2020 Fall Forum: Teaching with Canvas

2020 Fall Forum: Teaching with Canvas

Pratt’s Center for Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the Office of Provost is happy to announce this year’s Fall Forum with a strong focus on ‘Teaching with Canvas’.

Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) platform that allows instructors to build and customize synchronous and asynchronous content unique to their specific classes. It has the ability to incorporate class readings, images, audio/video, activities, assessments, as well as the gradebook, course calendar, and announcements for important class details. Canvas allows for the integration of many additional applications––such as Zoom, Google Drive, Digication ––all within the platform, so that professors and students can consolidate their means of communication and remain clear throughout their semester’s work together. With strong accessibility features and mobile support, Canvas empowers teachers to engage and support their students through all teaching modalities

Program At-a-Glance

Tuesday, Sept 22

  • 9:00 – 10:30  –Modules: Best Practices (Canvas Workshop* – Part 1)
  • 11:00 – 12:30 — Assignments (Canvas Workshop* -Part 2)

Wednesday, Sept 23

  • 9:00 – 10:30  — Grading and Feedback (Canvas Workshop* – Part 3)
  • 11:00 – 12:30  — Student Data (Canvas Workshop* – Part 4)

Thursday, Sept 24

  • 3:00 – 4:00 — Pratt Faculty Discussion/Show-And-Tell (Part 1)

Friday, Sept 25

11:00 – 12:00 — Pratt Faculty Discussion/Show-And-Tell (Part 2)

* Click here to view all Canvas Workshop recordings


Canvas Workshops Details

For these Canvas Workshops we would advise you to have a Canvas sandbox course ready, which you will use during the workshop to work along.

If you are a complete beginner in Canvas you can get started with the following resources: Growing with Canvas Course, Online Teaching FAQ, Canvas Overview.

Modules: Best Practices
  • Building Modules
  • Adding Modules
  • Adding Content 
  • Rearranging Content
  • Duplication
  • Leveraging Modules
  • Publishing
  • Locking
  • Prerequisites
  • Requirements
  • Assignment Index Page
  • Assignment Groups
  • Weighting Groups
  • Rules
  • Duplication
  • Building an Assignment
  • Creating Assignments
  • Assignment Settings
  • Submission Types
  • Peer Review
  • Due Dates & Availability Dates
  • Differentiating Due Dates
Grading and Feedback
  • Rubrics
  • Creating Rubrics
  • Criterion
  • Ratings
  • Settings
  • Speedgrader
  • Annotations
  • Grading
  • Comments
  • Gradebook
  • Options
  • Individual View
  • Late Policy
  • Grading Posting Policy
Student Data
  • Modules
  • Checking Student Progress
  • People
  • Student Card
  • Student Grades
  • Analytics
  • Course Grade
  • Weekly Online Activity
  • Students

Pratt Faculty Discussion and Canvas Show-and-Tell

Although it has only been a few months since the Canvas LMS became available, many faculty have embraced learning this new system and began building interesting courses and communities on Canvas for their students and faculty colleagues.  Join us for these two Zoom sessions to hear what your Pratt colleagues have learned or have figured out regarding creative ways to use Canvas for teaching and learning.  Or perhaps you may have something noteworthy to share with others? All are welcome, RSVP is required.

Pratt Faculty Show-And-Tell

Sahar Khraibani, Visiting Assistant Professor, UG ComD Presentation
Claire Fisher, Adjunct Associate Professor, Intensive English Program Presentation
Fanny Krivoy, Visiting Assistant Professor, UG ComD Presentation
Micki Spiller, Adjunct Associate CCE, Foundations Presentation
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