During the 2018-19 academic year,  Circles of Innovation will continue to do our best to help faculty make the most of the Blackboard to Canvas transition. However, this year, we are going to shake things up a bit and try a new model.

Inspired by YouTube, Netflix, and our collective preference for binge watching, we are trying something new. Although not available quite yet, the image below will soon transport you to the Circles of Innovation On Demand Course in Canvas (Click here or on the image below to sign up – the link will take you to Atlas where you can log in and sign up). In this course, you will be able to binge watch on the Digi-Know Series, sign up for and participate in Special Topics Webinars, and Deep Dive into your own On Demand personal learning. Our Webinar dates and times are listed below. Remember though, this year you have to sign up for the Course to have access.

Using the Canvas GradeBook: Tips, Tricks & Best Practices

Webinar Description: This action packed 1hr webinar was designed to share tips, tricks, and best practices for using the Canvas GradeBook to speed up work flows and help teachers better communicate with students. We will feature the New GradeBook; model a variety of quizzes, assignments, and assessment practices, and the easiest workflows for adding them to the GradeBook; demonstrate techniques for using SpeedGrader to enhance efficiency and improve communication with students; Showcase a variety of little known GradeBook features; and provide for hands on and Q&A time.


Tuesday Oct 16th @ 1pm

Saturday Oct 20th @ 1pm

Thursday Nov 1st @ 1pm

Monday Nov 26th @ 8pm

Enhanced Visuals: Best Practices for Images in Canvas

Webinar Description: It has been said that a “Picture Paints 1000 Words.” Yeah, but how best can I get that picture into my Canvas Course. This fast paced webinar is designed to share best practices for finding, creating and using images in Canvas. Learn the best tools and resources for creating and embedding both static and dynamic images and videos in Canvas. Also, all participants will receive a FREE Pro License for Thing Link.


Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 6pm

Saturday, Oct 27 @ 10am

Tuesday, Nov 13 @ 1pm

Video Discussions with FlipGrid

Webinar Description: Students today frequently communicate with apps like Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts, Instagram, Snapchat, Marco Polo, & House Party. These new mediums of information exchange allow for short video chats, video messages, and live video calls. FlipGrid (Now owned by Microsoft) is a free teacher tool that can be plugged in to your Canvas course and allow for enhanced communication, assessment and more. This 1hour, hand-on webinar is designed to get you up and running with FlipGrid


Wednesday, Nov 14 @ 6pm

Tuesday, Nov 27 @ 7pm

Thursday, Dec 6 @ 1pm

Webinar Offerings Currently in Development

  • Enhanced Communication Channels in Canvas
  • Screencasting with Canvas
  • Wide Open: Exploring OER in Canvas
  • Video Quizzing: Harnessing the Power of Kaltura in Canvas