Trainings & Webinars

Find additional training and webinars at training.kent.edu.

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and IT Support & Training are partnering to offer training and workshops. Please see the workshop options for participation below.


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 Canvas Essentials Recordings - Watch On Demand

Canvas Essentials Pt. 1
Canvas Essentials Pt. 2

Topics covered include organizing a course, updating the course navigation, designing a home page, importing the KSOT, building a module, designing pages, adding text headers, module organization, publishing and date restricting modules.

Canvas Essentials Pt. 3

Topics covered include adding assignments and discussions to a module, submitting in student view, Gradebook, assignment groups/weighted grading, announcements, syllabus, teams link, and course card image.

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 Canvas Beyond the Basics Recordings - Watch On Demand

Beyond the Basics Pt. 1
Beyond the Basics Pt. 2

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 Making the Switch from Blackboard - Watch On Demand

Making the Switch Pt. 1

This session covers the following topics:

  • Getting Started
  • Checklist
  • Blackboard example course
  • Demonstration of preparing a migrated course in Canvas
  • Separating modules and editing items
  • Publishing a course module
  • Importing the Kent State Online Template

Watch a Recording of Making the Switch Pt. 1 (39:07 min)

Making the Switch Pt. 2

Canvas

Canvas Ready Bootcamp

Join us as we prepare to say "farewell" to Blackboard and "hello!" to Canvas. In this session, we'll present important considerations for migrating course materials from Blackboard to Canvas, and review a checklist of items to ensure that you and your courses are Canvas Ready!

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Canvas - Essentials for Online Courses

In this 3-hour session, we'll review the essentials to help you get started designing an online course in Canvas. We will begin with an introduction to the Learning Management System (LMS) and discuss strategies for how to organize your course and add learning materials, assignments, and discussions. We’ll also complete an overview of grading and review other course tools and settings that you may find useful as you design and teach in Canvas.

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Canvas - Beyond the Basics for Online Courses

In this 2-hour session, we will consider additional tools in Canvas with online courses in mind. Topics for this session will include an in-depth look at Quizzes, designing and grading with Rubrics, creating Groups and group assignments/discussions, and course analytics.

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 Online Teaching Orientation and Refresher (OTOR)

Online Teaching Orientation and Refresher (OTOR)

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OTOR is an asynchronous online session designed around essential online teaching topics and practices and is perfect for both new and experienced online faculty. Participants will explore topics such as: creating and maintaining teaching presence, student accessibility considerations, classroom management techniques, collaborative group learning, online assessment tools, and more. Faculty will also complete selected applied practice activities that they can then use in their current and future online courses. This session will take approximately 40-60 hours to complete, and feedback and guidance will be given by a Kent State Online instructor.

Kaltura

Kaltura Video Platform

This session will provide an in-depth look at the tools and features in the Kent State implementation of Kaltura Video Platform at video.kent.edu.

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Kaltura Reach: Video Captioning

A new tool in the Kaltura Video Platform allows for captioning of videos saved in the application. This workshop covers the basics of adding captions with the Reach tool and discusses best practices for optimizing the effectiveness of the captioning. 

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Essentials

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365 Apps that integrates all the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. Microsoft Teams Essentials covers the basics of using the Teams application. Note that MS Teams Meetings is the default collaboration space for the CANVAS LMS.

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Microsoft Teams for Academics

MS Teams is the default collaboration tool for Canvas! Teams Meetings are used in Canvas the same way Collaborate Ultra was used in Blackboard for synchronous class gatherings. This session reviews the options for integrating Teams into your course. Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365 Apps that integrates all the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. This course covers the basics of using the Teams application.

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Microsoft Teams Meetings

MS Teams meetings is a web-based online meeting space. Teams meetings are a great way to come together with your colleagues both inside and outside of Kent State. Meetings in Teams include audio, video, and sharing. Join us for this introduction to holding meetings in MS Teams. Note that MS Teams Meetings is the default collaboration space for the CANVAS LMS.

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