As UW-Madison transitions from D2L and Moodle to Canvas, I’ve been hosting weekly Active Teaching Labs that feature:
- Early-adopting faculty sharing their stories (successes, challenges, frustrations, workarounds, etc.) of using Canvas tools.
- Independent, guided, hands-on experience through Activity Sheets (example) on each theme.
- Quality Q&A and discussion about the pedagogical aspects of the tools and their use —informed by the hands-on experience.
It’s been moderately successful with about ~15 coming each week. Afterward, we create a simple recap with takeaways and videos of the lab. I invite you to check them out on our home page, or YouTube playlist.