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This page provides training resources that are available to CSUN students, faculty and staff. 

Teaching with Canvas Workshop (online, self-paced) 

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The goal of this course is to introduce you to the basic need-to-know tools and features of the Canvas learning management system to prepare you for course design and delivery. Faculty can take this online workshop at any time. Self-enroll using this link to the Canvas course.


 

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LinkedIn Learning

All CSUN students, faculty and staff have access to LinkedIn Learning, a large library of training tutorials. Learn at your own pace, from anywhere. 

To learn more, visit the LinkedIn Learning page. 

Training Events & Workshops

Quiz Bootcamp (Part 3)

Friday, March 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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DATES: March 21, 23, 25 

TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Stipend: $360 (for the series) 

Limit: 50 participants 

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are new to using Quizzes in Canvas or would like to improve their skills 

The Quiz Bootcampprovides an A-to-Z deep dive into quizzes in Canvas courses. During this three-session bootcamp, you will learn how to create quizzes and surveys, how to use the various question types provided, how to use question groups and question banks, how to reuse past quizzes or questions, how to provide accommodations such as extra time or different quiz dates, how to grade and provide feedback for quizzes and how to find and use the quiz analytics provided by Canvas.  

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding. 

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops 

Read more about Quiz Bootcamp (Part 3)

Video in the LMS (Part 5)

Friday, March 25, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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DATES: March 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 

TIME: 2:00pm – 3:30pm 

Stipend: $450 (for the series) 

Limit: 50 participants 

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are new to using video in Canvas or would like to improve their skills 

This five-day workshop will explore how video can play an immersive role in your Canvas course. We will review how to record, edit, caption, share, and customize your video content to create engaging and interactive communication with your students. Come learn all the tips and tricks to strengthen your video production skills for the next semester and beyond. 

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding. 

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops 

Read more about Video in the LMS (Part 5)

Canvas Ally

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Ally is a service in Canvas that helps faculty make their digital course content more accessible. It provides guidance on how to improve the accessibility of content, and automatically provides students with alternate formats. Read more about Canvas Ally

Digital Storytelling - Part 4: Introduction to 360-Video

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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DATES: February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30 

TIME: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Stipend: $480 (for the series) 

Limit: 50 participants  

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are new to 360 video or would like to improve their skills 

Description: Dip your toe into the waters of 360 video and discover the possibilities that will allow you to teleport your students to almost any museum, landmark, or location in the world. Learn what 360 cameras are available for faculty use and how to deploy your footage into YouTube for final presentation.  

Deliverable: Canvas discussion on how faculty would use this technology to increase student engagement and retention. 

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding. 

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Read more about Digital Storytelling - Part 4: Introduction to 360-Video

Video Accessibility

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Creating accessible videos ensure that all students, regardless of their abilities can access the content includes captions, a transcript, and audio description. Panopto is a new solution, integrated with Canvas and Zoom, that provides lecture recording, screencasting, video streaming, automated captioning, and video content management software. Read more about Video Accessibility

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