Professional Development Activities
Canvas Workshops- All workshops are held in the TLC (Room 1770)
11/3 12:30 - 1:30, Nancy McEnery – This will be an open-lab session. Bring your concerns/issues using Canvas and we will work on them together.
11/4 1:30 - 2:30, Candice Rutherford will present - Introduction to Canvas: It's time to get familiar with Canvas, our new Learning Management System! In this workshop you will learn how to: Move your Blackboard courses over to Canvas; Edit your user profile and notifications; Create new courses, Upload your syllabus and other files; Post an assignment; Weight grades; Publish or unpublish a course; View the course as a student; Change your course navigation; Use Canvas's Help feature
11/22 12:30 - 1:30, Tia Madison will hold an open lab to assist faculty
12/1 12:00 - 1:00, Sally Baldwin will present – Preparing to teach a course on Canvas next semester? Already teaching in Canvas and looking for more information? Come to the Canvas Lab for a chance to learn new tricks, share ideas, and make your online classes even better!
12/7 12:30 - 1:30, Cathy Gillis will present – One of the last Canvas Training before spring semester! After the spring 2017 semester, Blackboard will no longer be available! Want to work on learning and developing a Canvas class or group space (that's right, you can put your group or department on it and share information!) over the winter break to be ready for spring? Then this workshop is for YOU! In this workshop you will learn about the Canvas environment, how to add content and best practices. If you're advanced, I will show you some ways to add multimedia to your class and some secret settings to customize your class or group. Snacks will be provided.
12/9 1:30 - 2:30, Candice Rutherford will present – Canvas Quizzes and Surveys: this session will guide participants through the Quiz tool in Canvas. We will cover how to utilize quiz banks and question groups, view quiz analytics and moderate quizzes. We will also discuss best practices.
12/12 4:00 - 5:00, Candice Rutherford will present – Visual Design in Canvas: Want to wow students with a well-designed course site? You're in luck! Canvas, Napa Valley College's new LMS, offers a host of features that allow you to customize the look and feel of your courses. In this training session, you'll learn how to: Create an attractive, functional course home page; Work with images in Canvas pages; Use the design features of Canvas's Rich Content Editor; Use basic HTML to incorporate design elements into your course; Locate Canvas-specific design resources using the Canvas community; Follow UDL principles to ensure that your visual designs are accessible to all students.
Assessment Open Lab with your Learning Outcomes Coordinators- Drop in with Christine Palella or Naomi Chianese for help with planning your assessment cycle, developing assessment instruments, writing results summaries, PLO analysis, TracDat, or anything else assessment related. All workshops will be held in the TLC.
November – Tuesdays - 11/8 1:30 - 3:30, 11/22 1:30 - 3:30
Thursdays - 11/3 10:00 – 12:00, 11/17 10:00 – 12:00
December – Tuesday - 12/13 1:30 - 3:30
Thursday – 12/6 10:00 – 12:00
Learning Outcomes for Faculty Training - This training will provide discussion of best practices for assessment and documentation. We will share some tips on writing effective SLOs, determining appropriate methods of assessment and criteria, drafting summaries, action plans, follow-up and more. We also hope you will share your success stories and challenges so we can learn from each other. Presented by Christine Palella and Naomi Chianese in the TLC on October 27th 11:00 – 12:00 or 2:00 - 3:00.