SITT is full, but other Canvas learning opportunities abound

This year’s Summer Institute on Teaching with Technology (SITT) is now full, but faculty who want to learn about UC Davis Canvas or explore other academic technology on campus have additional opportunities to get the information they need.

The first is the “Canvas boot camp” on Sept. 13-14, designed for instructors using UC Davis Canvas this fall. Like SITT, its three basic sessions and one advanced session could fill up early, so interested faculty should sign up soon.

Ongoing opportunities for in-person training and assistance include workshops, drop-in hours, and “Getting Started with Canvas” sessions. This schedule has more information. Find online resources in the “Instructor Resources for Learning How to Use Canvas” section on the home page at canvas.ucdavis.edu.

The Move to Canvas project group is also offering to present information about UC Davis Canvas to groups of faculty in individual departments or programs. Chairs, associate deans, and management service officers in campus departments should watch for an email from Learning Management System Program Manager Todd Van Zandt, or contact him at tavanzandt@ucdavis.edu.

If your interest extends beyond Canvas, you might subscribe to The Wheel, the academic technology blog produced by Academic Technology Services. It routinely announces Friday noontime presentations on different aspects of integrating technology with instruction – the 2015-16 lineup included the ChemWiki, collaborative research and writing in a class of 70 students, and Inclusive Access.

Don’t overlook EdTech Commons, a campus resource designed specifically for UC Davis instructors.

And if you’re already planning for next year, Information and Educational Technology should have news about SITT 2017 by early next summer.