:00-12:00 – complete
  • Fri 23 Aug -10:00-12:00 – complete
  • Mon 09 Sep -10:00-12:00 – complete
  • Fri 20 Sep -10:00-12:00 – complete

6. Canvas for Support Staff

Learn how to use the VLE to manage and support the delivery of academic modules in Canvas. Tools and features which help to facilitate communication of information to students, file and content management, managing assignments, grades and student feedback will also be covered.

This practical workshop will introduce you to the Canvas VLE and give an overview of its functionality, in particular the tools and features that can be used to manage and support the delivery and administration of a Queen’s academic module. Canvas user roles and permissions will also be covered.

  • Wednesday,  21  Aug 10:00-12:30 – complete
  • Wednesday 18 Sept 10:00-12:30 – complete

7. Guided 1-2-1 Support Sessions

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Guided 1-2-1 support sessions are available to Module Conveners or Programme Teams, (subject to availability). Work alongside a Canvas expert to fast-track the course development process. See how easy it is to publish your module in time for September.

Consultation sessions are available to Module Conveners at their desks and/or Programme Teams within Schools.

Please note that 1-2-1 sessions are subject to availability. You can use the calendar links listed directly below to check availability and to book a 1-2-1 session with support representative(s) available to you within your Faculty/School:

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS)

SCHOOL

CONSULTANT

School of Arts, English and Languages

Emma McAllister – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Laura Farling – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Jenny Reid – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Emma McAllister – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Laura Farling – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

─ Aaron Crozier – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Law

Emma McAllister – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Laura Farling – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Steph Dougherty – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Jill Harrison – e-Learning Developer (SSESW) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Emma McAllister – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Laura Farling – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

─ Steph Dougherty – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Queen’s Management School

Emma McAllister – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Laura Farling – Digital Learning Developer (AHSS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

─ Aaron Crozier – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

SCHOOL

CONSULTANT

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Tom Dore – Digital Learning Officer (EPS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Steph Dougherty – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Shelby Hanna – Digital Learning Officer (EPS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

─ Aaron Crozier – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Mathematics and Physics

Tom Dore – Digital Learning Officer (EPS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Steph Dougherty – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

─ Aaron Crozier – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Shelby Hanna – Digital Learning Officer (EPS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

─ Aaron Crozier – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Natural and Built Environment

Tom Dore – Digital Learning Officer (EPS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Jenny Reid – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Psychology

Shelby Hanna – Digital Learning Officer (EPS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Jenny Reid – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences (MHLS)

SCHOOL

CONSULTANT

School of Biological Sciences

Kirsty Gillen – Digital Learning Developer (SBS) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Jenny Reid – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Steph Dougherty – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

─ Aaron Crozier – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Matt Birch – eLearning Developer (N&M) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

Jenny Reid – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW

School of Pharmacy

Steph Dougherty – Digital Learning Consultant (CED) >>BOOK 1-2-1 NOW