Pierce Canvas/Online Learning FLC

Next meeting - Tues. January 22, 2013

Canvas Ninja Meet Up - Tues. January 22 at Fort Steilacoom campus - CAS 402

Please join us for the January 22 workshop for the Canvas/Online Learning Faculty Learning Community.

Change of venue as of Jan 19:

  • We're meeting at Fort Steilacoom campus in the Library classroom - CAS 402. Aka: "the glass classroom".
  • Meet up starts at 3:15 p.m.

Topics on the agenda

At this meeting we will:

- Experience Canvas from the perspective of an instructor and a student.

- See various ways to present a syllabus in Canvas.

- Use the discussion board.

- Get started using Canvas in your own practice course.

- Log into the classroom space for our Faculty Learning Community.

- Learn about eLearning training opportunities for Canvas.

We'll also try to put together a schedule of meetings and presentations for the rest of the year.


Before the workshop, please do the following:

- Log into your Canvas account (see instructions below).

- Explore your practice course.

- Take a look at some sample classes or tutorials on Canvas.

o View sample classes. http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/5834/l/55579-staff-picks

o Canvas Quick Start Guide for instructors http://guides.instructure.com/m/8472

o Help videos to various topics such as assignments, calendars, modules etc. http://guides.instructure.com/m/4210

To log into Canvas:

- Go to https://pierce.instructure.com/

- Your username is your ID number (925XXXXXX). Your initial password is SIX CHARACTERS based on your last name (ex. Washington = washin)

o Passwords are lower case,

o If you have fewer than SIX characters in your last name, you simply start over again at the beginning until you reach six! (ex.: Bach = bachba, Mi = mimimi, Sun = sunsun)