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WSU-Spokane IT will be offering training sessions during the month of April covering the basics of Canvas. Each session will be offered a few times a week, running between 1-1.5 hours long, with time built into each session for questions and workshopping in your own course. If you cannot attend live, recordings of the sessions will be made available.

Session 1 – Getting Started in Canvas

In this session, we’ll focus on the first steps to getting your course ready.

  • Export content from Blackboard and import it into Canvas
  • Add the College of Nursing template to your Canvas course
  • Edit the College of Nursing template to fit your course
  • Add content to your Canvas course

Recording and Resources

Session 2 – Assignments

In this session, we’ll take a look at the Assignments tool, learning how to create drop-box assessments in Canvas.

  • Create an assignment
  • Add a rubric to an assignment
  • Grade and provide feedback on an assignment
  • View assignments and feedback from a student’s perspective
  • Explore Turnitin, the plagiarism checking tool

Recording and Resources

Session 3 – Tests and Quizzes

In the third session, we’ll dive into Quizzes, the Canvas tool used to create test assessments.

  • Create a test
  • Moderating a test in progress
  • Grading and providing feedback on a test
  • View tests and feedback from a student’s perspective
  • Reviewing test statistics

Recording and Resources

Session 4 – Organizing the Gradebook

In the final session, we’ll review how to navigate the Canvas gradebook’s various features.

  • Navigate the gradebook
  • Filter and organize the gradebook
  • Create a weight-based gradebook

Recording and Resources