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Course package: Basic

In our basic course package, we focus on the elementary functions of Canvas, Zoom and Studio. Canvas is Lund University's learning platform: the centre of our digital teaching practice, perfect for hosting structuring course content. Zoom provides our teachers and students the opportunity to host lectures, have seminars or organise distance meetings, while  Studio is Canvas tool for video management.

After completing workshops in this educational package, you should have a basic understanding of how to begin using each of these digital learning environments. All our workshops are offered frequently throughout the semester, and can also be specially provided for a group, or held in English, if required. None of our workshops in the basic package require registration, and each take around three and a half hours to complete. You are welcome to attend these workshops as many times as you need.

Workshop 1: Getting started with Canvas

We go through Canvas' interface, focusing on how to build a course structure and how to add content such as text, images, links and movies. You will be taught both how to issue assignments and how to give feedback. The workshop is given via Zoom and goes for around 90 minutes.

Workshop 2: Drop-in workshop Zoom 

Here we take you through Zoom from the bottom up: how to log in, create meetings and adjust your personal settings so that they suit you best. We introduce all of the buttons in the Zoom window, and talk about what options there are for security settings, screen sharing, etc. This workshop is given on Zoom and takes around 75 minutes.

Workshop 3: Studio intro – the video platform in Canvas

Here you will be welcomed to an introductory demonstration of Studio. Studio is the video platform for teaching and learning that is directly integrated into Canvas. In Studio you can manage video in many different ways. However, Studio isn’t just a great place to upload your lecture recordings, for example, but also to create, manage and insert video directly in your Canvas course. You can also share your videos so that they can be published on websites and blogs, both within LU and for the public. In this review, we show these basics, along with other tips and tricks, like how to subtitle your video. The workshop is given on Zoom and takes around 60 minutes.