Save the Date: Canvas Boot Camp – August 16, 17 & 18

OIT Canvas Boot CampThis August the Academic Technology team and IT Training have partnered to arm faculty and staff with Canvas instruction and resources during a two days for a Canvas Boot Camp. These workshops have been created to answer those critical questions instructors may have at the onset of a new semester.

You may be asking yourself, “What methods of communication does Canvas offer?” “Can I create online tests?” “How can I track what files my student have accessed?” “How do I use the Grade book?” and even, “Where do I go for help?” It might be a little overwhelming, but don’t worry. All these questions and more will be answered during the Canvas Boot Camp.

Registration is not required to these drop-in sessions. However, seating is limited and we will be accommodating those on a first-come-first-served basis. Can’t make it to Canvas during the day? Consider joining us for Canvas Nights!

Canvas Boot Camp sessions include:

  • CanvasIntro to Canvas:  Learn the basic user interface, how to log in, explore the Canvas interface, understand notification and communication options.
  • Mastering Modules: Learn why modules are one of the best and most popular ways to design a Canvas course.
  • Quizzes: This workshop is designed to show you how and when to create quizzes in Canvas.
  • Assignments & Grade Book *: In this session we will cover assignment creation, student submissions, instructor grading, rubrics, Speed Grader and more!
  • Canvas Course Set Up *: Join us as we show you a fast and simple way to get your course up and running. Bring your flash drive with course documents (PowerPoint, syllabi, readings, images, etc.) and we will show you what you need to know to get started!

*Completion of the Intro to Canvas course should be completed prior to attending.

Session Information: Registration is not required.

Canvas Boot Camp Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday Workshop Schedule: August 16 & 18

Intro to Canvas  9:00  –  9:45 AM Embrey 123
Mastering Modules 10:00 – 10:45 AM Embrey 123
Canvas Quizzes 11:00-11:45 AM Embrey 123
Canvas Course Set Up  1:00 – 1:45 PM Embrey 123
Assignments & Grade Book  2:00 – 2:45 PM Embrey 123
Intro to Canvas  3:00 – 3:45 PM Embrey 123
Open Lab (Drop in Assistance)  9:00 – 11:45 AM Junkins 102
Open Lab (Drop in Assistance)  1:00 – 4:00 PM Junkins 102

Wednesday Workshop Schedule: August 17

Intro to Canvas 9:00  –  9:45 AM Embrey 123
Assignments & Grade Book 10:00 – 10:45 AM Embrey 123
Canvas Course Set Up 11:00-11:45 AM Embrey 123
Intro to Canvas 1:00 – 1:45 PM Embrey 123
Mastering Modules 2:00 – 2:45 PM Embrey 123
Canvas Quizzes 3:00 – 3:45 PM Embrey 123
 Open Lab (Drop in Assistance)  9:00 – 11:45 AM Junkins 102
 Open Lab (Drop in Assistance) 1:00 – 4:00 PM Junkins 102
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Laurene Klassen

Laurene Klassen grew up in New England but came to Texas as fast as she could. SMU was one of the first spots she visited in Dallas. Laurene is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Manager of SMU’s IT Training & Communications Team. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and outdoor activities with her family.