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Canvas Analytics for Student Success
NEW WORKSHOP: Analytics can improve student success by providing insight into student learning behaviors. Faculty will learn how to assess the effectiveness of their online teaching methods, identify areas that need improvement, and identify at-risk students. View Workshop Times

Canvas Assignments/Assessments/Grades
NEW WORKSHOP: This workshop will focus on the Canvas assessment tools (Assignments and Quizzes) faculty can use to track and/or improve student learning. Instructors will also learn the relationship between Canvas assessments and the grade book. We'll go beyond the nuts and bolts of assessment creation and management by learning about many best practices and helpful hints that can contribute toward a better, more efficient online experience for both you and your students. View Workshop Times

Canvas Foundations: Getting Started
This workshop provides a foundational overview of basic features and functionality available in Canvas that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses. View Workshop Times

Canvas New Gradebook
This workshop will focus on the New Canvas Gradebook which offers a number of enhanced features, improved accessibility support, and elevates the user experience. Currently, instructors may enable the New Gradebook on a course-by-course basis. If you are new to Canvas this fall semester, we encourage you to use the New Gradebook. Existing Canvas users should consider trying the New Gradebook in one of their courses before using it for all courses. Eventually, the New Gradebook will replace the current Canvas Gradebook. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.

Canvas Tips & Tricks
During this one-hour Canvas Tips & Tricks session, we will reveal and illustrate for you several lesser-known features and strategies that can help you more successfully and more efficiently manage your Canvas courses, and connect with your students. View Workshop Times

Getting Started with Arc
This workshop will provide an overview of the new Arc video platform - the next-generation online video learning platform. Arc integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly create media interaction and active learning experiences in the online classroom. Learn how Arc can engage both students and instructors, provide insightful viewing analytics, generate captions, and turn video and audio content into conversation. All workshops are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Zoom session link: View Workshop Times
Canvas Blueprint DESCRIPTION: This workshop will explore Canvas Blueprint courses. Together, we will look at how instructors and OIT instructional designers can collaborate on Blueprints to streamline the development of new courses, share common material, and deploy, update, and maintain Canvas course design templates across any number of courses or instructors. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Canvas LEAD (Learn, Explore, and Design) Prepare for your summer and fall courses. Become a Canvas LEADer! Join us as we present Canvas topics and important tool updates that will help you effectively use your course site to engage students and raise achievement. Come and learn more about the new and improved gradebook and the new quiz tool. Canvas representatives will be here to demonstrate ARC – a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media.

Room 252
9 am - 10 am Arc Overview
10 am - 11 am Gradebook
11 am - 12 pm Tips & Tricks
12pm - 2pm Break
2 pm - 3 pm Arc Overview
3 pm - 4 pm Gradebook
4 pm - 5 pm Tips & Tricks

Room 253
9 am - 10 am Course Structure Overview
10 am - 11 am Quizzes Next
11 am - 12 pm Canvas Analytics
12pm - 2pm Break
2 pm - 3 pm Course Structure Overview
3 pm - 4 pm Canvas Analytics
4 pm - 5 pm Quizzes Next

NOTE: Feel free to drop-in at any of the above sessions.
There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Designing Accessible Course Materials: 2-Day Workshop 2-Day Workshop: July 9 & 10 (Mon and Tues) This workshop series provides opportunity for faculty to learn about the benefits and applied principles for proactively designing courses that are accessible for all learners. Specific topics include why and how to design accessible material, including: word documents, PDFs, Canvas pages, and video & audio. It is intended to be a practical survey, guiding participants through the steps to make material accessible on the level of providing perceptual access and utility for everyone. As part of the workshop, participants will practice applying these concepts to actual course material from their courses with guided oversight and support. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Enhance Accessibility & Productivity with Read & Write Software Texthelp's Read&Write software enables you to quickly and easily create audio files (Mp3 files) to convert text-to-speech, and create accessible PDFs, websites and Canvas pages for your students and others. But wait, there’s more! Read&Write offers studying, writing, and revision tools that everyone can use to improve learning, vocabulary, research and writing skills. Come to this hands-on workshop to learn how to use and teach others to use this robust learning tool. Read&Write software is available to UT employees and students at no additional charge. View Workshop Times
Enhancing Video Learning with Captions Captioning, once thought to be exclusively for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, has well researched benefits for ALL learners. Indeed, captions are known to improve attention, retention, and comprehension of learning videos. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn multiple ways to efficiently and effectively caption their own videos using YouTube or Arc Media (built into Canvas). View Workshop Times
ePortfolios for Developing and Assessing Student Professional Competencies ePortfolios are being used in all disciplines of Higher Education for a variety of purposes: to showcase student work, to demonstrate student acquisition of essential competencies, to assess student learning, and to support students in preparing for the job market. In addition, ePortfolios are used by institutions to encourage students to participate in and record multi-disciplinary activities, and many departments use them as a discussion focus when identifying desired programmatic competencies and the artifacts that students should produce in each course to demonstrate acquisition of those competencies. This workshop will highlight how ePortfolios can be implemented for many of these purposes, the benefits and the theory and research behind their use, and the steps involved in initiating ePortfolios for your students, course, department, project, or for yourself! The Canvas ePortfolio tool will be demonstrated and participants will be given the opportunity to experiment with its features. View Workshop Times
Introduction to HTML/CSS This course will cover HTML and CSS fundamentals, including structure, syntax, and semantics, and will provide participants with a basic understanding of how HTML and CSS work together to display the content and appearance of web pages. Beginning HTML and CSS skills can be used to create and edit web pages, as well as customize existing content in WordPress, Canvas, and other online platforms. View Workshop Times
PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding your voice to PowerPoint slides is a simple process that will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily record and narrate your slides, convert the file to a video format, upload the video to your UTK YouTube account, edit closed captions for accessibility, and share the YouTube link within Canvas.

This workshop is offered by appointment. Please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to arrange a consultation.

There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Prezi Tips for Conferences The focus of this workshop is to use Prezi for preparing conference presentations. Prezi allows presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a virtual canvas and makes your presentation more visually appealing. This workshop will show you how to share your Prezi with other collaborators, download a Prezi for use when you have limited access to the internet, and create infographics using Prezi. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Using UDL to Improve Course Design (in Canvas and the Classroom) It’s been said that “that’s the way we’ve always done it” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. In this workshop, you’ll learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a structured approach to designing learning experiences that forms a practical, meaningful expansion of accessibility concepts. In this workshop, our UDL specialist will share from his experience as a UDL educator and researcher, provide some highlights from the recent UDL in Higher Ed conference put on the by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and generally support understanding about what UDL is, how you may get started with it in class or on Canvas, and will provide you with resources and strategies you can use immediately. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.