Kaltura is available in all Canvas courses, instructors can start testing and learning how to use this powerful video system for teaching. In this session, we will cover the following:

  • How to activate Kaltura in your Canvas course.
  • How to upload videos, images and audio files into Canvas using Kaltura.
  • How to check video analytics to monitor student activity.
  • How to create quiz questions on your videos to increase engagement.
  • How to organize and share video, audio and images in Canvas.
  • How to edit your video captions.

This will be an online ZOOM meeting.

Hosted by: Alex Martinez

Educational Technology

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

This workshop is an introduction to Canvas for new users. Topics in this session will include general navigation of the Canvas interface, content creation and organization, notifications and communication, and assignments (including quizzes, graded discussions, papers). The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to Q&A. Facilitated by Jill Weddle, Office of Teaching and Learning.

Bring your own device!



OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

This workshop will cover creating course-level assessments, feedback strategies, and using Canvas to make it all easier! Topics in this session will be decided by the participants and could include: assignment creation, rubrics, SpeedGrader, Canvas Gradebook, weighted grading, peer reviews, group assignments, quizzes, and more. We'll have additional time for questions and a chance to set up one-on-one meetings with OTL staff for assistance on any remaining advanced scenarios.

Bring your own device! 

Canvas Open to Grad Students Educational Technology

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Try it out before you buy in!

The Try Before You Buy In training series lets instructors experience instructional technologies from the student perspective before implementing them in the classroom. Then, if you decide you’re ready to buy in, stay for personalized setup help to make sure you’re prepared for your students. 


What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a Canvas integration that locks down the online testing environment to prevent cheating. Students are unable to visit other websites, access other applications, copy, print, or take a screen capture while taking an exam through LockDown Browser. 


How Does the Training Work?

Part 1: Try it Out 

In this session, you’ll see what it’s like to take a quiz or exam in Canvas using LockDown Browser. You’ll go through downloading and installing the software, using the browser, and navigating an online exam just as students do. We’ll talk about common issues and recommended settings for online testing. 

Part 2: Set it Up (optional) 

If you decide to use it in your course, the last hour of the session will be dedicated to getting your quiz or exam set up in Canvas with LockDown Browser. We’ll make sure you have enabled all the right settings to facilitate a secure Canvas quiz, either in class or online. If you don’t currently have any quizzes or exams set up in your Canvas course, come prepared with a quiz and answer key you would like to move into Canvas.  


This session is limited to the first 10 participants to allow for meaningful conversations and personalized attention.

Canvas Educational Technology

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Are you frustrated that students don't come to class having done the assigned reading?


This workshop will help you design pre-reading activities for the following pedagogical reasons:

1. Exercises help students know what you think is important for them to know to for the next class.

2. Exercises include an opprotunity for students to ask you questions before class, so that you can address them in class the next time you meet.

3. Exercises let students practice the form assessment in your class (multiple choice, short essay, short answer, etc.).

4. Exercises are a great use of formative assessment.

5. Exercises employ Universal Design for Learning (UDL)- students need time to process in multiple ways for a variety of reasons.

Please bring your laptop and be ready to implement changes in your Canvas course immediately!

Pedagogy Inclusive Teaching Practices Faculty Development