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Summer 2020

Library Databases Meant for Media

Looking for a way to expand your Canvas hybrid course or DL course in terms of classroom media? Or maybe add content to an in-person course with a video? Online clips are a wonderful way to allow for varied styles of learning. UNF’s Thomas Carpenter Library subscribes to many databases that include full length videos. In effect, one can work to add multimedia to an online course easily. Learn about Films on Demand, Kanopy Streaming Videos, and Naxos Music Library. The goal of this session is to provide information about databases that provide rich and informative videos and how to embed those videos in your Canvas course.

Online Testing Best Practices

This event provides instructors with best practices for delivering quizzes and tests in Canvas. Topics will include quiz settings, question banks and groups, test integrity considerations, and quiz analytics.

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.

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.

Accessibility in Canvas

Canvas content can easily be made accessible. This workshop provides hands-on instruction for making course content accessible in the Rich Content Editor and using the built-in accessibility checker. No prior knowledge is needed.

Creating Accessible Electronic Documents

This workshop covers how to make electronic documents in Word, PowerPoint, and PDF more accessible. Topics covered include accessibility basics on heading structure, alternative text for images, reading order for slides, and more. Adhering to these simple guidelines improves access to your content for all students.

Ally: Canvas Accessibility Tool

This hands-on workshop allows instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats. No prior knowledge is needed.

Canvas Basics

This hands-on 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.

Spring 2020

Final Grade Transfer Tool

In this workshop, instructors learn how to transfer grades from Canvas to Banner using the Final Grade Transfer Tool. The process includes weighting grades, enabling a grading schema, and transferring final grades to Banner.

Five Steps to Successfully Complete a Quality Course Review

This session provides an overview of UNF’s Quality Course Review process, a brief orientation to the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) rubric, an exploration of quality course examples, and tips for designing a quality online course.

Tools for Student Engagement in Canvas

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.

Canvas Advanced

This workshop covers the advanced features and functionality of Canvas. Topics include Modules, Conferences, Discussions, Rubrics, Quizzes, Grades, Course Settings, and more. Canvas Basics, Canvas 101, or a general understanding of Canvas is a recommended prerequisite.

OneSearch: Library Lists for Canvas

Learn how to make reading lists from eBooks and articles in OneSearch or another Thomas G. Carpenter Library research database. OneSearch: Library Reading Lists is a tool that can be used from Canvas to search, retrieve, and embed eBooks, articles, and their links into a course seamlessly. Instructors can also add notes and links to resources so that students can read the chosen materials in Canvas with ease. This workshop demonstrates the benefits of using the OneSearch: Library Reading Lists tool.

Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection Tool

Turnitin is the university’s plagiarism detection tool. In this workshop users learn how to integrate Turnitin into an assignment submission and review the setting options that can be set for each assignment. Options include comparison sources, content exclusions, and display of report to students. We also review the similarity report in Canvas and tools available in that report. These tools include percent matching by color code, excluded sources, and available filters.

Creating Accessible Electronic Documents

This workshop covers how to make electronic documents in Word, PowerPoint, and PDF more accessible. Topics covered include accessibility basics on heading structure, alternative text for images, reading order for slides, and more. Adhering to these simple guidelines improves access to your content for all students.

Online Testing Best Practices

This event provides instructors with best practices for delivering quizzes and tests in Canvas. Topics will include quiz settings, question banks and groups, test integrity considerations, and quiz analytics.

Ally: Canvas Accessibility Tool

This hands-on workshop allows instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats. No prior knowledge is needed.

Canvas’s New Gradebook

In this workshop, users learn about the New Gradebook and its improvements over the previous Canvas gradebook. The functionality added by this new tool makes grading more flexible and intuitive, thus improving the grading experience. Major differences include multiple options to sort and filter assignments and consolidation of several views in one location.

Canvas Basics

This hands-on 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.

Fall 2019

OER Discovery Lab

OER Discovery Labs are offered each semester as a way for instructors to consult with campus OER experts while going through the process of finding, evaluating, and using open education resources (OERs). Guided by an Instructional Designer and Online Learning Librarian, participants in this hands-on workshop receive individualized assistance and are provided with strategies for finding OER materials that support their teaching style and course learning outcomes. Bring your syllabus or course objectives and use this time to actively search OER databases and UNF Library resources for course relevant content.

Canvas’s New Gradebook

In this workshop, users learn about the New Gradebook and its improvements over the current Canvas gradebook. When this feature option is enabled at the course level, the New Gradebook replaces the current gradebook. The functionality added by this new tool makes grading more flexible and intuitive, thus improving the grading experience. Major differences include multiple options to sort and filter assignments and consolidation of several views in one location.

OneSearch: Library Lists for Canvas

Learn how to make reading lists from eBooks and articles in OneSearch or another Thomas G. Carpenter Library research database. OneSearch: Library Reading Lists is a tool that can be used from Canvas to search, retrieve, and embed eBooks, articles, and their links into a course seamlessly. Instructors can also add notes and links to resources so that students can read the chosen materials in Canvas with ease. This workshop demonstrates the benefits of using the OneSearch: Library Reading Lists tool.

Hosting Virtual Class Meetings and Office Hours

In this workshop participants learn about the best practices for hosting virtual or web-based class meetings and office hours. Topics include demo of Canvas Conferences, available tools, and strategies for facilitating virtual meetings.

Studio: Video Publishing & Communication Tool for Canvas

This session provides an overview of Studio (previously known as Arc), UNF’s new video platform in Canvas. Studio was built to promote active learning, allowing instructors and students to not only publish video, but also to engage with media content by commenting (and replying) directly on media timelines. Studio provides users with asset management tools as well as analytics about how users interact with media. Session attendees learn how to import and publish media, create Studio assignments and provide feedback, and discuss best practices for tool use.

Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents (Basic)

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

Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection Tool

Turnitin is the university’s new plagiarism detection tool. In this workshop users learn how to integrate Turnitin into an assignment submission and review the setting options that can be set for each assignment. Options include comparison sources, content exclusions, and display of report to students. We also review the similarity report in Canvas and tools available in that report. These tools include percent matching by color code, excluded sources, and available filters.

Canvas Advanced

This workshop covers the advanced features and functionality of Canvas. Topics include Modules, Conferences, Discussions, Rubrics, Quizzes, Grades, Course Settings, and more. Canvas Basics, Canvas 101, or a general understanding of Canvas is a recommended prerequisite.

Accessibility in Canvas

Canvas content can easily be made accessible. This workshop provides hands-on instruction for making course content accessible in the Rich Content Editor and using the built-in accessibility checker. No prior knowledge is needed.

Canvas Basics

This hand-on session is geared toward face-to-face instructors on learning the basics of Canvas. Topics covered include how to create different assessment types, grade columns, file uploads, and a Gradebook overview.

Ally: Canvas Accessibility Tool

This hands-on workshop allows instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats. No prior knowledge is needed.

Summer 2019

Creating Accessible Documents (Intermediate)

After completion of the Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents training, participants have the opportunity to register in the intermediate class. This hands-on learning experience walks participants through the accessibility tools available, allows for the revision of content, and furthers the understanding of course content accessibility.

Recording, Editing and Posting Videos in Studio

In this hands-on workshop participants learn to use the Studio (previously Arc) tool in Canvas to record video from webcams, the screen of a computer, or a mobile device. Participants also learn how to edit video recorded on a computer with the screen recorder software. Participants then learn to upload the video to Studio, and add details to the video, including captions. Finally, participants share their videos in a Canvas course, with other instructors, and publicly as a link.

Canvas Course Kickstarter Kit

Simplify and streamline online course development with the Instructional Design Team’s newest tool – the Canvas Course Kickstarter Kit. Learn how to structure a successful course and gain access to helpful resources. Use the kit to create a high-quality online course that effectively showcases content and enhances online learning.

Online Testing Best Practices

This event provides instructors with best practices for delivering quizzes and tests in Canvas. Topics will include quiz settings, question banks and groups, test integrity considerations, and quiz analytics.

Making Online Groups Work

Group work is beneficial to learning no matter what students say. Successful implementation can depend on several factors: planning, technological tools, and assessment design. Participants share their insights and leave with new strategies prepared to revise or develop new group work assessments.

Steps to Successfully Complete a Quality Course Review

This session provides an overview of UNF’s Quality Course Review process, a brief orientation to the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) rubric, an exploration of quality course examples, and tips for designing a quality online course.

Ally: Canvas Accessibility Tool

This hands-on workshop allows instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats. No prior knowledge is needed.

Canvas Advanced


This workshop covers the advanced features and functionality of Canvas. Topics include Modules, Conferences, Discussions, Rubrics, Quizzes, Grades, Course Settings, and more. Canvas Basics, Canvas 101, or a general understanding of Canvas is a recommended prerequisite.

Strategies for Teaching Large Online Classes

Teaching online courses can be challenging with a large number of students. This workshop identifies strategies to harness Canvas and assessment design to balance high engagement with teaching.

Accessibility in Canvas

Canvas content can easily be made accessible. This workshop provides hands-on instruction for making course content accessible in the Rich Content Editor and using the built-in accessibility checker. No prior knowledge is needed.

Final Grade Transfer Tool – Hands On

In this hands-on workshop, instructors transfer grades from Canvas to Banner using the Final Grade Transfer Tool. Process includes weighting grades, enabling a grading schema, and transferring final grades to Banner.

Recording, Editing and Posting Videos in ARC

In this hands-on workshop participants learn to use the ARC tool in Canvas to record video from webcams, the screen of a computer, or a mobile device. Participants also learn how to edit video recorded on a computer with the screen recorder software. Participants then learn to upload the video to Arc, and add details to the video, including captions. Finally, participants share their videos in a Canvas course, with other instructors, and publicly as a link.

Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents (Basic)

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

OER Discovery Lab

OER Discovery Labs are offered each semester as a way for instructors to consult with campus OER experts while going through the process of finding, evaluating, and using open education resources (OERs). Guided by an Instructional Designer and Online Learning Librarian, participants in this hands-on workshop receive individualized assistance and are provided with strategies for finding OER materials that support their teaching style and course learning outcomes. Bring your syllabus or course objectives and use this time to actively search OER databases and UNF Library resources for course relevant content.

Hosting Virtual Class Meetings and Office Hours

In this workshop participants learn about the best practices for hosting virtual or web-based class meetings and office hours. Topics include demo of Canvas Conferences, available tools, and strategies for facilitating virtual meetings.

Using OneSearch: Library Reading Lists for Canvas

Learn how to make reading lists from eBooks and articles in OneSearch or another Thomas G. Carpenter Library research database. OneSearch: Library Reading Lists is a tool that can be used from Canvas to search, retrieve, and embed eBooks, articles, and their links into a course seamlessly. Instructors can also add notes and links to resources so that students can read the chosen materials in Canvas with ease. This workshop demonstrates the benefits of using the OneSearch: Library Reading Lists tool.

Arc: Video Publishing & Communication Tool for Canvas

This session provides an overview of Arc, UNF’s new video platform in Canvas. Arc was built to promote active learning, allowing instructors and students to not only publish video, but also to engage with media content by commenting (and replying) directly on media timelines. Arc provides users with asset management tools as well as analytics about how users interact with media. Session attendees learn how to create, import, and publish media, create Arc assignments and provide feedback, and discuss best practices for tool use.

Canvas Teacher App

Did you know that Canvas has an app just for instructors? The Teacher app is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices and allows instructors to create and edit content, communicate with students, facilitate discussion boards, and grade assignments and quizzes, including use of annotations! Register for this session and join us to learn more. We recommend that you download the iOS or Android app in advance so you can follow along.

Library Databases Meant for Media

Looking for a way to expand your Canvas hybrid course or DL course in terms of classroom media? Or maybe add content to an in-person course with a video? Online clips are a wonderful way to allow for varied styles of learning. UNF’s Thomas Carpenter Library subscribes to many databases that include full length videos. In effect, one can work to add multimedia to an online course easily. Learn about Films on Demand, Kanopy Streaming Videos, and Naxos Music Library. The goal of this session is to provide information about databases that provide rich and informative videos and how to embed those videos in your Canvas course.

Setting Up the Canvas Grading Schema

In this workshop users learn how to enable the grading schema in their course and set it up to align to their course grading scale. Once enabled, users can grade students by letter grade and utilize the UNF Final Grade Transfer Tool. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to instruction and questions while the last 30 minutes will be dedicated to assisting faculty with setting up their grading schema.

Tools for Student Engagement in Canvas

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.

Using Office 365 in Canvas

The Office 365 LTI is available for all Canvas courses. Users can utilize the tool for narrated PowerPoints, collaboration on MS Office documents, and convenient file sharing in their Canvas course. After a demonstration of the tool, a Q&A session will be help for participants to ask questions specific to their course.

Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection Tool

Turnitin is the university’s new plagiarism detection tool. In this workshop users learn how to integrate Turnitin into an assignment submission and review the setting options that can be set for each assignment. Options include comparison sources, content exclusions, and display of report to students. We also review the similarity report in Canvas and tools available in that report. These tools include percent matching by color code, excluded sources, and available filters. Laptops are available for hands-on practice during the workshop.

Canvas's New Gradebook

In this workshop, users learn about the New Gradebook and its improvements over the current Canvas gradebook. When this feature option is enabled at the course level, the New Gradebook replaces the current gradebook. The functionality added by this new tool makes grading more flexible and intuitive, thus improving the grading experience. Major differences include multiple options to sort and filter assignments and consolidation of several views in one location.

Canvas Basics

This hand-on session is geared toward face-to-face instructors on learning the basics of Canvas. Topics covered include how to create different assessment types, grade columns, file uploads, and a Gradebook overview.