Instructional Design Workshops

Canvas Course Design

The Center for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Academic Technology Center, is hosting hands-on work sessions for faculty who need to transfer their courses to Canvas. The events are free and open to all Sac State faculty (TAs included). 

Canvas Course Design Workshop schedule and Registration Form

Teaching with Video

This workshop is for faculty who are interested in learning how to incorporate video into their courses, embed videos into Canvas, and use video as a form of assessment. Individual work time will be provided for Zoom, Mediasite, and Canvas video integrations.

Teaching with Video Workshop schedule and Registration Form

Teaching with Technology Friday Discussions

CTL Instructional Designers and faculty mentors will facilitate discussions on topics in teaching with technology based on interest and feedback we heard from faculty. Discussions are hosted at CTL and available online through Zoom for the convenience of busy faculty who can't come to campus. Every second and fourth Friday of the month from 12-1pm. Topics for Fall 2018 include the following:

  • Google Collaboration Tools for Education 12-1pm, Friday September 14
  • Introduction to Hybrid and Online Teaching and Learning 12-1pm, Friday September 28
  • Universal Design Strategies with Canvas 12-1pm, Friday October 12
  • Outcome-based Course Design Principles and Implementation with Canvas 12-1pm, Friday October 26



Workshop resources


Course Design with Canvas Work Day Agenda

Handouts and Resources

Workshop Recordings

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Course Design with Canvas: Introductory

Topics covered:

  • How to organize content transferred over from SacCT
  • What a sample course looks like (lead by a faculty mentor)
  • What are the equivalent of SacCT pages, items, folder, etc. in Canvas?
  • What are the major differences between SacCT and Canvas and what are the best ways to organize my course in Canvas?
  • How to use basic features such as Modules, Assignments, and Calendar in Canvas
  • How to get my course ready for the upcoming semester? 

Course Design with Canvas: Intermediate

Topics covered:

  • How to organize content in Canvas
  • What a sample course looks like (lead by a faculty mentor)
  • How to use Canvas features to engage students and assess their learning? 
  • How do I manage the gradebook? 
  • What are some effective strategies to keep students on track? 
  • How to get my course ready for the upcoming semester?

Course Design with Canvas: Fast Track Introductory + Intermediate

This session is for faculty who have had a little bit of experience with Canvas and would like to squeeze in more learning at a fast pace. We will not spend a lot of time on SacCT transition but focus on Canvas.
Topics covered:

  • Organizing Canvas content
  • Setting up Modules
  • Creating and editing assignments/quizzes
  • Gradebook
  • Getting your course ready
  • Finding help

Teaching with Video

Topics covered: 

  • Record (lectures, ppts, meetings)
  • Search and Find videos (YouTube, FilmsOnDemand)
  • Link, upload, embed in Canvas (videos & other recordings)
  • Use for student engagement

Learning Outcomes:

  • Record or locate videos for instruction
  • Link or upload into Canvas