eLearning Events

GEN-S 097 - Orientation to Canvas

Winter Term 2017 Dates

Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Item 5602
Thursday, December 29, 2016, 10:00 am - Noon, Item 5603
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:00 am - Noon, Item 5605
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:00 am - Noon, Item 5607

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Item 7603, OCS 107
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Item 7605, TJL 116
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Item 7607, TJL 116

Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Item 8602, OCP 108

Don't have time to take GEN-S097 in person?  Take the free online, self-paced version. This course is available throughout the term.  Register for item 5502.

The face to face orientation is a free, one day, two hour student orientation and is not required! It will take you through the basics of how to use the Canvas platform for online classes and is highly recommended for new online students and students who are unfamiliar with Canvas. Sign up at the Registration office or through OASIS.

Other Resources

CIS 100 - COMPUTER LITERACY FOR ONLINE LEARNING: This two credit class will help prepare students for success in online learning by focusing on basic computer literacy and eLearning environments.

CIS 101 - COMPUTER LITERACY ASSESSMENT; This one credit class will allow students to demonstrate mastery of basic computer use, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, the World Wide Web, and email, through assessment tests. This is an on-line course.

CIS 107 - INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL COMPUTERS: This one credit/one day class is for novice computer users. It covers computer terminology, PC hardware options, Windows operating systems, basic software techniques and basic Internet use.

CIS 150 - SURVEY OF COMPUTING:  This four credit class teaches the basic concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, Internet, operating systems, and hardware using Internet and Computing Core Certification standards.

DIGL 101 - INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING w/CANVAS: This two credit class prepares students for success in the online learning environment. Students will identify essential skills required of the online learner, develop strategies to attain those skills, communicate effectively online, access tools and resources, use multiple Learning Management Systems (LMS), and develop problem-solving abilities to address issues unique to online learning. You can sign up for these courses at the Registration office or though OASIS.

Faculty Training

Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design:  This 3-week, online, asynchronous course is designed for faculty and staff who want to learn simple and quick steps to make materials accessible for people with disabilities and better for all users. Participants do not need to be tech savvy to take this course, but familiarity with MS Office applications and Canvas will be important. Participants will be introduced to basic accessibility concepts, practices, and inclusive design standards. The time commitment for this course is approximately 20 hours

Nothing scheduled at this time.  Please check back often as these courses are regularly scheduled throughout the year.

Intro to the Canvas Learning Management System for Faculty.  This three week, online, asynchronous course is designed for instructors who have never used the Canvas learning management system or who are just getting started.  By the end of the course, you should have a basic understanding of the main features of Canvas, and be ready to begin using Canvas with your classes - regardless of whether you intend to teach online fully or simply move a portion of your activities and lectures online.  Expect this course to take 10-15 hours over the three weeks, for those new to online teaching.  Upcoming class dates:

January 9 to January 30, 2017.  Registration closes January 12, 2017.  Click here for information and to register.

Quality Matters.  Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered peer review process designed to support, improve and certify the quality of online courses and digital learning materials.

Open Educational Resources.  The purpose of this course is to provide information and experience in using open educational resources (OER) in your teaching practice.  You will discuss the concenpt of OER and open licenses.  You will have plenty of practice in locating and sharing open education resourses. This is a 2-week online, asynchronous course and participants are expected to spend 10 hourse to complete the course.  Upcoming class dates:

January 23 to February 3, 2017.  Registration closes January 26, 2017.  Click here for information and to register.