Canvas Boot Camp Returns August 15, 2018

IT Training
It’s almost that time of the year. Back-to-school will be here before you know it! Block out August 15, 2018, on your calendar and join us for the return of the Canvas Boot Camp. Get up and running with Canvas or take a refresher course with these one-hour sessions.

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Our Canvas Boot Camp sessions are part of an all-day workshop. Feel free to come-and-go to any sessions you are interested in. Sessions will be hosted in Fondren Library, Room 109.

Back by popular demand, you’ll also have the opportunity to secure Canvas consulting in our open lab.  Canvas workshops and our open consultation lab will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m to 4 p.m. on August 15, 2018. Come and meet your Academic Technology Services Directors and team members.

Schedule for August 15
 9 – 9:50 a.m. Intro to Canvas
This nuts & bolts class will introduce you to Canvas basics.
10 – 10:50 a.m. Assignments & Gradebook
In this session, you will learn the workflow of assignment creation, submissions, grading, rubrics and more!
11 – 11:50 a.m. Quizzes
Understand how and when to create and use Canvas quizzes.
Noon – 1 p.m. BREAK
1 – 1:50 p.m. Course Design: Mastering Modules
Learn why modules are one of the best and most popular ways to design a Canvas course.
2 – 2:50 p.m Learning Tools & Apps
Explore our Canvas integration tools for Attendance Tracker, Box, EvalKit, Qualtrics, Respondus, Turnitin, and more!
3 – 3:50  p.m. Kaltura
Ever wanted to create a video directly in Canvas? In this session will show you how to utilize the Kaltura Video Management System in Canvas.
4 – 5 p.m. Outcomes
In this workshop, you will learn how to link your activities in Canvas to the Universities SLOs Recommended for all UC courses.

We certainly hope you can join us on August 15, 2018, in the Fondren Library 109 & 110 classrooms.

For those who many be unable to make it to our workshops, online training is also available 24/7. Visit and check out the Learn Canvas course or preview our Canvas Intro & Modules course.

03/10/2020: Updated course link(s) from to LinkedIn Learning

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Laurene Klassen

Laurene is the Assistant Director of SMU’s IT Training & Communications Team. She enjoys reading, writing, and enjoying outdoor activities with her family in her spare time.