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TA/TM Day is presented by the Centre for Educational Excellence in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and with consultation from the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University
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Friday, January 10 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
2.1 An Introduction to Canvas (SFUs Learning Management System)

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Canvas, SFU’s learning management system, offers a user-friendly interface to facilitate learning, keep track of your students’ progress and manage marks. In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to set up and manage a Canvas shell, including discussions, assignments, quizzes, etc. You will also learn how to grade assignments online using speedgrader.

In this hands-on session, TAs/TMs will:

• Access their Canvas portal via their web browser
• Modify their Canvas user profile, picture and notification preferences
• Activate numerous external communication tools within Canvas (Email, text messaging, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
• Demonstrate basic navigation skills within the Canvas environment
• Access and use Canvas conversations (also known as messages or inbox)
• Carry out the key functions of Canvas discussions
• Set up and manage assignments, quizzes and discussions
• Explain how Canvas modules can be implemented in a course
• Summarize the key functions accessible to students within each Canvas shell
• Explore the Canvas gradebook and speedgrader
• Learn of the Canvas support and resources available during the term

Friday January 10, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm PST
Library Lab 2105