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Canvas LEAD (Learn, Explore, and Design)

Join us May 2nd in Hodges Library

Prepare for your summer and fall courses. Become a Canvas LEADer! Join us as we present Canvas topics and important tool updates that will help you effectively use your course site to engage students and raise achievement.

NOTE: Room 212 and 252 are located in the first hallway after Starbucks.

Agenda: Room 212

8:30 – 9:30am Canvas Studio
9:30 – 10:30am OIT Course Template
10:30 – 11:30am Academic Integrity
11:30am – 1:00pm BREAK
1:00 – 2:00pm Instructional Design Services
2:00 – 2:30pm Enhancements
2:30 – 3:00pm Online@UT (Canvas) Resource Guide
3:00 – 4:00pm Badges
4:00 – 4:30pm WRAP-UP

Agenda: Room 252

8:30 – 9:30am OIT Course Template
9:30 – 10:30am Instructional Design Services
10:30 – 11:30am Badges
11:30am – 1:00pm BREAK
1:00 – 2:00pm Academic Integrity
2:00 – 2:30pm Canvas Studio
2:30 – 3:00pm Enhancements
3:00 – 4:00pm Online@UT (Canvas) Resource Guide

Academic Integrity

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An essential feature of the University of Tennessee is a commitment to maintaining an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and academic honesty. Learn how you can use various tools within Online@UT (Canvas) to help maintain an honest academic atmosphere in your online courses.


Are you looking to gamify your Canvas course? Do you want to award badges to students who complete online learning objectives? Join us as we lead you through a Canvas course that uses badges to reward students who complete assigned course tasks. You will also learn all of the necessary steps needed to create badges in your own courses.


Join us as we reveal and illustrate system enhancements employed in Online@UT (Canvas) over the past academic school year.

Instructional Design Services

Whether you need help learning how to use an online teaching tool or advice on converting your face-to-face course to online, we’re here to help. Learn how OIT partners with faculty and instructors to help with the design of their course; rethink or recommend relevant technologies; and ultimately create quality instruction, positive learner experiences and student success. What are the benefits of working with us? We’ll help you or we’ll do it all for you. We continually research and explore technology and best practices and can help you quickly arrive at the best solutions for you and your students.

New Gradebook

Starting with the Summer 2019 semester, your Canvas courses will be switching to an improved version of the Gradebook. Learn how the new Gradebook makes grading more flexible and intuitive and elevates the Gradebook user experience.

OIT Course Template

Our Course Design & Delivery support team put together a course template that you can use to jumpstart the development of your online course(s). Come take a look and see how easy it will work for you!

Online@UT (Canvas) Resource Guide

Explore our new Canvas Resource Guide for faculty and students! The Online@UT (Canvas) Resource Guide course site is a “living repository” that supports all members of the UTK community as they utilize our campus learning management system. Content includes how-to guides for faculty and students, a global announcement archive, new features, best practice suggestions, and much more!


Canvas Studio is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media. Studio’s interface lets students and instructors engage with media content by commenting directly on the media timeline. Students can learn from each other’s insights as well as from the instructor’s direction and feedback.

Studio is a more video‑centric, interactive way to approach e-learning. Where video‑as‑a‑learning‑tool has typically been one‑way and passive, Studio makes learning an active, collaborative, impactful two-way street. Are you ready? (Your learners are.)