Canvas for Collaboration
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Canvas for Collaboration

Canvas makes collaborative learning, planning, building, and writing fun and effective
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Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 5/2017
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How Canvas works for many different applications
  • Canvas and collaborative activities for academic applications
  • Using Canvas for event planning
  • Using Canvas for building a product with distributed team members
  • How to collaborate to demonstrate learning goals and compliance
  • How to assess the end products of collaborations
  • Collaborating using different types of media
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  • To fully benefit from the coverage included in this course, you will need:
  • Prior working knowledge of Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, YouTube) and Google Drive
  • HTML
  • Prior working knowledge of Audacity or other audio editing programs
  • Prior working knowledge of image editing programs
  • Prior working knowledge of video recording and editing programs
  • This course has the following software requirements:
  • An account with Canvas
  • An account with Google, with access to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • Audacity (downloadable at SourceForge)
  • This course has been tested on the following system configuration:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 Ghz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
  • Video Card: 256MB Video Memory

Welcome to Canvas for Collaboration. Canvas is both a learning management solution and a virtual learning environment that has been adopted by organizations of all kinds. Its flexibility and ease of use are unparalleled, and it has proved especially useful in situations where collaboration between individuals and in groups, with feedback on many different levels, is a must. You'll learn how to use Canvas for collaboration in academic institutions,, as well as organizations, companies, and in distributed teams that come together for a defined purpose such as fund-raising, planning an event, or building a product.

Susan Smith Nash is involved in the design, development, and administration of e-learning and m-learning programs for learners pursuing degrees, certification, credentialing, and professional development. Her current research interests include the effective design of competency-based education, knowledge management, knowledge transfer, and leadership. Her articles and columns have appeared in magazines and refereed journals. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, and in addition to e-learning, Nash has also been involved in international economic development training, interdisciplinary studies, interdisciplinary petroleum geosciences programs, and sustainable business and career training. Her book, Leadership and the E-Learning Organization, was co-authored with George Henderson, and published by Charles Thomas and Sons. Her most recent books include E-Learning Success: From Courses to Careers, and E-Learner Survival Guide, Texture Press. Her edublog, E-Learning Queen  has received numerous awards and

Who is the target audience?
  • Trainers, professors, administrators, team members, managers in organizations, corporations, and academic institutions
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Collaborative Learning Environments
8 Lectures 40:18

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 08:30

This video introduces you to Canvas and collaboration. It also defines collaboration.

Overview of Collaborative Learning Environments

Demonstrate how Canvas uniquely supports learning through collaboration.

Learning Advantages of Collaboration

Building learning outcomes in Canvas and how to tie them to specific collaborative assessments and activities. Learning outcomes for effective course design.

Creating Learning Outcomes in Canvas

This unit shows you how Discussion Boards work in Canvas and how they can be set up for collaborations.

Discussion Boards in Canvas

This unit explains wikis, how they are used to collaborate, and how people learn by working together to create wikis.

Wikis in Canvas

This unit shows you how to create collaborative presentation in Canvas.

Collaborative Presentations in Canvas

This unit explains how to optimize the learning experience by building excellent learning objectives.

Collaborations and Learning Objectives – In-Depths
Group Projects
6 Lectures 30:13

Recognize the uses of discussion boards in Canvas, how to use discussion boards to optimize collaboration, and how to set up up collaborative prompts.

Preview 03:16

How to take advantage of the unique attributes of a wiki with Canvas, how wikis work, and how to set them up in Canvas?

Setting Up a Wiki in Canvas

How to set up an account in Google and use Google Docs and using it within Canvas?

Using Google Docs in Canvas

How to incorporate audio files for collaboration in Canvas, and When to use audio files in collaboration?

Collaboration with Audio Files

This video covers collaborating with video in several different ways, methods of using video using cloud services, types of cloud video applications, and sharing the files in YouTube.

Collaboration with YouTube Videos

We will be creating presentations collaboratively, understanding purposes of collaborative presentations, using Powerpoint or Google Slides for collaboration, and using cloud-based apps for collaboration.

Building a Group Presentation
Group Editing Best Practices
6 Lectures 30:39

How to maintain netiquette and civility during potentially sensitive collaboration? We have the technology, now we need the people skills! Create supportive atmosphere for optimal conditions for collaboration.

Preview 04:08

How to effectively edit a text document collaboratively and how to edit in Google Docs within Canvas?

Group Editing a Text Document

Use Google Slides or other program for collaborative presentations. Need to collaborate for presentation—each team member has a separate talent/role.

Group Editing a Presentation

How to edit a photo using Google photos do it collaboratively? Team members need to modify/contribute to graphics.

Editing Graphics Using Google Photos

Building audio files and collaborating using Audacity. Create audio files, collaborate using open source software, and use Google Drive for sharing.

Editing Audio Using Audacity

Building video files and collaborating using YouTube. Need to be able to add captions to videos.

Editing Video Using YouTube's Editing
5 Lectures 28:17

Using Canvas to set up groups for collaborative activities with organizations such as churches, not-for-profit organizations, and professional associations.

Preview 04:15

How to effectively access edit a spreadsheet document collaboratively using Google sheets? Different ways of setting up spreadsheets for scheduling, planning, collaborating in project, and event planning.

Google Sheets for Project, Event, and Strategic Planning

Use Google Forms within Google Docs for collaborative forms that we can use for many different purposes, including events. Reviewing the modifiable templates that exist in Google.

Google Forms for Event Registration and Feedback

How to collaborate synchronously? Bringing together individuals / group members in a webinar and then archiving it. Need to have a way to interact in a “live” timeframe.

Using Big Blue Button for Webinars

How to create graphics and collaborate the graphics using a graphics/drawing program that is part of the Google family? Different ways to add text, modify colors, change sizes, import files, and collaborate using Google Drawing. Use Google Drive for sharing.

Graphics Using Google Drawing
Collaboratively Building Outcome Based Training for Corporations and Business Or
5 Lectures 30:24

Collaboratively Building Training that focuses on corporate outcomes.

Preview 05:58

Use Sheets for Strategic planning – set up announcements to the group members when they do something.

Using Google Sheets Event, Project, and Strategic Planning

Use Big Blue Button for Webinar Series.

Big Blue Button for Webinar Series (Training)

Discussion Board for Project Planning with different groups that need to communicate quickly and come to agreement. In this video, we will discuss about discussion board threads for collaborative project planning.

Discussion Board for Project Planning

Use Module to create collaborative learning modules that incorporate discussion.

Using Canvas for Creating Collaborative Learning Modules
Compliance Training
5 Lectures 29:56

Collaboratively Building Training for compliance (For example, legal protections for people with disabilities).

Preview 05:05

Use Pages to set up a Wiki assignment so that people can collaboratively create content that is used later (or assessed).

Using Pages to Create a Wiki

Use Big Blue Button for providing live training and then archiving for on-demand replay/training.

Big Blue Button Webinars for Compliance Training

Use “Quiz” within Canvas to allow learners to demonstrate they have achieved learning goals. Set up and use “practice quiz” to prepare.

Collaboratively Developing Assessments for Quiz

UUse Quiz to develop surveys that can be used for needs assessments, satisfaction, and evaluation. They can be graded or ungraded.

Using Quiz to Create a Survey for a Needs Assessment or Satisfaction Survey
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