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Canvas Training - March 2, 2018

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University of Wyoming at Casper

125 College Drive

Casper, WY 82601

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The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is pleased to offer the first in a series of in-person training events for K-12 Canvas users delivered by Canvas trainers.

Enrolled Act 57 was passed during the 2017 legislative session requiring the WDE to provide districts with a Learning Management System (LMS). The WDE in collaboration with the University of Wyoming, 5 community colleges selected Canvas as the single LMS to create a unified K-20 experience for students and teachers across the state. Utilizing this statewide system, allows students and teachers to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Consistent support of in-class and online instructional practices through the use of Canvas in conjunction with Google and other classroom technology.
  • Provide additional educational opportunities to equip our students for success at all levels and to prepare for future educational endeavours.

These training sessions will introduce participants to Canvas as well as provide in-depth training for those more experienced users. Whether you are a faculty member, Canvas Admin, Principal, Technical Support, or an Instructional Designer, there are sessions tailored to all audiences!

Objectives:

  1. Provide a hands-on overview of Canvas components.
  2. Get started building and organizing content in Canvas.
  3. Discover how Canvas supports teaching and learning.


The following Canvas trainings will be offered:

AM Session:

  • Getting Started in Canvas

PM Session:

  • Digging Deeper - Beyond the Basics


Training Location

This training will be held at the University of Wyoming on the Casper College campus. It will be in the Union/University Building, right off Campus Drive. We will be in room 322 UU, which is on the third floor of the building. Here is campus map.


A special THANK YOU to the University of Wyoming at Casper for hosting this training!


FAQs

What is Canvas:

Canvas is a Learning Management System, or LMS. It is a collaborative platform used to manage online learning—including reporting, resource-sharing, grading, feedback, discussions, content creation, outcomes and tasks. An LMS simplifies teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.


Session Descriptions:


Getting Started in Canvas:

Introduces participants to the Canvas environment. Attendees will explore navigation of the platform, communication tools as well as the basics of content creation and grading.

Target Audience: New (to Canvas) Faculty


Digging Deeper - Beyond the Basics:

A more advanced look at Canvas for faculty. Participants will dig into course design, content organization, assessment tools, and the ways course data can be used to drive instructional practices.

Target Audience: Experienced (Canvas) Faculty, Curriculum Staff, Instructional Designers



What Should I Bring to the Training?

Please bring your own laptop to the training. A computer will not be provided for you. You will also need to bring your phone with you. There is a double verification process in order to log into the Internet, and attendees will need to have their phone with them.


Call for Presenters:

We are looking for passionate Canvas users who are excited to share their knowledge with their peers at informal 10-15 min mini sessions throughout the day. There is a sign-up section in the registration form for anyone interested in sharing their Canvas experience.

Essential Questions:

  1. Are you doing something creative with your Canvas courses?
  2. What tips/tricks would other faculty benefit from learning?
  3. What ways do you use Canvas to engage students in Canvas content/classes?
  4. How has Canvas improved your teaching and/or student learning?


What Should I Know Before Attending the Training?

Basic understanding of computer, login, and browser:

  1. How to open new tab
  2. District login information
  3. Canvas login information
  4. Using a mouse or trackpad


Lunch:

Lunch will be on your own.


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