IT Learning and Development’s Brown Bags are one-hour online sessions that take place over a standard lunch hour. Canvas Brown Bags deal with a variety of topics in Canvas such as transitioning your course to a new semester, groups, and integrations. Check out the various Canvas Brown Bag topics and descriptions below.

To view and register for upcoming sessions, please visit the Learning Resource Network and search for “Canvas Brown Bag.”

Canvas Brown Bag: Integrating the Office 365 Learning Tool

Innovate your teaching in Canvas by integrating the Office365 learning tool in your course. This learning tool integration (LTI) allows students and instructors to create, share, and collaborate on O365 files within Canvas. During this one-hour demonstration session, participants will learn how to add the O365 LTI to their course and will explore how to update their content and assignments by adding OneDrive files. 

Canvas Brown Bag: Transition your Course to a New Semester

Are you interested in getting up and running with your Canvas courses each semester in a faster, more streamlined way? This one-hour demonstration will outline tasks to complete in your courses at the end of the current semester and beginning of a new semester to make the transition to each new term as smooth as possible. You will review tasks along with how-to resources and suggested timelines. Participants will leave with practical strategies to enhance their existing strategies for managing and organizing their courses in Canvas. 

Canvas Brown Bag: Embed Tools in Canvas

Would you like to discover new ways to incorporate content and formative assessment tools into your course to increase student interaction and engagement? This one-hour online demonstration will share uses and applications of LinkedIn Learning videos, Box, Learning Apps, and other tools in a Canvas course. By participating in this session, you will be able to locate, create, and embed interactive tools into your Canvas course. 

Canvas Brown Bag: Gradebook Features

Are you interested in learning about the gradebook features in Canvas? Join us for this one-hour brown bag session for an overview demonstration of the Canvas gradebook.

Canvas Brown Bag: Empower Your Students to Collaborate Effectively Using Canvas Groups

If you use Canvas Groups in your courses, do you feel that your students are fully utilizing their group spaces to collaborate and communicate? To help you and your students get the most out of Canvas Groups, this one-hour demonstration will explore Canvas Groups from both student and faculty points-of-view, including specific strategies for promoting student collaboration using Groups and options for monitoring group members' progress throughout the semester. If you use Canvas Groups in your courses and want some concrete tips for maximizing their potential value to your students, this session is for you! 

NOTE: This session will NOT include the basics of creating Canvas Groups or adding students. Please see Module 6 in the Canvas Learning Center for self-paced resources on creating and managing Groups in your courses. 


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