Welcome to Canvas: Sessions to help you design in Canvas

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To kick start our University-wide move to Canvas over the next 6-18 months, the Educational Innovation Team as part of the DVC (Education) Portfolio are hosting a series of ‘Welcome to Canvas’ sessions to introduce interested academics and designers to how Canvas works, and importantly how to ‘think in Canvas’, which is fundamentally different to how we have been thinking about unit site design for many years.

In these brief 1-hour sessions, we will discuss how Canvas is structurally and philosophically different, how basic unit site design will work in Canvas, introduce you to key Canvas features, and start reimagining your unit sites. These sessions are repeats of each other, so you only need to go to one. Get in quick because we can only fit in a certain number of people due to venue size restrictions. If there is significant demand, we’ll host more sessions or move to a larger venue.

Sessions geared towards OLE designers

Mon 22 May 2017, 12 pm Slidedeck available for viewing.

Fri 26 May 2017, 12 pm At capacity. Best-efforts videoconferencing available via Blackboard Collaborate.

These will be held at various locations on Camperdown campus. Even though these sessions are geared towards designers of Open Learning Environment units, everyone is welcome.

General sessions

Mon 29 May 2017, 12 pm New

Tue 30 May 2017, 12 pm New

Wed 31 May 2017, 11 am New

Fri 2 June 2017, 2 pm New

Mon 5 June 2017, 1 pm Near capacity

Thu 8 June 2017, 3 pm


These will be held in rooms 249 and 250 on Fisher Library level 2.

A session will also be held on Thursday 1 June at 12pm at the Cumberland Campus in S102. This is scheduled in the common lunch hour. Details available via the Faculty of Health Sciences calendar or Tina Barclay.

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Supporting these sessions, you may also want to check out our growing collection of Canvas articles on Teaching@Sydney:


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