UT Arlington Center for Distance Education

Training Workshops

*Please email cdetraining@uta.edu to request training not currently scheduled below. Training sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.


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Getting Started with UTA Canvas (90 minutes)

This session will provide a beginner's tour of Canvas. It will introduce you to the Dashboard, Course list, Calendar, Inbox, Help links, and Personal Notification Settings. We will also view a course in UTA Canvas introducing Course Settings, the Rich Content Editor, Announcements, Uploading a Syllabus, and Cross-listing (Merging) courses.

Canvas Course Modules: (60 minutes)

Modules allow instructors to organize content to help control the flow of the course. Pages store content and educational resources that can include text, video, and links to files. Help your students keep track of what they've done and haven't done by adding requirements (submit, view, mark as done, contribute to the page, score at least) to each content item in your course Modules. This allows the students to see quickly and easily what they have already done (for both content and assignments) and which items they still need to complete.

Canvas Assignments and Discussions (60 minutes)

Create Assignments in Canvas. In this session, you will learn to create Assignments in Canvas and grade with SpeedGrader. This session will also help you create discussion board forums in Canvas, create group discussion boards for larger online classes, and grading student responses with SpeedGrader.

Rubrics (60 minutes)

Create and manage rubrics in a Canvas course. Add rubrics to assignments, quizzes, and discussion boards to use for grading.

Canvas Gradebook (60 minutes)

The Canvas Grade book contains many tools that make grading and contacting students easier. Learn how to reorganize the grade book columns, email students from the grade book, automatically deduct points for late submissions, hide grades from students, and different grade book views and filters. We will also discuss using Canvas to calculate a final grade.

Unicheck (60 minutes)

Unicheck is a plagiarism tool in Canvas used to verify the originality of student submissions. This session will help you add the Unicheck plagiarism tool to Canvas Assignments and understand the originality report it produces. Dan Moore, from the Office of Student Conduct, will join and speak about university policies toward student plagiarism.

Quizzes and Lockdown Browser (60 minutes)

This session will help you create tests and quizzes in Canvas by creating questions or adding questions from question banks. Also, learn how to add the lockdown browser to a test or quiz with a detailed description of all lockdown browser settings.

Respondus 4.0 (60 minutes)

Respondus 4.0® is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created in the Windows environment. Import questions from Word documents or create questions directly in Respondus 4.0®, preview your exams, then publish directly to your Canvas course. You can also import tests from the Respondus Test Bank Network®, which contains thousands of test banks for the leading textbooks in higher education. Instructors who use Respondus 4.0 can easily create online exams from these official publisher test banks.

Canvas Conferences (60 minutes)

Canvas Conferences is a synchronous learning tool that allows you to share audio, video, slides, or your screen in real time with your students online. This session will show you how to create conferences for your courses, share your screen or documents with students, and use polling and breakout rooms.

Studio (60 minutes)

Studio is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media. This session will cover recording a video from your desktop or webcam, uploading a video from your computer or YouTube, adding Closed Captions to your recordings, and adding videos to your course.

Online Accessibility (90 minutes)

Learn to Create Accessible Documents for your online students. This workshop prepares participants to create accessible documents using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Professional, show how to add captions to Studio videos, and add captions to your Canvas Conferences.

Ally Accessibility Tool in Canvas (60 minutes)

Ally is a tool in canvas that provides guidance and tips to make your content accessible by providing feedback on the accessibility of your content and step by step instructions to improve content accessibility. Ally also provides your students with alternative versions of your files that allow students to choose the type of file that best suits their needs.