Getting ready for MT22

Who should attend?

Any member of staff with access to Canvas, especially tutors, course convenors, teaching assistants, or course administrators.

What sessions are being held?

Name Description, dates and times Link
Canvas Fundamentals

Description: This session will introduce the basic features of the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for teachers and administrators. We will demonstrate tools to manage course content, settings and learning activities. 

Dates and times: Mon 25 Jul (2-4pm), Thu 29 Sep (10.30am-12.30pm) and Fri 28 Oct (11am-1pm)

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Better Canvas productivity: How to get more out of your Canvas courses in less time

Description: This session will guide you through some top tips to improve your Canvas productivity. It will help you make courses that are easier to navigate for students, and easier to maintain for course teams.

Dates and times: Tue 12 Jul (10-11am) and Thu 15 Sep (2-3pm)

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Refresher workshop for Canvas LCCs and Unit Admins

Description: This is an opportunity to network with the central Canvas support team and your fellow LCCs and Unit Admins across the University. There will be time to discuss specific topics and have your questions answered.

  • Review of Canvas and setting the scene
  • Manage Courses including rollover, update, delete
  • Course presentation and navigation tool
  • Oxford Group Enrolment Tool (GET): updates
  • Manage external users

Dates and times: Thu 21 Jul (11.00am-12.30pm) and Thu 8 Sep (11.00am-12.30pm)

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Canvas: Using the Manage Courses tool (Rollover)

Description: The Manage Courses tool in Canvas enables users with administrative permissions to rollover courses for the next academic year or within the same year. In this short session we will explain how to use Manage Courses and demonstrate the options available when rolling over, including content and enrolments. 

Dates and times: Wed 13 Jul (12.30-1pm), Mon 8 Aug (12.30-1pm) and Mon 26 Sep (12.30-1pm)

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Canvas: Using the Assignments tool

Description: The Assignments tool in Canvas can be used to support formative assessment and offers a range of ways for both submitting work and offering feedback. In this short session we will demonstrate how to create an assignment and explain some of the options available. 

Date and time: Mon 11 Jul (12.30-1pm)

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Canvas: Using the Quiz tool

Description: Canvas provides a quiz tool which can be used to test understanding and provide additional learning resources for students. In this short session we will explain the basic principles of how the quiz tool operates in Canvas, what types of quiz format can be used, and explore question types available. We will also consider how question feedback can be added and demonstrate how quizzes can be placed alongside other content.

Date and time: Thu 28 Jul (12.30-1pm)

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Canvas: Using H5P to create interactive content

Description: H5P is an embedded toolset which can be used to author rich and interactive content within Canvas. Content types include quizzes, interactive video, enhanced presentations, and much more. It has a wide range of application across many different subject areas, from medicine to languages. This short session will introduce the tool within the context of Canvas, and demonstrate how to get started.

Date and time: Tue 6 Sep (12.30-1pm)

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