Canvas Faculty Panel: RSVP and more information here :
Friday, May 13th 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Knight Library 267-B
Erik Ford – Adjunct Instructor of Operations and Business Analytics
Erik Ford redesigned BA240 Managing Business Information in the summer of 2014 to increase student learning and engagement and received the highest student evaluations ever recorded for that course. He continues to innovate. In his newest online version of the course, students engage with YouTube videos, Canvas quizzes and file uploads. Early beta testing has provided interesting results. Student focus groups have indicated they believe they are learning more than their face to face counterparts and even claim they are getting more one-on-one time with the instructor.
Sung Park – Instructor of Photojournalism/Multimedia, School of Journalism and Communication
During the Winter 2016 term, Sung Park taught J 399, Special Studies: Smartphone Photography. In this course his students utilized their smartphones to take photos, submit assignments using the Canvas Mobile App, and complete other course assignments in Canvas. He will share the positive experiences, challenges, and takeaways he and his students had during the first term this course was offered.
Mark Carrier – Senior Instructor I, Biology Department
Despite the strong headwind, Mark Carrier made the migration from Blackboard to Canvas successfully. He has taken advantage of the quizzing tool to ask Multiple Dropdown questions in his biology quizzes. He will share how they work and why he uses them. He’ll also tell the story of how his undergraduate TA’s helped him design a more student-centric course site, which is a great example of Universal Design.
Mike Urbancic – Instructor & Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics
Mike Urbancic is an instructor in the economics department who has been involved with the transition process from Blackboard to Canvas since the Fall 2013 term. He will discuss how Canvas lets him do the normal Learning Management System stuff with less pain and aggravation and highlight his favorite differences between Blackboard and Canvas.
Sierra Dawson PhD, ATC – 2016 Teaching Excellence Fellow, Senior Lecturer II, Department of Human Physiology
Having used Canvas for a year now, many faculty have found innovating and exciting ways to use Canvas. For those teaching Large Classes, time saving steps and other Canvas efficiencies can be very helpful. Sierra Dawson, a 2016 Teaching Excellence Fellow, will facilitate a session where the audience is encouraged to share their time saving tips for any class size. The objective is to build a collection of tips that will help all faculty, but especially those teaching in large classrooms.
Following the presentation there will be time for networking and discussion with our presenters and attendees. Snacks will be provided.