On September 1, 2015, SSC Canvas began sporting a new look, but none of the functionality was changed. Learn more about the new design via the following link http://tinyurl.com/canvas-ui
This (online, self-paced) training is faculty-teaching-with-Canvas focused. However, staff and administrators are encouraged to take this training, as well.
Direct students to Canvas Student Orientation
IMPORTANT Canvas Training Prerequisites: This course assumes that you possess basic computing skills: • that you can input text into a computer • that you are familiar with basic computer file and folder organization • that you can operate a web browser • that you can save, upload and download files.
If you do not have these skills, you will need to acquire them before continuing in this course. Please contact a Teaching and Learning Center Associate for assistance.
END of TERM
Checklist (Exporting the grade book, concluded course access, etc.)
START of TERM
Checklist (Customizing your course cards (list), getting help with missing courses, course set-up steps, cross-listing sections request form, importing content, publishing, etc)
Dear SSC Canvas-certified faculty,
Please review our helpful "Getting Canvas Ready" (frequently asked questions) information below ...
FACULTY (PORTAL) WEBSITE - is yours current?
- Canvas Course Shell Creation and X-List Requests
- CANVAS STUDENT ORIENTATION (a.k.a. Week Zero)
Please require all Canvas students to review our (public) Week Zero Student Orientation course prior to, or at the start of, the quarter: https://southseattle.instructure.com/courses/800181 It includes two "review" quizzes for Canvas students to take on the first day of class, as well! Student Tasks for Orientation/Week Zero (recommendations)
A “week zero” TO DO list to help your Canvas students get familiar with Canvas BEFORE your quarter starts.
- CANVAS COURSE: START/END DATES
Faculty can open up their Canvas courses for their students by going to the course > click Settings (bottom-left navigation column) > click Edit Course Details (link) > and there you can adjust your Canvas course start and end dates. Do this for each of your Canvas courses, as desired.
- PUBLISH YOUR COURSE
Best to do this BEFORE the quarter starts so your students can become acquainted with your course syllabus and course structure. http://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/57126-how-do-i-publish-my-course
- STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS
- ADD'L TEACHER, TA, OBSERVER and DESIGNER ACCESS
Faculty can add additional teachers, TAs, Observers and Designers to their Canvas courses with the following steps.
- Select People from the left-hand course navigation.
- Select "+People" from the top right of the People content pane
- Follow the directions in the dialogue box, including selecting the appropriate role for the people being added.
- The users you have added should receive an email invitation to join the course.
Need/want to know what sort of "rights" these access types have? Please review this Permission Levels page -- and note that these rights are set by the campus Canvas Administrator. At South that person is Sara Newman, at Central that person is Mickey Richardson.
BOOKMARK "District" CANVAS RESOURCES!
- BROADCASTING to all of your Canvas students enrolled in a "published" course. Use either Canvas' Announcements or use Canvas' Conversation tools
- STUDENT LOGIN ASSISTANCE
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