Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at https://instructure.adobeconnect.com/canvaslivesessions/
Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:30 PM, MST (America/Denver)
In this session we will discuss issues related to being a faculty or student Android user, and the importance of including these users in local training and help materials. We will demo how the Android version of the Canvas App differs from the iOS version, offering multiple perspectives on the Canvas user experience. We hope to collect feedback about how your institutions accommodate Android users, and how we as Canvas Trainers can best continue to support these efforts.
Our Canvas Training Team presents the T2T Series ('Train 2 Train'). This monthly series is designed for those wonderful folks who are in the position of training their faculty and/or staff on using Canvas. Every month, we'll discuss and ask for feedback on various topics and features in Canvas. Why... cuz we 'get' what you do... and we want you to keep doing it!
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- Erin Keefe
Training Team Lead at InstructureCanvas Trainer. Eighteen years in public school education - brick and mortar, online, and school administration. I love adopting animals, vacationing by the water, and college basketball. ______ At my heart - I am a teacher. When I was hired for my first English teaching job, in an inner city school district, the secretary gave me a set of keys and a map for how to get to my new classroom. When I unlocked the door I was met with an abundance of light from a large bank of windows highlighting the freshly waxed floors, rows of tables and chairs, and empty bookshelves. No textbooks, no supplies, no nothing. Surely this had to be a mistake? I quickly found out it was not. I also quickly found out that I can handle just about anything. Cutting my teeth in that room, in that district, with those students was the best thing that ever happened to me. I am resilient. I solve problems. I think on my feet. I am not afraid of challenges. And, at my heart, I am a teacher. This has served me well throughout my many transitions in my career. I found myself interviewing for a teaching position at cyber charter school in December 2004. I had, up to that point, made exactly one PowerPoint. Just like that, I was the only English teacher for this brand new cyber charter school. Everything was online, I taught every grade from 7 through 12, and I was in love with what technology could do for these students. I have seen it tear down walls between students and teachers, build students up who previously had no hope, and provide tremendous opportunities for children, teachers, and parents. That position allowed me to stretch in ways that I never imagined. In addition to teaching students I had the opportunity to also I design professional development for teachers who were on the cutting edge of education. I also project managed a change to a new learning management system. I know the power of educational technology, the importance of a teacher, the ability to reach through a computer screen and grab a student’s heart for learning - no matter his or her age.
- 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.
- David Stokowski
Canvas Trainer at InstructureI have been using Canvas as an instructor since 2012. My academic background is in the sciences with degrees in Atmospheric Science (MS) and Chemistry (BS). I have 8 years of higher ed teaching experience in both university and community college settings, as well as one year as a K12 teacher.