e-Learning Post Archives

  • Two Fresh Resources for Canvas Training

    Teachers may be interested in more self-paced Canvas learning management system (LMS) training before August. Share these resources with them while the time is right to learn at a more leisurely pace.

    Teachers with some Canvas Training:

    1. Use this Canvas Field Guide registration link to create your Canvas Network Account using your HallCo email address. Use the Join code below to enroll in the Canvas Field Guide course.  What is the Canvas Network? The Join code is: ****** (see your BLaST leader for the code)
    2. Once, registered, click HERE to access the Canvas Field Guide Course.

    Teachers new to HallCo/Canvas:

    1. Access the Help>Training Services Portal. If you are new to this, find a Canvas Guide HERE.
    2. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Under Learning Library complete the learning pathway “K12 First Day Ready.” A series of four badges will be generated for the participant. One certificate will be generated upon completion and could be collected by the school.

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  • 2020 Summer Courses

    2020 is our 5th year of Blended Learning June offerings, we are excited to offer Hall County teachers access to professional learning around the most effective tools to use in a blended learning setting. Online offerings open for enrollment May 22nd. All eLearning sessions are online this year. Some sessions have a synchronous component, please check your calendars in advance of signing up. As always eLearning keeps a waiting list and strives to fill any vacancies which arise, so please consider signing up for the waitlist if you were not able to get into your favorite offering. *teachers are not eligible to participate in certifications if they already hold that certification. Visit Catalog when signed into Canvas to sign up for these courses and more!          

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  • Immersive Reader

    Microsoft’s Immersive Reader

    Microsoft has a powerful tool that is making it’s way into a platform you may already be using.  It is called Immersive Reader and it is freely available in some very popular places.  FlipGrid, Canvas, Sway, and Nearpod are examples of Hall County purchases where you can already use the Immersive Reader.  Watch future developments at the Immersive Reader blog from Microsoft. Students can be taught to use this tool for themselves to regulate the support levels they need. Take this interactive tour of how your students can use this powerful tool in Office 360, Word. View this video to learn more:    

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  • Creating on Chromebooks

    We were fortunate to host Brian Buffington, Director of Instructional Technology at Pioneer RESA. Brian joined us October 16th & 18th at the Hall County Instructional Support Center to work with us on Creating with Chromebooks. Brian shared a Google Doc with the group which contained our agenda:    

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  • Canvas Training Updates

    Canvas Training has been updated!

    Hall County School District offers many ways to learn about Canvas by Instructure, our learning management system (LMS).

    Learn Canvas Face-to-Face

    Five iterations of face-to-face training:
    • June 3, 4, 5
    • August 14, 15, 16
    • October 2, 3, 4
    • January 28, 29, 30
    • March 3, 4, 5
    Each iteration offers Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced training. Each training contains activities directed by an expert from Canvas and the training contains activities that show participant competence.
    Training Descriptions:

    Beginning – Course Basics, Canvas Commons, Course Settings, Modules, Creating Content/Accessibility, Communication Tools, Assignments

    Intermediate – Assessment Tools, Outcomes and Rubrics, Group Work & Collaboration, Gradebook and Speedgrader. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Canvas Training or Growing with Canvas in Hall County online course (found in Catalog)

    Advanced – Agenda to Include: managing assessments, group work and collaboration – Google and Office, mastery paths, getting starter with Badgr. PREREQUISITE: Intermediate Canvas Training

    Learn Canvas Online, on your Own

    Online, Asynchronous Beginners Canvas course. Each month this course offers a way to work through the content on your own. See your BLaST leader for a reminder of how to sign-up in Catalog for a course as needed.
    September 2019 Online Course

    Learn On Demand with Canvas Experts

    Canvas Training Support Services You can watch videos or sign up for future, live webinars. These webinars have one expert who shows you what to do in Canvas and one Canvas expert who runs the chat window answering your questions. You need to Authorize this, much like you did the first time you used Google within Canvas. Make sure once you are logged in to look through the Learning Library and Training Calendar (below).  Your My Learning section is a listing of the sessions you have signed up for, with an option to reschedule. Register for Live Webinars Ther remain many ways for educators in our district to learn about Canvas. Follow this blog for more information and to keep up on the latest face-to-face training on our calendar.

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