Easing the transition to Canvas

International Visitor Series

Room 6.30, Level 6, 111 Barry Street


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Sonia Puglielli


These workshops have now passed. To view upcoming Canvas workshops please see our full events listing.

Workshop 1:  Easing the transition to Canvas. Download workshop slides
Tuesday 22 October, 2019, Rm 630, Level 6 FBE, 9:30-12:00noon (morning tea provided).
One of the most exciting opportunities that arises when moving to a new LMS is the chance to re-think the presentation of course materials and activities and transform the student experience with a course. But there can be a heavy load associated with this task, depending on the user's knowledge of the new LMS, the complexity and feature set of the system, and the amount of materials and activities to be integrated into the new system. Canvas is a simple, user-friendly system with many features, tools, and options to make this task easier. This session will engage you in discussion and activities to reveal tips and tricks for leveraging Canvas to make your teaching easier, the student experience more engaging, and in the end to make you look your best online!

Workshop 2: Getting Ready to Blend. Download workshop slides
Wednesday 23 October, Rm 630, Level 6 FBE, 12:30-3:30pm

Please note the duration of this class has now been reduced to 3 hours (afternoon tea provided).
So, your course is going blended, but what should be done when, where, and how? This session will help you consider various types of interactions, why they are being used for teaching, and where and when you will provide these opportunities. We will discuss how to make decisions about what should be done online and what should be done in-person. In addition, we will evaluate what should be done synchronously and what should be done asynchronously to best impact student learning.

Workshop 3: What to Know Before Moving to Blended. Download workshop slides
Thursday 24 October, Rm 630, Level 6 FBE, 10:00-1:00pm (lunch provided).

As you have moved (or are moving) into a blended learning format for your teaching, what have you learned? This session will be a collaborative discussion of your experiences, as well as the experiences of others. Come prepared to share and discuss as well as ask your questions.

Facilitator: Dr. Tawnya Means is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center for the College of Business at the University of Nebraska. In this role, she provides vision, leadership, and management for a Center focused on serving the needs of students and faculty as it relates to teaching and learning. Her team develops and implements a comprehensive and effective learning support structure for students and creates faculty development programs and resources to assist faculty with instructional innovation and adoption of pedagogical best practices. In addition, her team supports the college Assurance of Learning process for maintenance of accreditation through AACSB. She is a professor of practice in the Management department, teaching courses in strategy, online leadership, and pedagogy for the college.