October 28, 2014
This November, UFIT is rolling out three new courses to help faculty teach and manage their courses in Canvas:
I. Effective Use of Canvas Groups
Participants will learn best practices of group work and collaborative learning, be introduced to the utility and mechanics of groups in Canvas, and leave with examples of effective group work to implement in their courses. Participants must register for a Canvas course demo prior to arrival.
II. The Power of Rubrics in Canvas (Part I)
Participants will learn best practices of using rubrics and leave with a quality rubric customized to an existing (or hypothetical) assignment for their course. To facilitate the practical component of this workshop, participants should bring one assignment with which they would like to align a rubric. Participants must register for a Canvas course demo prior to arrival. It is recommended that participants register for both Part I and Part II, to harness the educational utility of pairing rubrics with peer review.
III. Peer Review in Canvas (Part II)
Participants will learn best practices of online peer review and gain a full understanding of the mechanics, advantages, and limitations of the peer review feature in Canvas. Although not required, registering for both Part I and Part II will maximize understanding of peer review employed in tandem with rubric-based evaluation.
Additional training dates for Canvas workshops are being added. To register, visit https://training.it.ufl.edu/ufit-workshops/. If you need technical assistance with Canvas, please contact the e-Learning group at (352)392-4357, option 3.