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Upcoming Training Sessions

TA Training: Canvas Essentials

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 1-2pm on Zoom  
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Join us for a 1-hour TA session that will introduce how to manage Canvas courses and communicate with students as teaching assistants using the essential tools and features in Canvas such as announcements, pages, modules, assignments, and discussions. After this session, participants will be able to:  
- create and organize course content using pages and modules  
- use appropriate Canvas tools to communicate with students 
- create types of assessments and assess students’ assignments in Canvas 

Go Further with Microsoft SharePoint Online

Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 12 - 1p.m. via Teams
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Cloud Storage: Microsoft OneDrive for Business

Monday, February 13, 2023 from 1 - 2 p.m. via Teams
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TA Training: Assisting with Teaching in Zoom

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 11am-12noon on Zoom  
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Join us for a 1-hour TA session on using Zoom to host office hours and to best assist instructors to teach online courses. 

After this session, participants will be able to: 
- Create Zoom sessions in Canvas 
- Support instructors in teaching online courses in Zoom 
- Describe best practices for maximizing Zoom security 

Using Poll Everywhere for Student Engagement

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 10-11am on Zoom
Presenter: Samantha Fullen, Poll Everywhere
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Join our session to learn how to create an interactive on-campus or online classroom experience with Poll Everywhere. Find out how to engage students using multiple choice, word cloud, Q&A and other polls that students can respond to in real time.

TA Training: Interactive Hybrid Classrooms/Zoom Rooms Training

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 2-3pm on Zoom 
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Join us for a 1-hour TA session to help faculty utilize the technology in interactive hybrid classrooms to facilitate hybrid instruction for their courses. 

After this session, participants will be able to use the following technology:  
- Interactive displays  
- Zoom Rooms  
- Cameras for Zoom 
- Room microphones  
- Solstice wireless presentation 
- Touch panel for room control  
- Projection and audio systems 

Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Teams, and SharePoint Online

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Teams
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TA Training: Learning Technology Tools

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 3-4 pm on Zoom 
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Join us for a 1-hour TA session on using Canvas LTI external tools to best assist instructors to teach face-to-face, hybrid or online courses. 

After this session, participants will be able to describe external tools that are integrated with Canvas to create a robust and engaging learning experience. These tools include aPlus+ Attendance, Panopto, Poll Everywhere, Turnitin and Gradescope.

TA Training: Grading in Canvas

Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 11am-12noon on Zoom 
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Join us for a 1-hour TA session to help faculty use the Canvas gradebook more effectively in order to simplify workflows and create more transparency for students. The session will also cover some learning analytics tools in Canvas which can help instructors better understand students’ learning process and use these data to adapt and modify their instruction to improve learning outcomes.   

After this session, participants will be able to:  
- Create weighted categories in the gradebook to efficiently calculate grades  
- Mute assignments so they are not included in the final course grade  
- Use filters in the gradebook to see specific information to improve navigation, especially in gradebooks with many items  
- Use learning analytic tools in Canvas to track student engagement and performance 


Additional Training Resources

Click here for more Microsoft virtual workshops and training on OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Microsoft Forms, Excel, PowerPoint and more!

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