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  • Feb
    26

    Grading on Canvas: SpeedGrader and Gradebook – February 26, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Grade quickly and efficiently using the internal Canvas tools. SpeedGrader helps you grade assignments and quizzes quickly and its annotation options help you provide feedback effectively. Gradebook automatically manages grades and gives you a summary view of student progress in your course. This intensive hour long course, we will learn how to best navigate these features. With Canvas tools, grading no longer has to be a chore.
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  • Feb
    28

    CLAS Workshop – February 28, 2019

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Location: Buchanan B123

    CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content while facilitating peer learning and collaboration at the same. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped video application with features designed specifically to support education - most notably, to provide flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments. In this hands-on workshop, discover the possibilities and learn how to set-up and manage your own CLAS site.
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  • Mar
    5

    Canvas Scripts and Hacks – March 5, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Buchanan B123

    From Canvas customization to workarounds, this workshop will show how Arts ISIT can help you get more out of Canvas. We will be discussing how to set up Journals on Canvas with smart grading options and how Arts ISIT scripts can provide you with downloads of Canvas Discussions, list of Student Groups and self signup sheets. We will also show how Arts ISIT can customize Canvas Peer Review to allow feature such as grading of peer feedback and pushing through peer assessment grades to the Gradebook. Come learn how Arts ISIT can make Canvas work better for you.
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  • Mar
    7

    Top Hat Workshop – March 7, 2019

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Top Hat is a web based classroom response system that offers instructors the flexibility to customize their lecture experience to suit students' needs and bring out the best of their teaching styles. This tool provides the opportunity for interactive content, increasing students' engagement with the course. For example, instructors can enhance their slides through annotations, ask various types of questions that goes beyond multiple choice, facilitate discussion in a large classroom, and manage class participation seamlessly.
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  • Mar
    12

    Assessments on Canvas: Assignments, Quizzes and Groups – March 12, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Explore the many options Canvas offers to create quizzes and assignments that will fit your course needs. This in-depth, hour long session will guide you through: creating quizzes such as multiple choice or in class essays, making traditional, group or peer reviewed assignments, as well as grading options, such as rubrics.
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  • Mar
    13

    Implementing Multimodal Projects to Meet Course Learning Goals – March 13, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: Buchanan Penthouse (5th Floor)

    In our present digital age, language and visual communication work together to organize content and create meaning. Text is often no longer delivered in isolation, instead multimodal combinations of language, images, video, sound and/or spatial components all take part in the process of communication. This is not new by any means; however, faculty continue to face challenges in how best to incorporate media projects into their courses.
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  • Mar
    19

    Grading on Canvas: SpeedGrader and Gradebook – March 19, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Grade quickly and efficiently using the internal Canvas tools. SpeedGrader helps you grade assignments and quizzes quickly and its annotation options help you provide feedback effectively. Gradebook automatically manages grades and gives you a summary view of student progress in your course. This intensive hour long course, we will learn how to best navigate these features. With Canvas tools, grading no longer has to be a chore.
    Register

  • Mar
    21

    CLAS Workshop – March 21, 2019

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Location: Buchanan B123

    CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content while facilitating peer learning and collaboration at the same. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped video application with features designed specifically to support education - most notably, to provide flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments. In this hands-on workshop, discover the possibilities and learn how to set-up and manage your own CLAS site.
    Register

  • Mar
    26

    Exploring Peer Assessments: A Comparative View of Canvas Peer Review, CLAS, ComPAIR and iPeer – March 26, 2019

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Exploring Peer Assessments is the ideal session for instructors looking to better understand how peer reviews can work in their classrooms and the learning tools that can help implement these activities. This workshop will present a comparative view of some of the Faculty of Arts’ best used peer assessment tools: Canvas Peer Review, iPeer, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) and ComPAIR. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to set up activities with these tools and then try them out as students. This session is all you need to make confident decisions about the best peer assessment tools for your classes.
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  • Apr
    2

    Getting Started with Canvas – April 2, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Get ready for summer and learn the basics of our new Learning Management System, Canvas. In the first 90 minutes of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore Canvas, including general navigation of the interface, notifications and communication, and content creation and organization. We will also cover how to set up and deliver announcements, assignments, and discussions. The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to Q&A.
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  • Apr
    4

    Exploring Peer Assessments: A Comparative View of Canvas Peer Review, CLAS, ComPAIR and iPeer – April 4, 2019

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Exploring Peer Assessments is the ideal session for instructors looking to better understand how peer reviews can work in their classrooms and the learning tools that can help implement these activities. This workshop will present a comparative view of some of the Faculty of Arts’ best used peer assessment tools: Canvas Peer Review, iPeer, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) and ComPAIR. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to set up activities with these tools and then try them out as students. This session is all you need to make confident decisions about the best peer assessment tools for your classes.
    Register

  • Apr
    8

    CLAS Workshop – April 8, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Buchanan B123

    CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content while facilitating peer learning and collaboration at the same. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped video application with features designed specifically to support education - most notably, to provide flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments. In this hands-on workshop, discover the possibilities and learn how to set-up and manage your own CLAS site.
    Register

  • Apr
    9

    Grading on Canvas: SpeedGrader and Gradebook – April 9, 2019

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Grade quickly and efficiently using the internal Canvas tools. SpeedGrader helps you grade assignments and quizzes quickly and its annotation options help you provide feedback effectively. Gradebook automatically manages grades and gives you a summary view of student progress in your course. This intensive hour long course, we will learn how to best navigate these features. With Canvas tools, grading no longer has to be a chore.
    Register

  • Apr
    11

    Top Hat Workshop – April 11, 2019

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Buchanan B123

    Top Hat is a web based classroom response system that offers instructors the flexibility to customize their lecture experience to suit students' needs and bring out the best of their teaching styles. This tool provides the opportunity for interactive content, increasing students' engagement with the course. For example, instructors can enhance their slides through annotations, ask various types of questions that goes beyond multiple choice, facilitate discussion in a large classroom, and manage class participation seamlessly.
    Register