Support for Canvas Piloteers: 1:1 Meeting

Academic Tech is committed to fully supporting all of our faculty, and we are actively developing programs to meet the needs of faculty piloting Canvas. Academic Tech strongly recommends scheduling a 1:1 meeting with a staff member. This meeting should get you started using Canvas. It will take about 40 minutes including time spent actually building one of your courses.

Please feel free to look through the materials linked in the meeting agenda below – you don’t need to get started beforehand, but if you do, we can use the remaining time to address more specific questions or course design challenges. We especially encourage you to think about the organization of your course materials.

  • How to navigate the Canvas website
  • Differences between Chalk and Canvas, and 3 different organizing methods for Canvas (additional information attached)
  • Start building your course by creating at least one example of each type of component that you use
  • Housekeeping items
    • using Student View to proof read your course
    • the analytics available about class activity
    • Have a technical problem? Using Canvas’ technical help is a great idea. The link for all options is in the top right corner and includes
      • 24/7 live chat
      • phone support (844 334 6803)
      • and searchable help documents (like those linked here)
  • Advice for introducing students to Canvas
    • show them where to get help
    • show them the click path once for each new task

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