Training Opportunities

Face-to-face Training at UW-Platteville

A series of workshops to prepare faculty and instructors to use the Canvas learning management system (LMS) is being offered. To register for current offerings, see Canvas Training Fall 2018 Sessions - Registration.

  1. Canvas Basics
  2. Modules and Content in Canvas
  3. Preparing Canvas Courses for Instruction
  4. Migrating Content from D2L to Canvas
  5. Beyond the Basics in Canvas

 

Canvas Drop-in Hours for Training and Support

The Digital Learning Environment Project team continues to offer Drop-in sessions for UW-Platteville faculty, staff and students to drop by and ask Canvas questions or just work in a computer lab with some guided help to get started using Canvas.  For times and location of Drop-in hours, see the Canvas Drop-in Hour Schedule.

Self-enroll in a Canvas Tutorial Course

Learn about Canvas by exploring Canvas from the student perspective. Enroll in this course that provides information to faculty and instructors on how to use Canvas. Enroll yourself in this Instructor Orientation to Canvas.

Canvas Community and Guides

One of the best place to go with questions related to how to use Canvas is the Canvas Community. The easiest way to get to the Community is from your Canvas dashboard. Select Help and choose Ask the Community of Canvas users or Search the Canvas Guides. Login with your NetID and password (you may need to provide your name and some additional details on your first visit).  The Canvas Guides are helpful. From Guides, choose Instructor or Student to see details on all of the Canvas tools.

Canvas 24/7 Support  [Chat, Phone or Email]

UW-Platteville faculty, staff and students have 24/7 Tier 1 Support provided by Canvas. You can access this support directly in Canvas by selecting Help in the navigation bar. Do not hesitate to use this resource and to ask any question. They are best placed to answer "How do I _____ in Canvas" questions. If Canvas Tier 1 support cannot answer the question because it relates more to our practices here at UW-Platteville, they will escalate the ticket to Tier 2 support which includes staff from ITS, TTC and the UW-Platteville Canvas system administrators.  Note that all chat transcripts are archived.

Canvas Webinars

Interested in a particular tool, and want to spend more time exploring it fully? Canvas offers live webinars and has other recorded training. You can sign up for upcoming training sessions or view sessions already recorded. The Building Block Series may be particularly useful as you get started. Sign up for a Canvas training account. You will again use your NetID and password. The webinar series is managed and accessed directly at https://www.cysalesteam.com/instructure/.

The webinars are exactly one hour in length and provide the opportunity to interact with the Canvas trainers. Check out the full Canvas webinar schedule and register to attend. Note that Canvas webinars are live only. They are not recorded for later view.

Canvas Training Videos

 

[from Fall 2018 - UW-Platteville Canvas Training Series of workshops to prepare faculty and instructors to use the Canvas learning management system.]

  1. Canvas Basics [recorded October 10, 2018]
  2. Modules and Content in Canvas [recorded October 25, 2018
  3. Preparing Canvas Courses for Instruction
  4. Migrating Content from D2L to Canvas [recorded October 16. 2018] 
  5. Beyond the Basics in Canvas

 

[from March 20, 2018 UW-Platteville Canvas Training provided by Instructure/Canvas]

Video Table of Contents

  1. Canvas Fixed/Flex model and Student Experience
  2. LMS Overview and Canvas Support
  3. Canvas Help and Tier 1 Support
  4. Navigation and Canvas Dashboard
  5. Account Settings and Notifications
  6. Files and ePortfolio
  7. Course List and Calendar
  8. Inbox and Canvas Conversations
  9. Canvas Commons
  10. Exploring a Course
  11. Developing with Modules
  12. Managing Content and Access
  13. Creating Pages and Accessibility
  14. Assignments and Rubrics
  15. New Quiz Tool
  16. Feature Options and Student View
  17. Gradebook
  18. Settings Details
  19. Graphics Tools
  20. Key Reminders
  21. Accessing Training Resources 

Canvas 24/7 Support  [Chat, Phone or Email]

UW-Platteville faculty, staff and students have 24/7 Tier 1 Support provided by Canvas. You can access this support directly in Canvas by selecting Help in the navigation bar. Do not hesitate to use this resource and to ask any question. They are best placed to answer "How do I _____ in Canvas" questions. If Canvas Tier 1 support cannot answer the question because it relates more to our practices here at UW-Platteville, they will escalate the ticket to Tier 2 support which includes staff from ITS, TTC and the UW-Platteville Canvas system administrators.  Note that all chat transcripts are archived.

Canvas @ UW-Platteville KB Articles

 

Moving a D2L Course to Canvas

Creating a Blank Canvas Master Course

 

Canvas Training Leads

  

BILSA EMS LAE Other
 Agriculture
   - James Hampton
   - Heidi Geske

 Biology
   - Ryan Schmitz

 Industrial Studies
   - Frank Steck
   - Julie Loeffelholz

 Business
   - Mary Bartling
 

 Chemistry
   - Kim Pulkrabek
   - Qiong Li

 Civil and Env Engr
   - Hanwan Jiang
   - Philip Parker

 Comp Sci and SW Engr
   - Suboh Alkhushayni
   - Donna Gavin

 Electrical Engr
   - Dale Buechler
   - John Goomey

 Engineering Physics
   - Yan Wu

 Mathematics
   - Barb Barnet

 Mechanical Engr
   - Mike Momot
   - Kyle Horne

 Education
   - Erin Edgington
   - Jessica Brogley

 Geography
   - Lynnette Dornak

 Health and HP
   - Jeff Cowley

 History
   - Joong-Jae Lee

 Humanities
   - Shane Drefcinski
   - Joshua Anderson

 Perf and Visual Arts
   - Keith Lienert

 Psychology
   - Kameko Halfmann

 Social Science
   - Travis Nelson

 Criminal Justice
   - Patrick Solar

 Intl Programs
   - Mela Lewandowski

 Karrmann Library
   - Geoff Iverson

 UWP Study
   - Kathryn Weller

 Continuing Ed
   - Chenoa Rueckling
   - David Schmidt

 Distance Learning
   - Julie Hewitt
   - Mitch Kuster
   - Allison Thompson
   - Cleo Magnuson