Webinars and support
The following webinars and drop-ins provide guidance, ideas and the chance to ask questions.
View the schedule or find out more about each session and how you can join below.
You will see there are a wide variety of Canvas sessions running over the coming months.
If you can't access the booking links please email LTDSemail@example.com
One hour sessions delivered on Zoom - consisting of demonstration and opportunities to ask questions.
Please book your place via elements.ncl.ac.uk (login required)
- Canvas Fundamentals: A one-hour introduction suitable for all staff.
- Canvas PS session: For Professional Service colleagues who will be responsible for supporting Canvas in their academic unit.
- Canvas Assignments: For all colleagues who will be responsible for setting up and managing assignments.
- Collaboration and Communication: use a range of collaboration and communication tools in Canvas.
- Canvas Quizzes: For all colleagues who want to learn how to use quizzes.
- Advanced Quizzes: For all staff who will be responsible for setting up and managing quizzes, using the advanced functionality.
- Online Marking and Feedback: For academic staff with responsibility for marking assignment submissions.
Microsoft Teams (NUIT)
NUIT are offering Microsoft Teams sessions see the Teams webinar schedule for more information.
Drop in sessions
Online Drop in sessions
Need some specific advice on that one little thing you need to be able to do with your content/assessment/learning activity? Pop into a drop in session and we can help you decide what might be most effective way for you.
We have a fixed pattern for our drop-in times this month. Follow the links for joining instructions:
We will be pausing delivery of our Flexible Learning 2020 webinars for now to enable us to focus on other aspects of support. These sessions were offered for Semester 1 and the start of Semester 2 to support teaching delivery. You can view some of the key messages from these sessions in the list of digests below.
Creating Video Content
Find out how to get the best out of equipment you have, how to capture and edit accessible video, and how to upload your creations to Canvas.
Launch the Creating Video Content digest on Sway.
Effective Rubrics for digital assessment
Electronic Marking with Turnitin
This digests looks at the benefits of using Turnitin, setting up an assignment, marking tools, QuickMarks and Rubrics.
Launch the Electronic Marking with Turnitin digest on Sway.
Engaging Students in Synchronous Online Learning
Explore the tools available in Teams and Zoom to virtually engage with students.
Engaging Students in Synchronous Sessions with Digital Polling
Find out about some of the benefits of using polling, and some of the tools available for your synchronous sessions.
Maintaining Student Engagement
Explore techniques and approaches for keeping your students engaged in online learning.
Launch the Maintaining Student Engagement digest on Sway.
Non-Synchronous Learning Activities
Explore the role and benefits of non-synchronous learning activities in your teaching.
Find out about different models of peer learning, investigate advantages, address challenges and consider how to frame and deliver peer learning using tools in Canvas.
Launch the Peer learning digest on Sway.
Video Next Steps: Edit, Caption and Share your Videos
Accessibility in Practice - self-paced course
This course (approx 1 hour on line activities) is available on Canvas.
Flexible Learning 2020-online course
This course is available in Canvas and includes resources to help you think about what you want your students to learn and how your teaching can help them achieve that learning.
Canvas Orientation-online course
This is a comprehensive online training resource developed for all Newcastle University colleagues and can be accessed 24/7 from your Canvas dashboard.
Module Design ABC to Canvas
You may be developing a new module for the first time or rethinking the delivery of a familiar module. In this short course we introduce you to some new tools – a design canvas and our localised version of the popular ABC learning design workshop developed by UCL.
The course follows the general structure of an ABC workshop with a number of short activities for you to complete. At the end of this you will have prototyped a module design that you can then build in Canvas.
The design process, is by its nature a reflective one, and during this course we will ask you to think deeply about what you teach and how you teach it, about what students will learn and how they will learn it.
You will get the most from the course if you complete the suggested activities in the order that we present them.
The activities and suggested timings are below:
- Design conversations (20 mins)
- The shape of your module (5 mins)
- Your module storyboard (20 mins)
- Adding activity detail (15 mins)
- Mark formative and summative assessment (10 mins)
- Review the shape of your module (10 mins)
- Plan your next steps (5 mins)
The course has short articles and videos between the activities to guide you through the steps taking you from ABC to Canvas. Along the way you will hear from colleagues who have used this approach to deliver engaging student learning.
Go to the the Course
You can find the course unit at this link: Module Design: ABC to Canvas (it is a section of our Flexible Learning 2020 course)
Work through this course independently, or with your module team. We can also offer this as bespoke workshop for schools or stage teams - contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
Personal Tutoring - online course
This short, self-paced course is available in Canvas and will introduce personal tutoring best practices and responsibilities for the role.