Shalon Farris

What are Best Practices for using Canvas Catalog for Webinars?

Discussion created by Shalon Farris on Jan 2, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2019 by

Our consortium is in the process of implementing Canvas Catalog for Professional Development. The majority of our professional development offerings consist of 1 hour webinars via a web conferencing service. We also offer some self-paced and online courses. These webinars and courses are usually offered once or twice each semester. 

  • How are you using Canvas Catalog for webinars that last approximately 1 hour and are conducted via a web conferencing tool?
  • What are best practices for structuring sub-accounts and courses in Canvas for Catalog courses? Is it best to create sections or individual courses each time? With the limited reporting that Canvas Catalog offers, I want to ensure that our sub-accounts and courses are structured in such a way for us to utilize Canvas reports as much as possible to help with the limitations of Canvas Catalog reports. 
  • What are best practices for pulling data for Canvas Catalog to show Return On Investment? Examples of some of the data we are interested in include:
    • Number of enrollments at a given time (so we can determine if a Catalog course should make)
    • Number of duplicated and un-duplicated enrollments per course/webinar for each semester
    • Number of facilitators/instructors along with the number of webinars/courses taught each semester
  • What are best practices for reviewing the number of enrollments at any given time to determine if a Catalog course should make? 
  • On the Catalog Analytics Dashboard, what does the "Start Date" indicate?


Thank you for your help! I look forward to learning more about how your institution is using Canvas Catalog.