Canvas

The new generation of LMS to support HKUST's Blended Learning and its future growth

In Jul 2014, the University acquired a new learning management system (LMS) – Canvas – to meet the University’s changing learning and teaching needs. This choice was based on considerable consultation with, and feedback from, faculty and instructors. This was followed by an extensive review of current LMS and bidding process from the main providers of such systems. We believe that we have found the best system to support HKUST’s future growth and blended learning initiative.

Starting Winter 2015/16, the old LMS (LMES) was made obsolete and Canvas is in its full swing. All course sites are automatically created on Canvas after the course information have been confirmed and submitted to the ARR. Sign up here if you want your Canvas course site created earlier.

Starting Spring 2015/16, all new Graduate Teaching Assistants (Research Postgraduates) are trained on Canvas. For instructors and existing Teaching Assistants, CEI offers regular workshops to prepare you for Canvas.

To prepare you for this Fall, CEI will offer a series of theme-based Canvas workshops. All faculty members and teaching staff are welcome to join the workshops.

Workshop

Learning Objectives

Schedule

Registration

Canvas Basics

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • recall the key features of Canvas
  • describe the basic elements and interface of Canvas
  • design course and its layout
  • create and manage content
  • monitor students' learning progress

Fri, 18 Aug, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Registration closed.

Tue, 10 Oct, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Registration closed.

Canvas Extended
Assessments and Grading

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • set up assignments, discussions and quizzes
  • set up quizzes to support different teaching strategies
  • set up assignment weighting
  • grade assignments using different tools and techniques
  • monitor students’ responses on quizzes

Fri, 25 Aug, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Registration closed.

Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Registration closed.

Canvas Extended
Turnitin Assignments

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • set up assignments with originality check (Turnitin)
  • grade Turnitin assignments in SpeedGrader
  • read and interpret Turnitin originality reports

Fri, 8 Sep, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Registration closed.

Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Registration closed.

Canvas Basics is a prerequisite.

Canvas Extended
Student Group Work

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • create and manage student groups
  • recall key features available for student collaboration
  • set up group assignments and discussions
  • grade group assignments
  • set up real-time collaborative sessions using Conferences

Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Registration closed.

Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Register here

Canvas Basics is a prerequisite.

The workshops will be facilitated by CEI staff Rambo Lai and May Tse and conducted in Room 6558 (Lift 29-30).


Email us at canvas@ust.hk or call #8036 if you have any enquiries on Canvas. We will be happy to assist you.