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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

Grading in Canvas

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Recommended attendees: Instructors who have some experience using Canvas 

This workshop is offered for enrichment and does not include a stipend 
 
Learn how to give your students extra credit, grade more efficiently, automate late penalties and have Canvas calculate the students’ total grade more accurately. 

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops 

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Using Technology to Increase Digital Equity in your Course (Part 5)

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Recommended Attendees: Faculty who are interested in promoting digital equity in their courses

DATES:

Jan 18: 11am-12pm
Feb 3: 2pm-3pm
Mar 3: 2pm-3pm
Apr 7: 2pm-3pm
May 5: 2pm-3pm

Stipend: $300 (for the series)

Limit: 50 participants

This five-part workshop series covers practical suggestions and technical tools that can assist faculty in increasing the digital equity of their courses. The January 18 session will be an introduction that covers the core concepts of what justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) represent in the digital educational space of tomorrow’s classroom. The following sessions (first Thursday of every month) will cover technical practical tips, examples and training that should assist in increasing the digital equity of your courses.

Deliverables: Participation, a survey, and a short write-up on one course change the attendee is planning to make based on what was learnt during this series.

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.

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Best Practices for Online Instruction

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Stipend: $120 

Limit: 50 participants  

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are new to teaching online or would like to improve their skills 

This workshop will go over the top best practices for the various tools used in online instruction at CSUN such as Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto. The topics covered will include best practices for building and managing courses in Canvas, audio and video production, and online student engagement. Come and learn how to avoid technology pitfalls, save time, and deliver engaging courses using technology. 

Deliverables: Participation during the session and a survey. 

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 Best Practices for Online Instruction

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