Below is a listing of Learn@UW training that are available to instructors for the fall semester.
Getting Started with Canvas
A 90-minute deep-dive into the most critical Canvas features and functions. This is a solid foundation for all future Canvas training.
Wednesday, August 25, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Canvas – Student Assessment
This one-hour session expands upon the “Getting Started” course by providing a closer look at Canvas’s three assessment tools: assignments, quizzes and discussions.
Wednesday, August 25, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Canvas – Gradebook
This one-hour session expands upon the “Getting Started” course by exploring the Canvas gradebook. We review entering grades, managing grade visibility, and using SpeedGrader to review assignment submissions, and more.
Wednesday, August 25, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Canvas – Managing Files
This one-hour session expands upon the “Getting Started” course by explaining and demonstrating the best ways to manage files, by employing Google Drive and Box.
Wednesday, August 25, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Canvas – Tips & Tricks
As with any large application, Canvas offers several features or options that might get overlooked during foundational training. This session presents an opportunity to explore those overlooked “tips & tricks”, to help you make your Canvas course even more effective.
Thursday, August 26, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Friday, August 27, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Creating Instructional Videos
For some, the idea of “creating an instructional video” is daunting. This one-hour session walks through the basics: tools, vocabulary, techniques, and best practices.
Tuesday, August 24, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Integrating Kaltura Videos in Your Canvas Course
This one-hour session explores the preferred process for incorporating Kaltura media (video and audio files) into a Canvas course.
Tuesday, August 24, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Getting Started with Piazza
Piazza provides a unique architecture that allows students to discuss, collaborate and engage. This one-hour session is hosted by the vendor, and will introduce instructors to the rich interface and the more common configurations.
Tuesday, August 24, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Holding Optimal Discussions in Your Canvas Course
As remote learning increases its footprint on UW–Madison’s education experience, instructors are trying to improve how they conduct courses and manage classrooms. This one-hour session explores how discussions are being impacted by these remote or hybrid classroom models. We also examine multiple online discussion tools, and some best practices.
Wednesday, August 25, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Communicating with Students in a Hybrid World
Between email, Canvas messages, in-person exchanges, remote instruction, and hybrid classrooms, there are a lot of avenues (thus, potential for confusion) in how we can best communicate with our students. This 30-minute session provides suggestions, best-practices, pitfalls (to avoid) and a general brain-storming opportunity to address these challenges.
Wednesday, August 25, 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD): Demo & Discussion
The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard collects student engagement data from multiple sources (Canvas, Kaltura and eTexts) and presents that data in three visualizations. This one-hour session explores how the tool works, and how these visualizations can be best leveraged by the instructor to improve the students’ learning experience.
Thursday, August 26, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom and Web Conferencing Inside and Outside Your Canvas Course
A 30-minute overview of general web conferencing concerns, with specific coverage of Zoom and how it works within a Canvas course.
Thursday, August 26, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
This is a 90-minute, open-door, walk-in support session. One or more members of the Learn@UW–Madison team will be present, ready to help you with any questions you have, however “big” or “small”.
Friday, August 27, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The following sessions are all facilitated by Honorlock.
Using Honorlock with Canvas
View a demonstration on how Honorlock integrates with your Canvas Course, how to enable Honorlock for your assessments, and how to simulate the student experience. Ways to review Honorlock results once assessments are completed will also be covered.
Wednesday, September 8, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 6, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Honorlock Best Practices
A discussion will be had regarding each proctoring toggle, what they mean, and how they may impact the student experience. Recommendations will be given on proctoring settings based on the type of assessment given.
Wednesday, August 25, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
This webinar will discuss some of the most common inquiries that are received by Honorlock by students and instructors. This webinar will also share the best ways to prepare students for taking exams with Honorlock.
Wednesday, October 20, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
How to Analyze and Review Results
This webinar is a discussion on the different types of flags that may appear on student sessions and provide tips on how to manage time when analyzing results.
Wednesday, November 17, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, December 1, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Honorlock – New Student Toolbar & Disable Copy/Paste
As of Tuesday, August 3, Honorlock upgraded their user experience by adding a student toolbar that is available during exams. This toolbar gives students quick access to tools at the bottom of their page instead of requiring the student to scroll to the top of the exam to access the tools.
Starting Tuesday, August 10, a toggle for disabling copy/paste is available in the exam proctoring settings for instructors using a third-party exam integration with Honorlock.
For more information on the new student toolbar, please visit the Honorlock Student Toolbar Overview page.