Distance Education Training

Distance Education Workshops

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In lieu of a Canvas Basics Workshop, please consider signing up for our asynchronous Welcome to Canvas course or hands-on 2-Day Canvas Workshop.

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Don't forget to check out our NEW 2-Day Equity Workshop!


You can locate copies of PDFs mentioned in workshops and access other resources in our new A La Carte Canvas course.

Please Note:

  • The Zoom Room link will be given near the bottom the Confirmation email (immediate) and the Reminder email (24-hours in advance).
  • If you need accomodation please refer to the District ADA/Accesibility page for further information.
  • Workshops subject to cancellation if no sign-ups within 24-hours of start time.
  • FLEX and PGI credit are available for all Canvas and Zoom trainings. Summer workshops, etc. can be applied to your Fall Flex.
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy PDT) Location Available Slot
(Fri. 10:30am - 12:00pm)

The Peralta Equity Rubric: A Tour (10)

Online courses can exacerbate equity gaps, but you can make your classroom a more welcoming, inclusive space by incorporating tools and best practices from the Peralta Online Equity Rubric. Let’s take a tour and explore the rubric.

4 of 10 slots filled
Murleen Ray
Bill McCracken
Araceli Osorio
Laura Larque
(Thu. 10:00am - 11:00am)

Using Images in Your Canvas Courses (10)

Images add vitality & interest to online course materials! Attend this workshop to learn how to find & embed the perfect images into Canvas Pages, Announcements, Discussions & Quizzes. We’ll also review image copyright rules, licenses & attributions.

2 of 10 slots filled
Bryan Avila
(Fri. 11:15am - 12:15am)

Hypothesis for Social Annotation of Readings (10)

Come learn how to get started using Hypothesis to enable your students to collaboratively annotation a reading. Come learn about this exciting new tool with us!

(Thu. 10:00am - 11:00am)

Looks Do Matter: Design tips for Canvas (10)

In this workshop, we’ll demonstrate basic design techniques that can improve your students’ learning experience by making online course materials more engaging and easier to comprehend.

1 of 10 slots filled
Bill McCracken
(Tue. 4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Perfectly Imperfect Video (10)

Research says students do better in online classes when they feel connected to their instructor & video is an excellent means to do this. This workshop will teach you to create quick, informal videos that help you connect more naturally with your students

(Wed. 10:00am - 11:00am)

Intro to VoiceThread (10)

VoiceThread is a multi-media presentation and discussion tool that can really humanize your online course. In this 60-minute workshop, we’ll introduce you to the basic features of VoiceThread and demonstrate how to create a slide show lecture.

1 of 10 slots filled
Bill McCracken
(Fri. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

New Quizzes - A First Look (10)

This workshop will review the enhanced capabilities and question types available via Canvas's New Quizzes tool. We'll brainstorm ideas for classroom application and spend some hands-on time playing with the tool.

(Wed. 10:00am - 11:00am)

Gradebook (10)

60-minute workshop on using your Canvas gradebook to record final semester grades

(Wed. 10:00am - 11:00am)

End of Semester Checklist (10)

In this session you will import content from a previous Canvas Course, Update your Syllabus page for a new semester.

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