Monday, November 7, 2016 at Canvas Course: https://resources.instructure.com/enroll/RD4XYF
Starts at 12:00 AM · Ends on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:00 AM, MDT (America/Denver)
Did you know that discussions are the most utilized tool in Canvas mobile apps? This course is an exclusive live event where learners will fully experience the power of conversation while 'on-the-go'. Come be a part of the conversation about classroom conversations.
Course will be facilitated 100% via the Canvas mobile app for iOS and Android.
(Technically you could participate in the course via web - but that wouldn't be as fun.)
NOTE: This course is hosted on our Canvas Community instance of Canvas (resources.instructure.com). If you do not have a user account in that instance, you will be prompted to create one when you enroll.
ObjectivesWe structured this experience to be a series of hands-on activities using discussions in the Canvas Mobile App. (NOTE: This course is not about best practices in designing/facilitating discussions on a mobile device, but about the mobile experience.)
- Engaging in traditional and threaded conversations
- Documenting live events
- Offering peer-to-peer feedback
- Creating media-based conversations (audio, video, image)
- Contributing to a graded discussion with rubrics
Additional ResourcesThe Canvas Mobile Guides are a great resource for how to use the Canvas mobile apps. Please be familiar with the guides related to viewing, creating, replying to a discussion on your respective devices.
- Course enrollment opens November 1, 2016 (click here to enroll)
- Course begins on Monday November 7, 2016 @12am MST
- Course ends on Monday November 14, 2016 @ 11:59pm MST
- Biray Seitz
Community Manager at InstructureI enjoy making the community experience valuable to all Canvas users! Feel free to @message, follow, DM or email me if you have any questions at all! I'm here to help!
- Ryan Seilhamer
Instructional Designer at University of Central FloridaI have spent my entire professional career in distance learning at UCF, which has spanned 15 years. Within this time I have held different positions which include support, software development, video/audio production, and now instructional design and mobile product manager. I am currently an instructional designer involved with research related to emerging technologies and best practices for teaching and learning online. My current research interests are in the areas of mobile learning and digital textbooks where I leads the CDL Mobile Initiative (http://mobile.cdl.ucf.edu). I have published multiple journal articles, a book chapter, and numerous presentations (including three InstructureCons) related to distance learning, mobile, and eTextbooks. I won the 2014 UCF Outstanding Service Award for my work with mobile projects at UCF including UCFMobile and Instructure mobile. In 2006 I won a Telly Award for excellence in video production. My biggest strength is with the mobile apps. I have worked closely with the Instructure mobile teams since late 2012 to give feedback, test, and integrate their apps. In 2013, I started the Canvas Mobile User Group (CMUG) which now has over 100 members. I am immersed in all parts of Canvas. Being an Instructional Designer, I help my faculty case load (70 members) learn the ins and outs of Canvas and how to use it effectively. Technology plays a very important role in education. I feel we are only starting to realize the power of mobility and integration which will take us to the next level of learning. Using technology to build communities while facilitating immersive experiences is key to the next generation.
Canvas Course: https://resources.instructure.com/enroll/RD4XYF