Workshops

The Academic Technology Center has many Canvas learning opportunities available!

Most workshops and trainings are instructor-led, so please pre-register by clicking on the links and plan to stay for the duration.  Occasionally we will hold drop-in workshops, this will be noted in the description.

There’s more to come, so check back often (and keep your eye out for e-mail notifications!)

Interested in a one-on-one session? Email myhelp@wpi.edu to request a training.

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, April 19th
Canvas Basic Training 
10:30am – 12:00pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, April 25th
Walk-In Office Hours
10:00am – 12:00pm Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, April 26th
Canvas Course Building & Organization
10:30am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Thursday, April 27th
Walk-In Office Hours
12:00pm – 2:00pm Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, May 3rd
Canvas Basic Training 
10:30am – 12:00pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, May 10th
Canvas Course Building & Organization
10:30am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library


 

Course Descriptions

Canvas Clinic : Open Workshops

Come stop by one of our Canvas Clinic workshops to get help- whether your site needs immediate triaging, or just a consult, the ATC is here to help! 

ATC is holding open workshops to help you get prepared for B-Term.  We’ll have staff on-call for your Canvas design questions, tech support, or just reassurance or feedback.  No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome.

Whether you just want a place to work without interruption, or need a total site overhaul, or want a snack (yes, there will be snacks), drop by during one of the following times!


Grading in Canvas (Instructor Led – registration required)

45 minute advanced session led by Lindsey Van Gieson.  Class is a small group setting, registration capped at 6 participants per class.  It will discuss the following Gradebook topics:

  • Setting up weighted grades
  • Using SpeedGrader
  • Uploading and downloading Gradebook
  • General Gradebook settings and organization

**Please register here: Grading in Canvas registration


 

Canvas Course Building & Organization (Instructor Led – registration required)

1 hour advanced session led by Lindsey Van Gieson.  This session will discuss module development and customizations, navigation, and how to optimize your course flow and organization!

You will need to know how to do the following tasks in Canvas to get the most out of this session:

  • Create a Page
  • Upload Files
  • Create a Module
If you do not know how to do the above tasks, please sign up for our Basic Canvas Training session (or contact the ATC) before attending this session.

Canvas Basic Training (Instructor Led – registration required)

1 1/2 hour session led by Lindsey Van Gieson.  Learn the basics of how to set up your course site in Canvas. Class is a small group setting, registration will be capped at 8 participants per class.  In this session we will discuss the following:

  • Importing content from Blackboard and other sources
  • Configuring your profile, communication, and notification preferences
  • Handling video and media
  • How to use Assignments, Discussions, Files, Pages, Gradebook, Quizzes, & Syllabus

**Please register here: Canvas Basic Training registration


Canvas Camp (Instructor Led – registration required)

1/2 day summer camp activities led by members of the TTL team.  Sessions are small group setting, registration capped at 6 participants per session (with 6 individual sessions available throughout the day!).

> Modules & More! – Get the most out of your course site with advanced Canvas tools like Modules, Scheduler, Apps, & Canvas Commons

> Integrating Video in Your Course – Integrating video in your course (Ensemble, YouTube, Echo)

> Building Engagement – Chat, discussions, collaborations, & Piazza

> Faculty Showcase – See some real WPI faculty course sites built out in Canvas!

> Custom Home Pages / Buttons – Set a custom home page and customize it with colorful buttons and banners

*Each day will include a “Free Choice” activity at 4pm- drop in on a session you missed, or just hang out by the snack table!


Canvas Corner (Drop-in – Table sitting)

On your way through the Campus Center for lunch, take a minute or two to stop by the Canvas Corner and see a live demo of our new Canvas platform in action.  Feel free to ask questions, or just chat with a resident Canvas expert. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcomed!


Canvas Test Drive (Drop-in)

Drop by the computer lab to try out Canvas for yourself. Learn the basics, orient yourself to the layout, and ask questions!  We’ll have a Canvas expert on hand to help. Sessions are informal, feel free to drop by anytime during the scheduled timeframe.


Teaching with Canvas (Instructor Led)

One-hour session led by Erin DeSilva!  Change can be hard, but often brings opportunity.  Such is the case with a new Learning Management System, especially when you are bringing in Canvas by Instructure.  Since leaving WPI in 2014, Erin has worked with faculty teaching in a range of settings, utilizing Canvas to accomplish a variety of teaching goals.  In this session, we will discuss the following major affordances of Canvas:

1.  Control over your content design (modules, pages, drop-in files and images)

2.  Making content more accessible for students (mobile-friendly, screenreader-friendly)

3.  New tools for classroom efficiency (grading, office hour sign ups, etc)

4.  Getting a better snapshot of your students’ progress with Canvas (quizzes, analytics, outcomes)

View the recording of Erin’s April 4th presentation.


Past Workshops

Thursday, March 24th        Canvas Test Drive        11:30am-1:30pm        Anderson Lab B

Friday, March 25th             Canvas Test Drive         11:30am-1:30pm        Anderson Lab B

Tuesday, March 29th         Canvas Test Drive         8:30am-10:30am      Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, March 30th   Canvas Test Drive          8:30am-10:30am      Anderson Lab B

Monday, April 4th              Canvas Test Drive          10:00am-3:00pm      Salisbury Labs 123

Monday, April 4th              Teaching with Canvas   9:00am-9:50am       Salisbury Labs 115

Monday, April 4th              Teaching with Canvas   1:00pm-1:50pm        Salisbury Labs 115

Wednesday, April 13th       Canvas Test Drive           9:00am-11:00am     Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, April 20th       Canvas Test Drive           9:00am-11:00am     Anderson Lab B

Monday, April 25th             Canvas Corner                 11:30am-1:30pm     Campus Center

Tuesday, April 26th            Canvas Corner                 11:30am-1:30pm     Campus Center

Tuesday, April 26th            Student Info Session        5:00pm-5:45pm      SL104

Wednesday, April 27th       Canvas Test Drive             9:00am-11:00am    Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, April 27th       Canvas Basic Training     2:00pm-3:30pm      Anderson Lab B

Thursday, April 28th           Canvas Basic Training     1:00pm-2:30pm      Anderson Lab B

Friday, April 29th                Canvas Basic Training     10:00am-11:30am   Anderson Lab B

Monday, May 2nd               Canvas Basic Training     10:00am-11:30am   Anderson Lab B

Tuesday, May 3rd               Canvas Basic Training     9:00am-10:30am    Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, May 4th          Canvas Test Drive             9:00am-11:00am    Anderson Lab A

Wednesday, May 4th          Canvas Basic Training     11:30am-1:00pm    Anderson Lab A

Thursday, May 5th              Canvas Basic Training     10:00am-11:30am   Anderson Lab A

Wednesday, May 11th         Canvas Basic Training    11:30am – 1:00pm     SL 123

Wednesday, May 18th        Canvas Test Drive              9:00am-11:00am       Anderson Lab A

Wednesday, May 18th         Canvas Basic Training    11:30am – 1:00pm     SL 123

Wednesday, May 25th        Canvas Test Drive              9:00am-11:00am       Anderson Lab A

Wednesday, May 25th        Canvas Basic Training    11:30am – 1:00pm     SL 123

Thursday, June 2nd            Canvas Basic Training    10:00am – 11:30am   SL 123

Thursday, June 9th             Canvas Basic Training    10:00am – 11:30am   SL 123

Monday, June 13th              Canvas Test Drive             10:00am – 12:00pm  SL 123

Wednesday, June 15th        Canvas Basic Training    10:00am – 11:30am   SL 123

Monday, June 20th             Canvas Test Drive             10:00am – 12:00pm  SL 123

Wednesday, June 22nd        Canvas Basic Training    10:00am – 11:30am   SL 123

Monday, June 27th             Canvas Test Drive              10:00am – 12:00pm SL 123

Wednesday, June 29th      Canvas Basic Training    10:00am – 11:30am   SL 123

Thursday, July 7th               Canvas Basic Training    10:00am – 11:30am   SL 123

Thursday, July 14th             Canvas Basic Training    10:00am – 11:30am   SL 123

Thursday, July 28th            Canvas Basic Training       10:00am – 11:30am    KH 203

Thursday, August 4th         Canvas Basic Training       10:00am – 11:30am KH 203

Thursday, August 11th       Canvas Basic Training        10:00am – 11:30am SL 123

Thursday, August 18th       Canvas Basic Training       10:00am – 11:30am    KH 203

Thursday, August 18th       Canvas Camp                1:30 – 4:30pm            Anderson Lab A & B

Monday, August 22nd        Canvas Camp                1:30 – 4:30pm            Anderson Lab A & B

Wednesday, August 24th   Canvas Basic Training       10:00am – 11:30am     Anderson Lab B

Thursday, August 25th       Canvas Basic Training       10:00am – 11:30am     Anderson Lab B

Friday, August 26th            TA Training Session           12:00pm – 1:00pm      SL123

Wednesday, August 31st   Canvas Basic Training        10:00am – 11:30am     Anderson Lab B

Thursday, September 1st  Canvas Basic Training        10:00am – 11:30am     Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, September 7th    Student Overview Session    2:00pm – 2:45pm      Lower Fuller

Wednesday, September 14th  Canvas Basic Training     10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B

Tuesday, September 20th       Modules and More            10:00am – 11:00am   Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, September 21st  Canvas Basic Training     10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, September 28th  Canvas Basic Training     10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B

Wednesday, October 5th
Canvas Basic Training   
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, October 12th
Canvas Basic Training   
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, October 18th
Modules and More
10:00am – 11:00am   Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, October 19th
Canvas Basic Training    
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Thursday, October 20th
Canvas Clinic: Open Workshops
10:00am – 12:00pm   Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Monday, October 24th
Canvas Clinic: Open Workshops
2:00pm – 4:00pm   Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, October 25th
Modules and More
10:00am – 11:00am   Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, October 26th
Canvas Basic Training    
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, November 2nd
Canvas Basic Training    
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, November 9th
Grading in Canvas
10:00am – 10:45am   Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, November 15th
Modules and More
10:00am – 11:00am   Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, January 11th
Canvas Basic Training    
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, January 18th
Canvas Basic Training    
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, January 25th
Canvas Basic Training    
10:00am – 11:30am    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, February 1st
Grading in Canvas 
11:00am – 12:00pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, February 7th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, February 8th
Modules and More 
11:00am – 12:00pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, February 15th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, February 21st
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, February 22nd
Modules and More
11:00am – 12:00pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, March 1st
Grading in Canvas 
11:00am – 12:00pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, March 14th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, March 15th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, March 21st
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, March 22nd
Modules and More
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, March 28th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, March 29th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, April 4th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, April 5th
Grading in Canvas 
11:00am – 12:00pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Tuesday, April 11th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library

Wednesday, April 12th
Canvas Basic Training 
11:00am – 12:30pm    Anderson Lab B, Gordon Library