Faculty Technology Center Workshop Descriptions
Learn how to give your students extra credit, grade more efficiently, automate late penalties and have Canvas calculate the students’ total grade more accurately. The online version of this workshop can be taken at any time by self-enrolling into the Canvas course.
Teaching with Canvas (online, self-paced)
Teaching with Canvas: Grading and Analytics for Student Success (online, self-paced)
Online Teaching and Learning: Featured Tracks (online, self-paced)
Featured Tracks present curated content from our eLearning Essentials site. Use the tracks to explore key topics in course design and development focused on teaching in an online learning environment. The goal is to enable you to work through the material at your own pace based on your needs and interests. Self-enroll using this link to the eLearning Essentials Canvas course. You can access the Featured Tracks from the course home page.
Canvas Essentials (in-person)
Learn how you can enhance your courses using Canvas, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas allows you to deliver content, communicate with students, create activities, and assess student work in an online environment. You can use Canvas for online, hybrid, or technology-enhanced face-to-face courses. This workshop will be geared towards getting started using Canvas, but time will also be reserved to answer your questions. Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop if you would like to participate in any of the hands-on activities. This workshop is offered throughout the semester in 75-minute sessions and immediately followed by a Canvas Studio (see below). View dates and register using the online Workshop Calendar.
Canvas Studio (in-person)
Do you need some carved out time to work on your Canvas course? Are you looking for a creative boost to get some actual work done? Join other faculty, instructional designers, and technologists in a collaborative working environment at our Canvas Studio sessions hosted by the Faculty Technology Center. Use this time for setting up your courses, building out assignments and activities, sharing ideas and techniques with your peers, or getting some much needed grading done. Bring your laptop or device, and we will provide the coffee and cookies! No RSVP required. View dates on the Workshop Calendar.
Teaching with Video (in-person)
There are many options for using video in your courses, from synchronous web-conferencing using Zoom, capturing classrooms lectures using Mediasite, creating video lectures using SnagIt or Camtasia, or using your tablet or mobile device to make instructional videos to publish on YouTube. Plus, you can find and use open educational resources available in online repositories. This workshop will provide an overview of the options and resources available at CSUN and allow time for you to get set-up using the available tools. Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop if you would like to participate in any of the hands-on activities. This workshops is offered throughout the semester in 75-minute sessions. View dates and register using the online Workshop Calendar.