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  • Building Courses in Canvas

    This fast-paced introductory workshop will prepare you with the basic skills needed to get started building courses in Canvas, and presents ways to integrate innovative learning technologies into your courses. It is highly recommended that this course is taken prior to taking Managing Courses in Canvas. 

    At the end of this two and a half hour, face-to-face session, you will know how to:

    • Navigate your Canvas Course.
    • Setup Grades using the Assignment Index Page.
    • Organize modules and add course content.
    • Upload your course syllabus
    • Use the HTML Editor to create accessible course content.
    • Setup your course Home Page.
    • Access and understand the Manage Files storage.
    • Embed videos as content.

    Following the workshop, schedule a consultation with a Distance Learning and Instructional Technology staff member for further support in the use of Canvas to engage learners.

    Needing to complete training to teach Online and/or Hybrid courses at UNT Dallas?

    Option 1: Complete the two face-to-face workshops titled Building Courses in Canvas and Managing Courses in Canvas.

    Option 2: Complete the online, ten-week, Canvas Online Instructor Training course.

    Training is to be completed prior to teaching an Online or Hybrid course.

    Distance Course Development is a separate process with specific timelines and deadlines which must be met to ensure the course(s) meet quality standards and are ready well before semester start.



     
    Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
    Time: 09:00 am to 11:30 am
    ZOOM Link will be provided to all registrants two days prior to scheduled webinar.
    Seats Remaining: 20

     
    Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
    Time: 09:00 am to 11:30 am

    ZOOM Link will be provided to all registrants two days prior to scheduled webinar.

    Seats Remaining: 20

  • Managing Courses in Canvas

    This fast-paced intermediate workshop expands upon the fundamentals learned in the Building Courses in Canvas workshop, and introduces additional tools and innovative technologies useful for productivity and management.

    At the end of this two and a half hour, face-to-face session, you will know how to do the following:

    • Create Announcements to update students about timely course information.
    • Create discussions
    • Build Practice Quizzes, Graded Quizzes, or Graded and Ungraded Surveys.
    • Enable access to assignments for students with accommodations or extensions.
    • Use the Calendar to help students manage assignment due date.
    • Communicate with students using Inbox.

    Following the workshop, schedule a consultation with a Distance Learning and Instructional Technology staff member for further support in the use of Canvas.

    Needing to complete training to teach Online and/or Hybrid courses at UNT Dallas?

    Option 1: Complete the two face-to-face workshops titled Building Courses in Canvas and Managing Courses in Canvas.

    Option 2: Complete the online, ten-week, Canvas Online Instructor Training course.

    Training is to be completed prior to teaching an Online or Hybrid course.

    Distance Course Development is a separate process with specific timelines and deadlines which must be met to ensure the course(s) meet quality standards and are ready well before semester start.



     
    Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
    Time: 01:30 pm to 04:00 pm

    ZOOM Link will be provided to all registrants two days prior to scheduled webinar.

    Seats Remaining: 20

     
    Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
    Time: 01:30 pm to 04:00 pm

    ZOOM Link will be provided to all registrants two days prior to scheduled webinar.

    Seats Remaining: 20

  • Online Teaching Foundations

    Whether you are a new or experienced instructor, teaching online demands a distinct set of knowledge and skills not required in traditional courses. This self-paced, online course is designed to help you acquire an understanding of online pedagogy and better prepare you for online teaching. Many of these strategies can also be applied to face-to-face instruction, thereby strengthening an instructor’s overall teaching toolkit. While this workshop is self-paced, participants can expect taking approximately 8 to 10 hours to complete the course. Participants will be able to download and/or print a certificate of completion after successfully completing this workshop.

    By the end of the orientation, you will be able to:

    • Explain the basic requirements and structure of online courses.
    • Summarize research-based rules and tips for development and delivery of online courses that improve the student experience. 
    • Develop course-level student learning outcomes/objectives

    THIS IS AN OPTION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY AND IS NOT REQUIRED.

    Needing to complete training to teach Online and/or Hybrid courses at UNT Dallas?

    Option 1: Complete the two face-to-face workshops titled Building Courses in Canvas and Managing Courses in Canvas.

    Option 2: Complete the online, ten-week, Canvas Online Instructor Training course.


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    THIS IS AN OPTION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY AND IS NOT REQUIRED.

    This workshop is self-paced, participants can expect taking approximately 8 to 10 hours to complete the course. Upon registration, participants will be enrolled in the course and sent an email with instructions how to access and complete the course. You will then be able to take as long as need to complete the course, as it is self-paced. 

    Participants will be able to download and/or print a certificate of completion after successfully completing this workshop.


  • Canvas Online Instructor Training (10-Week Online)

    This ten week, fully online course will prepare you with the skills needed to build and manage courses in Canvas. Specifically geared toward online and hybrid teaching faculty, this course takes you all each of the innovative tools Canvas has to offer and presents best practices for their use in the online classroom. Strategies learned during this course can also prove to be invaluable when integrating Canvas into the traditional classroom.

    Topics covered in this online course include:

    • Introduction to Canvas
    • Making Canvas Work for YOU!
    • Building your Course.
    • Managing Your Course
    • Communicating with Students
    • Encouraging Interaction
    • Feedback and Grading in Canvas

    Participants are required to schedule two face-to-face or virtual meetings during this course with Distance Learning and Instructional Technology staff to cover essential elements of Canvas and to answer any questions you might have.

    Needing to complete training to teach Online and/or Hybrid courses at UNT Dallas?

    Option 1: Complete the two face-to-face workshops titled Building Courses in Canvas and Managing Courses in Canvas.

    Option 2: Complete the online, ten-week, Canvas Online Instructor Training course.

    Training is to be completed prior to teaching an Online or Hybrid course.

    Distance Course Development is a separate process with specific timelines and deadlines which must be met to ensure the course(s) meet quality standards and are ready well before semester start.



     
    10-Week ONLINE, October 5, 2020 thru December 18, 2020
    Seats Remaining: 20