By David Simpson

The 2022 Faculty Summer Conference on May 17 offers ODU instructors a day of concentrated learning about Canvas, the University's new learning management system. You can plan your day by registering now for the sessions you want to attend.

The Center for Learning and Teaching's free conference, "Reimagining the Student Learning Experience With Canvas," takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom, with bonus face-to-face workshops at Gornto Hall. Hosts, presenters and guests will explore the exciting possibilities of Canvas for educating our students.

Zoom presentations include:

Beyond Accessibility: Leveraging Canvas for Inclusive Design

We Don't Talk About Classic Quizzes: Why New Quizzes Are Superior to Classic Quizzes

Canvas Commons: Find and Incorporate Open/Affordable Course Materials into Canvas

Can't Touch This: The Limitations of Canvas's Accessibility Checker

Creating Connections Together: Creating Shared Resources for Student Success via the Canvas Commons

Practical Tips and Tricks for Instructors: Hidden Gems of Canvas

Bringing Together Student Assignments and Collaborations in Canvas

Tips for Testing in STEM Courses Using Canvas

Making Lecture Slides in HTML

Isn't It Iconic? Using Icons in a Canvas Course to Facilitate Student Engagement

Tainted Love: Blackboard vs. Canvas

We Are the Champions: A Canvas Panel Discussion with Faculty Champions

Campus workshops include:

Getting Started with Canvas

Create Your New Course in Canvas

Canvas Assignments and Assessments

How to Use and Customize the Canvas Course Template

Canvas SpeedGrader and Grades

Updating Your Migrated Course in Canvas

Breakfast will be served in Gornto Hall from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and lunch from noon to 1 p.m. In addition, there will be a prize drawing at day's end; both online and on-campus attendees may participate.

For more information, visit the conference website. If you have questions, please email

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