As Saint Mary’s completes its transition to the Canvas learning management system this semester, Instructional Technology and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) are partnering to provide many opportunities for trainings throughout the spring, summer, and fall. All faculty and staff are welcome at these trainings.
Those who would like to view a video of how to use basic and intermediate Canvas features can visit CELT’s Recordings page and select “Canvas Trainings” to see trainings from Instructure as well as a recording of our own Canvas Essentials Training. Just make sure to log in to Canvas or Blackboard first so you can view the videos.
Those who would like live, in-person trainings can visit CELT’s Trainings and Workshop page to see the schedule for our live trainings. We will be offering Essentials, Intermediate, and Advanced Canvas trainings each month at both noon and evening times. Just click on the calendar item to RSVP and add it to your Google Calendar. A complete schedule of these trainings for the next year can be found on the CELT site as well. Additionally, one week each month will be devoted to “Canvas Q&A” trainings, where we will answer any questions you have about Canvas that are not mentioned in the trainings. These are offered at noon and evening times as well to better serve all faculty.
Also, for those of you looking for more information on other learning technologies, Instructional Design’s page on the CELT site has a great deal of information and FAQs.
Finally, for those of you who expressed a desire for a self-paced training, everyone who has a Canvas account has been enrolled in the “Growing with Canvas” self-paced training course. This course can be competed at your own pace and allows you to practice many Canvas features and tools. The quizzes in it are automatically graded to give you feedback on your Canvas skills so far.
Upcoming Canvas trainings for February and March:
February (Monday/Wednesday schedule):
Feb. 1 – Essentials (noon)
Feb. 3 – Essentials (evening)
Feb. 8 – Intermediate Essentials (noon)
Feb. 10 – Intermediate Essentials (evening)
Feb. 15 – Questions (noon)
Feb. 17 – Questions (evening)
Feb. 22 – Advanced (noon)
Feb. 24 – Advanced (evening)
March (Tuesday/Thursday schedule):
March 2 – Essentials (noon)
March 4 – Essentials (evening)
March 9 – Intermediate Essentials (noon)
March 11 – Intermediate Essentials (evening)
March 16 – Questions (noon)
March 18 – Questions (evening)
March 23 – Advanced (noon)
March 25 – Advanced (evening)