English Computing Workshops Fall 2019

Workshops paused while RBHL 115 is being repaired from the recent flooding. 

Canvas Basics: Getting Started - Bruce Matsunaga

  • Thursday, 8/15/2019 @ 1:30 pm, RBHL 115
  • Wed, 8/21/2019 @ 1:30 pm, RBHL 115
  • Friday, 8/30/2019 @ 1:30 pm, RBHL 115

Canvas is here! If you’ve been putting off diving into Canvas this workshop will allow you to get started with just the basics that most of our teachers need. I'll slow down the pace and give you a solid foundation to setup your courses in Canvas. 

This will be a hands-on course so please have your course shell or a Canvas Dev Shell to work in. You can request a Canvas development shell by:

  1. Log in at https://my.asu.edu/courserequest/
  2. Select “Request a Canvas training / development / organization course“
  3. Enter a name, I recommend using a course number to identify the specific course later. Usually you should use DEV as your selection.
  4. The rest of the procedure is the same as requesting a Blackboard course.

Canvas Assignments & Grades - Bruce Matsunaga

  • Thurs, 9/5, @ 1:30 pm in RBHL 115
  • Friday, 9/20 @ 1:30 pm in RBHL 115

The Assignment tool in Canvas is very versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes. I’ll cover some of the most notable differences from Blackboard’s Grade Center in the Canvas Grades tool or gradebook. In this workshop, we'll cover:

  • Creating Assignments
  • TurnItIn
  • Using the Speedgrader
  • Grading Assignment submissions
  • Grade Assignment submissions offline
  • Creating Rubrics
  • Setting up and using Peer Reviews
  • Moving the Total column
  • Arrange Columns
  • Message students using an assignment criteria
  • Weighted Grades
  • Mute Grades

Canvas Peer Review Tool and Techniques - Andrea Dickens 

  • Friday, 9/13, @ 1:30 pm in RBHL 115

Andrea Dickens (ASU Lecturer and experienced Canvas teacher) and I will be hosting a session on using the Canvas Peer Review tool and share techniques that she has found useful when using this tool.

Screencast-O-Matic and MediaAMP - Bruce Matsunaga

  • Friday, 9/27, @ 1:30 pm in RBHL 115
  • Thursday, 10/3, @ 1:30 pm in RBHL 115

Screencast-O-Matic is screencasting and video editing software tool that can be launched directly from a browser or through an installable program. Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) has many more features than TechSmith Relay (the former ASU licensed software), you can define a portion of the screen to record, zoom in on the cursor, edit, and annotate the video. The only drawback to this change is that SOM does not have an automatic upload feature. Instead, you will manually upload your video files to MediaAMP or YouTube account. An important note, Relay videos are stored in MediaAMP or YouTube so there is no change to existing videos created through Relay. 

Using Google Drive in Canvas

  • TBA