Center for Teaching and Learning 2017-18

Canvas Training August 2017

A Canvas trainer will offer training on the Atlanta and Macon campuses August 10-11, 2017. Sessions include:

Canvas Beginner Training
This 2-hour training session is designed for Mercer faculty and staff who are new users of Canvas.

Canvas Advanced Training
This 3-hour training session is designed for Mercer faculty and staff who have some experience with Canvas and would like to learn skills beyond basic use.

Ask the Trainer Anything
This 1-hour session at the end of the week is designed for Mercer faculty and staff who have practical questions about Canvas. Questions must be submitted in advance on the form linked in the registration site. This session is not entirely an open Q&A and will be moderated.

Please click the appropriate registration button to view the agenda and claim a seat. Since seats are limited, register today! 

Training Session Campus Location Link to Register
Canvas Beginner Training Atlanta Thursday, August 10
Atlanta Campus
10:00-12:00
Hendricks Computer Lab

 

 

Register for Atlanta

 

 

 

Canvas Beginner Training Macon

Friday, August 11
Macon Campus
10:00-12:00
Medical School Distance Learning Classroom

Register for Macon

Join via Webex

(Link starts the Webex)

Canvas Advanced Training Atlanta Thursday, August 10
Atlanta Campus
1:00-4:00
Hendricks Computer Lab
Register for Atlanta
Canvas Advanced Training Macon

Friday, August 11
Macon Campus
1:00-4:00
Medical School Distance Learning Classroom

Register for Macon

Join via Webex

(Link starts the Webex)

Ask the Trainer Atlanta Thursday, August 10
Atlanta Campus
4:00-5:00
Hendricks Computer Lab
Register for Atlanta
Ask the Trainer Macon

Friday, August 11
Macon Campus
4:00-5:00
Medical School Distance Learning Classroom

Register for Macon

Register for Individual Canvas Consulting Sessions

Register for a one-hour, one-on-one time with Susan Codone to work on your course(s) in Canvas. Round up some colleagues if you'd like and we'll have a group working session. Select your campus below to register for a one-hour session. (If on mobile scroll the table left/right).

ATLANTA: Tues, Aug 15 MACON:    Fri, Aug 18

 

What to Know About the Canvas Transition

Login to Canvas using your Mercer credentials:  http://canvas.mercer.edu/

Mercer has moved to the Canvas learning management system. Faculty teaching using Blackboard previously will use Canvas exclusively for Fall 2017 and beyond. This is a university-wide transition that includes the retirement of Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, and Moodle and affects all modalities of course delivery, including face-to-face and distance learning (both asynchronous and synchronous). Webex is the web conferencing tool used by Mercer for online courses with synchronous sessions or for other web conferencing needs. 

With the adoption of Canvas, we are moving forward to offer students a consistent, sophisticated, and mobile experience for both face-to-face and distance learning courses. Faculty members can expect an increased level of functionality with an ultimately decreased workload. We also have the opportunity to use Canvas for non-course functions, like student groups, internal training, department and school collaboration, and archived communication. 

Canvas Online Self-Paced Training

These links may also be found on the Canvas login page at http://canvas.mercer.edu.

Canvas Instructor Course -- a self-paced course for Mercer professors to learn to use Canvas. This 5-module course allows self-enrollment and does not require a login. 

Canvas Student Course with Video Tour -- a self-paced course for Mercer students to learn to use Canvas. This short course allows self-enrollment and can be completed in any order. To begin the course, select the link, login using your Mercer credentials, select "Enroll in Course", and then "Go to the Course".

Getting Started with Canvas --  a quick guide/checklist for Mercer instructors

Canvas Help Video Guides -- a complete list of all Canvas video guides

Canvas Instructor Guide -- a searchable list of quick guides to Canvas tasks for instructors

Canvas Student Guide -- a searchable list of quick guides to Canvas tasks for students