Workshops and webinars

Learning Environments are providing an extensive set of workshops and resources in support and preparation for the 2020 rollout of Canvas LMS. These are available to both teaching and professional staff and are designed to be practical and linked to your teaching needs.

All face-to-face workshops have been suspended until further notice

Our online workshop webinars, self-paced training and user guides remain available

Current schedule of live webinars

Our current schedule of LMS workshops are delivered online using Zoom. To download Zoom, head to the University Zoom conferencing portal and view our Zoom guides.

August 2020

WorkshopDateTimeLocation Register via Eventbrite
Canvas: Assignments Wednesday 12 August 2.00pm-3.15pm Online Register
Designing authentic online collaborations Thursday 13 August 10.00am-11.30am Online Register
Echo360: Universal Capture Thursday 13 August 2.00pm-3.30pm Online Register
FeedbackFruits: Peer Review Thursday 13 August 4.00pm-5.15pm Online Register
Canvas: Assignments Monday 17 August 2.00pm-3.15pm Online Register
Kaltura: Managing video in Canvas Tuesday 18 August 1.00pm-2.30pm Online Register
Canvas: Managing tutorials and student collaboration (Sections and Groups) Thursday 20 August        10.00am-11.30am Online Register
Canvas: Rubrics Thursday 20 August 2.00pm-3.30pm Online Register
Canvas: Speedgrader and gradebook Friday 21 August 10.00am-11.30am Online Register
Canvas: Speedgrader and gradebook Monday 24 August 10.00am-11.30am Online Register
Qualtrics for teaching and learning Tuesday 25 August 10.00am-11.00am Online Register
Canvas: Communications Tuesday 25 August 1.00pm-1.45pm Online Register
Canvas: Managing tutorials and student collaboration (Sections and Groups) Wednesday 26 August        10.00am-11.30am Online Register
FeedbackFruits: Interactive video and documents Wednesday 26 August 4.00pm-5.15pm Online Register
Enhancing teacher presence and maintaining connections with students online (for time-poor academics) (MCSHE) Thursday 27 August 10am - 11am Online Register
Echo360: Universal Capture  (Self-recording and embedding video in Canvas) Thursday 27 August 2.00pm-3.30pm Online Register

September 2020

WorkshopDateTimeLocation Register via Eventbrite
Designing and facilitating live online classes with Zoom Wednesday 2 September 10.00am-11.00am Online Register
How do students approach their learning online? And what are the implications for teaching? (MCSHE) Thursday 3 September 10.00am - 11.00am Online Register
Canvas: Getting Started Thursday 3 September 10.00am-11.30am Online Register
Canvas: Speedgrader and gradebook Tuesday 8 September 10.00am-11.30am Online Register
Beyond quizzes: Facilitating engagement through assessment and feedback (MCSHE) Thursday 10 September 10.00am - 11.00am Online Register
Canvas: Managing tutorials and student collaboration (Sections and Groups) Tuesday 15 September 10.00am-11.30am Online Register
Canvas: Quizzes and question banks Wednesday 16 September 2.00pm-3.30pm Online Register
Canvas: Rubrics Thursday 17 September 2.00pm-3.30pm Online Register
Canvas: Speedgrader and gradebook Tuesday 22 September 10.00am-11.30am Online Register

October 2020

WorkshopDateTimeLocation Register via Eventbrite
Designing online exams for large cohorts (MCSHE) Thursday 1 October 10am - 11am Online Register

Recorded webinars

Our live Zoom sessions give you the opportunity to interact with the presenter from the comfort of your desk. We also offer a series of recorded webinars available online 24/7.

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Canvas: Quick start

This Zoom session will give participants a brief overview of Canvas navigation and the beginnings of subject building using modules.

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Canvas: Assignments

This webinar is designed to give participants the confidence to create Canvas assignments. The assignment setup process and exploration of various assignment settings will be covered.

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Canvas: Communication

This Zoom session gives participants a brief overview of communication tools in Canvas.

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Canvas: Managing tutorials and student collaboration (Sections and Groups)

This webinar explores how to use Sections and Groups for tutorial management of student collaboration in Canvas.

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Canvas: Rubrics

This webinar explores different Rubric setups and provides insight into how Rubrics can be used in Canvas.

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Unpacking the Improving Online Learning LTI

The webinar discusses the Improving Online Learning Quality Initiative LTI funding, and demonstrates seven straightforward ways to increase the participation and engagement of students in online subjects.

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FlexAP LTI: Designing a fully-online subject with LE

The webinar intended for subject coordinators and teachers who would like to know more about collaborating with a Learning Environments (LE) team to design and develop a fully-online subject using funds from the latest Round 2, 2020 Learning and Teaching Initiative.

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Learning technologies workshops available on request

Please note that the Learning technologies workshops are only available on request. To organise a session please submit a support request.

  • Poll Everywhere

    Prerequisites

    None

    Description

    This 90-minute workshop focuses on the Poll Everywhere online tool which allows users to create and collect responses to poll questions or activities. In this workshop, staff will create polls and learn how to collect responses in a live session.

    Topics include: Responding to polls, creating polls, editing polls, activating polls to collect responses, inserting polls in PowerPoint and adding links to polls in the LMS

    Learning outcomes

    • Experience Poll Everywhere polls as a learner
    • Create polls, add polls to PowerPoint, activate polls and display responses to polls
    • Add Poll Everywhere links to the LMS
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the application of Poll Everywhere

    Workshop notes

    Enrol through Eventbrite

    Note, if this workshop is not currently scheduled, please submit your details to register your interest in attending.

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  • Qualtrics for teaching and learning

    Prerequisites

    None

    Description

    Using surveys in teaching and learning can increase student engagement and allow teaching staff to gather feedback from students regularly throughout a teaching period.

    This 90 minute workshop focuses on the use of Qualtrics surveys in teaching and learning contexts. Participants will explore different purposes and opportunities for presenting surveys to their students, experience a range of surveys as both a respondent and survey owner, and create and publish surveys.

    Topics include creating and managing projects, creating and managing questions, survey flow, survey distribution options, collaboration, and reviewing response data.

    Learning outcomes

    • Take a survey
    • Create, manage and distribute surveys
    • Locate and review survey responses
    • Collaborate with colleagues in the creation of surveys
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the use of Qualtrics

    Workshop notes

    Enrol through Eventbrite

    Note, if this workshop is not currently scheduled, please submit your details to register your interest in attending.

    Upcoming sessionsRegister interest

How to register

Registrations for all workshops are made via Eventbrite. Find the workshop that suits you in the schedule and click on Register to be taken to the Eventbrite registration page. Please note that registrations will close the day before the start of the workshop. All registered participants will receive an email with confirmation of the event details and location prior to the workshop.

If you experience difficulty registering please submit a support request.