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Beyond Basics of Canvas LMS (D3)

Ended May 1, 2017

Full course description

This course picks up where the introduction left off and shows an in-depth look at some of the assessment and collaboration tools that Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) has to offer.

This course digs deeper into using some more complex communication and collaboration tools. Participants will explore some intermediate tools and uses of the Canvas LMS and how it applies to building and designing online and blended courses. By the end of the course participants will create an interactive online lesson within Canvas.

Topics include:

  • Exploring different features available within the rich content editor including the HTML view
  • Examining some advanced features of discussions, quizzes, and assignments
  • Create and participate in conferences, groups, and synchronous collaborations
  • Course navigation using links in modules and pages
  • Analyze various LTI tools and import assessments from QTI files

Duration: 15-20 hours
Time Frame: 4 weeks (suggested)
Audience: K-12 teachers and course designers

Course Format: Facilitated Course
Facilitated Courses (FC) have an instructor to guide the learning experience during the first 30 days. Course will have:

  • Calendar with assigned due dates
  • Web 2.0 projects and group discussions
  • Fully graded projects and quality feedback from course instructor
  • Instructor announcements to help support the online classroom
  • Certificate of completion upon meeting requirements within the calendar

Participants will have access to the course an additional 60 days after the facilitation period.

Learning Modules: This course is divided into four learning modules which contain lessons, discussions, projects, and assessments. Estimated times for each module are provided below. Four weeks is suggested to complete the course.

Module 1 - Content Curation
Time: Approximately 6 hours

  • Embed and IFrame resources in the Rich Content Editor
  • Design around common issues
  • Review and install LTI apps to enrich your course

Module 2 - Communicate & Collaborate
Time: Approximately 2 hours

  • Experiment with conference tools
  • Utilize course chat
  • Consider collaboration usage

Module 3 - Assessment
Time: Approximately 3 hours

  • Focus on attendance and discussion options
  • Try grouping students for assessment
  • Use question groups and question banks to create a randomized quiz

Module 4 - Lesson Design
Time: Approximately 3 hours

  • Consider lesson navigation
  • Learn about pagination as an alternate lesson path
  • Create a module using what you've learned