Thoughtful, effective use of technology can help you achieve your teaching goals — regardless of modality. Available to departments, committees, and other groups of faculty, Miami Online’s menu of workshops will help you leverage the power of the Canvas LMS and other tools to demonstrate student mastery, improve engagement, and more. We will provide practical tools, strategies, and resources to help you enhance your courses and support student learning.

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Examples of workshops we can provide include:

Using Outcomes to Prove Student Mastery

Canvas’ Outcomes feature is a valuable tool for tracking and improving competency or mastery. Learn how to align course-level outcomes with assignments, quizzes, and discussions through rubrics, and even tie them to program-level outcomes to align accreditation or other core standards to your programs of study.

Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI)

What does Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) mean in distance education, and how can you ensure you’re meeting the U.S. Department of Education’s policy? Explore strategies for substantive instructor-led interaction and engagement in the online space.

Quality Standards for Online Courses

There are unique differences between online and face-to-face courses. In this workshop, we’ll provide an overview of our quality standards — based on two recognized industry benchmarks with a touch of Miami’s Love and Honor. Learn how the essential elements outlined in our rubric can help you create online courses that meet accreditation requirements and provide quality learning experiences for students.

Using Canvas Analytics for Student Success

This workshop will guide attendees through the course and student data readily available in Canvas. Learn how to access and use Canvas analytics to monitor student progress, identify student support needs, and improve your course design. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to leverage Canvas analytics to support student success and enhance your teaching effectiveness.

Kaltura Video Quizzes in Canvas

Engage your students and improve their learning outcomes by leveraging video quizzes to increase active learning and enable measurement. We’ll show you how to create interactive video quizzes within Canvas using the Kaltura (My Media) integration. We’ll cover best practices for using video quizzes to assess student learning and provide feedback.

Canvas Training for Graduate Assistants

Designed specifically for graduate assistants who will be using Canvas to support their teaching responsibilities, participants will master the basics of Canvas for creating and managing course content, communicating with students, and assessing student learning.

Making the Most of Canvas

Whether you are new to Canvas or an experienced user, this customizable workshop provides practical tips and strategies to help you make the most of this powerful LMS. Learn more about Canvas features of your choosing, such as:

  • Groups, Sections, and Peer Review in Canvas
  • Maximizing Canvas Settings for Flexibility (extend courses, accommodations)
  • Academic Integrity in Canvas (remote proctoring, plagiarism detection)