Canvas is ready! Now it’s your turn.

Canvas_vertical_colorIn the first three weeks that Canvas has been open for Widener faculty, over 150 of you have already logged into http://canvas.widener.edu/. Today we’re happy to report that Spring 2018 courses are loaded.

 You’re going to start hearing more frequent news and updates from our team. For today’s installment, here’s our recommended action plan of four easy steps to get familiar with Canvas:

1)       Log in to Canvas with your regular Widener username and password. 

2)       Edit your Canvas profile with a picture, bio, title, and contact information. Hint: the Edit Profile button’s on the right of your screen.

3)       Try the Welcome to Canvas introductory training offerings. For beginners, we recommend “First Look” and “Course Basics.” (These links will take you to recorded webinars on Adobe Connect.) Later, advanced topics are under the “Building Block Series” heading.

4)       Check out one of your empty 2017-18 courses to review the course template that our project team and Widener faculty co-designed. 

Stay tuned for upcoming news about live training options, the future of course evaluations in Canvas, and other hot topics. 

Author: Joanne Caione-Keating

Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, Widener University