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Training

Are you interested in learning more about Canvas? Below are resources CIRT and Canvas have developed to make your Canvas experience a success, and with a broad offering of training methods there is sure to be one that fits your busy schedule.

Workshops

CIRT offers a variety of Canvas workshops throughout the year that vary from semester to semester. Some of our more popular workshops include:

 

Ally: Canvas Accessibility Tool
This workshop will allow instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats.

 

Accessibility in Canvas
Canvas content can easily be made accessible. This workshop provides instruction on how to make course content accessible in the Rich Content Editor and use the built-in accessibility checker.

 

Canvas Basics
This session is geared toward instructors who are new to using Canvas. Topics covered include a general introduction to Canvas features and functions, such as how to create course content, assessment types, file uploads and a Gradebook overview.

 

Canvas Bites
Canvas Bites are 30-minute workshops designed to give instructors a quick introduction to specific tools within Canvas. Session topics include: Pages, Modules, Assignments, Studio, Discussions, Quizzes and Speedgrader.

 

Canvas Gradebook
In this workshop, instructors learn about the features and functions of the Canvas Gradebook. This tool's functionality makes grading flexible and intuitive, thus improving the grading experience. Topics include multiple options to sort and filter assignments, applying grade status colors, and customizing grade posting policies.

 

Creating Accessible Electronic Documents
This workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of how to create accessible Word, Powerpoint, and PDF documents. No prior knowledge is needed

 

Tools for Student Engagement
This workshop provides an introduction to tools in Canvas that promote student engagement. Strategies for implementing learning activities that prioritize learner-learner, learner-content, and learner-instructor interactions will be highlighted. Tools that encourage collaboration, participation, and feedback will be showcased.

 

Visit the CIRT Events page for a complete list of upcoming workshops.

 

Online Training

UNF’s Canvas Instructor Orientation
This self-paced online course provides an overview of Canvas, UNF’s learning management system. Instructors learn about the Canvas interface and how to create content, assignments, quizzes, discussions and manage grades. For more information, self-enroll into the UNF's Canvas Instructor Orientation Course.

 

Ally
This self-paced online workshop will allow instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats. For more information, self-enroll into the Ally Training Canvas Course.

 

CanvasLIVE
Participate in instructor-led online workshops geared toward new and advanced Canvas users. Workshops include course basics, managing quizzes, outcomes and rubrics, and data for teachers. Create an account and sign up now as registration is required. For more information, view the Canvas Training webpage.

Knowledgebase Articles

UNF’s Canvas Knowledgebase
CIRT has developed a knowledgebase that is specific to UNF’s Canvas instance. The articles are geared toward UNF’s tools and functionality. Also, subscribe to the LMS News section receive updates and outage notices. For more information, visit the knowledgebase.

 

Canvas Guides
Canvas has developed its own knowledgebase on the functionality of the tools and features. Visit Canvas Guides *Please note some of the tools and features described in the articles may not be available on UNF’s Canvas.

One-on-one Training

Want a one-on-one training on a specific tool offered in UNF’s Canvas instance? Schedule a consultation by clicking the Schedule Appointment link on our Canvas Support webpage.