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Faculty Technology Center Workshop Descriptions

CSUN's Faculty Technology Center offers various opportunities to learn how to incorporate technology into your teaching. Access online workshops or view the face-to-face workshop schedule

Featured Workshops

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Tips and Tricks to Streamline Canvas Grading (online, self-paced)

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.

 

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Teaching with Canvas (online, self-paced)

The goal of this course is introduce you to need-to-know tools and features of Canvas so you are equipped to teach using the Canvas learning management system. You will learn how the system works through a series of brief, curated readings, and test your knowledge through optional formative quizzes. We invite you to apply what you have learned through a series of optional hands-on exercises that can be performed in your test course. Faculty can take this online workshop at any time. Self-enroll using this link to the Canvas Teaching with Canvas course.
  
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Teaching with Canvas: Grading and Analytics for Student Success (online, self-paced)

This workshop will cover some of the tools and features available in Canvas used to track student access and progress. Course statistics can be used to monitor student access to activities and resources in your course. Activity completion can be set for course assignments and resources to give students a clearer picture of their progress in a course and set prerequisites to restrict access. The gradebook provides faculty with tools to contact students according to certain criteria. Completion of a Teaching with Canvas workshop, Canvas Essentials workshop, or previous knowledge of Canvas is highly recommended. Self-enroll using this link to the Canvas Grading and Analytics course.
 

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Canvas Basics (in-person)

Learn how you can enhance your courses using Canvas, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). This workshop will be geared towards those who are relatively new to Canvas. During this workshop, you will learn how to upload files, create modules, assessments (discussions, assignments, quizzes), and announcements, grade assignments and quizzes, and schedule a Zoom meeting. This workshop is one hour long including an opportunity for follow-up questions at the end. View dates on the online Workshop Calendar

 

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Canvas Intermediate (in-person)

Learn how you can enhance your courses using Canvas, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). This workshop will be geared towards those who have used Canvas in the past or have attended the Canvas Basics workshop. During this workshop, you will learn how to personalize your course card, create and use group assignments, use Turnitin plagiarism review, and provide accommodations such as extra time on a quiz. This workshop is one hour long including an opportunity for follow-up questions at the end. View dates on the Workshop Calendar.

 

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Canvas Advanced (in-person)

Learn how you can enhance your courses using Canvas, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). This workshop will be geared towards those who have more experience with Canvas or have attended the Canvas Basics and Intermediate workshops. During this workshop, you will learn how to recover deleted Canvas content, import content from another Canvas course, use peer review in your assignments, access question banks and create question groups for your Canvas quizzes. This workshop is one hour long including an opportunity for follow-up questions at the end. View dates on the online Workshop Calendar

 

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Canvas Final Exams (in-person)

Learn how you can leverage Canvas features to run your final exam either via an Assignment or a Quiz. During this workshop, you will learn how to set up an Assignment as a final exam and how to create a Canvas quiz, randomize questions and answers, grade quizzes and provide accommodations such as extra time. This workshop is one hour long including an opportunity for follow-up questions at the end. View dates on the online Workshop Calendar

 

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Canvas Quizzes (in-person)

Learn how you can leverage the Canvas quiz feature for your course. During this workshop, you will learn about the different kinds of Canvas quizzes, all the options available to you and how to effectively use them. This will include feedback options, time limits, all question types, how to grade quizzes, and how to provide accommodations such as extra time. This workshop is one hour long including an opportunity for follow-up questions at the end. View dates on the online Workshop Calendar

 

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Canvas Grading (in-person)

Learn how to give your students extra credit, grade more efficiently, automate late penalties and have Canvas calculate the students’ total grade more accurately. This workshop is one hour long including an opportunity for follow-up questions at the end. View dates on the online Workshop Calendar