The Canvas Safety Net:Securing Your Course Data and Grades

Flex ID: 
31416
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
ZOOM San Diego, CA
Presenters: 
Chris Rodgers

Join us in 'The Canvas Safety Net: Securing Your Course Content and Grades', a focused workshop designed for faculty who want to master the art of protecting their Canvas course content and grades. This session will address the dual challenges of safeguarding against data loss due to user errors and unexpected changes in course schedules. Learn about the strategic use of Canvas Development Shells to maintain control over your course content, even when faced with scheduling alterations. We will provide practical guidance on restoring courses, content sections, or specific items efficiently. The workshop also highlights the importance of regular backups and demonstrates how to export grades and course materials. By the end of this session, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to ensure that your educational materials are secure, resilient, and readily recoverable. Session Take-Aways: 1. Recognize the risks and common causes of course content and grade loss in Canvas. 2. Understand the function and benefits of Canvas Development Shells for data control. 3. Learn how to request and effectively use Canvas Development Shells. 4. Master the techniques for restoring entire courses, content sections, and individual items from a Development Shell. 5. Comprehend the importance of regular gradebook exports and course backups. 6. Acquire hands-on experience in exporting grades and entire courses from Canvas. 7. Develop a personalized strategy for periodic backups to secure course data and grades. 8. Equip yourself with the knowledge to mitigate dependency on external support for content retrieval and restoration

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