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We recognize that everyone learns in different ways.  For that reason, training on IvyLearn will be conducted using a mix of self-paced web content, online webinars and on campus face-to-face training.  

Self-Paced & Self-Exploration

For those who want a self-paced online web course this exceptional Self-Paced course from the company that built Canvas is a great use of your time.  For instructors new to Ivy Tech (or for those who wish to recertify specifically in IvyLearn) we will begin offering ILRN 101 - a replacement for BBRD 101 in March, 2017.  

If you want to explore topics on your own consider reviewing the Canvas Guides and joining the Canvas Community.  In addition to the global Canvas Community, Ivy Tech has a private Canvas Community that we also encourage you to join.  The private community will house cheat sheets, answers to frequently asked questions and much more!

Instructor Led Webinars

On this page you can browse the calendar of all Statewide Training webinars (note all times are eastern in the calendar below).  To see a description and the registration link for that training session you can click the name of event in the calendar below.  If you'd prefer to browse by session title, scroll down to see descriptions of each webinar and to register (use the quick links here to jump directly to the section of the page describing that type of session). Check back frequently for updates and additions.  Not able to attend a session?  Recordings of webinars will be added to this page within 7 days following the last scheduled session of that event.

Face to Face/On-Campus Training

Check with your regional SuperUsers and Online Technology Team for the schedule of on campus events and training.

IvyLearn On Tour

IvyLearn may be coming to a college event or activity you're attending. We're available to do additional sessions at your event.  Contact a member of the Center for Instructional Technology team for more information (email address is c4it at ivytech dot edu).



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Function Junction

Function junction sessions provide quick introductions to short introductory tasks in IvyLearn.  These sessions are normally no more than 30 minutes in length, but they are one hit wonders - catch them once and then they are gone (don't worry though - we love to listen to ourselves sing in the shower so we'll always a recording within seven days after each session!).

Intended audience:

  • Faculty & staff who want a quick view of something and then want to explore it mostly on their own.
  • Faculty & staff who may already have experience with Canvas (the tool that powers IvyLearn) at another institution but who want a brief introduction to a feature perhaps not used at the other institution.
  • Faculty & staff who prefer shorter learning segments and then time to explore and test things independently.

Episode 1: Let's Log In!

Description:  Log in to IvyLearn, learn basic navigation and create your profile.

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Episode 2: Get Notified!

Description:  Learn how to customize your notification settings in IvyLearn.  

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Episode 3: What You See & What Students See!

Description: Students and instructors don't always have the same view and one of the most important places to understand that is the Course Card and Calendar Connection.

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Episode 4: What You See Is What You Get!

Description: The text editor in IvyLearn is a powerful content creation tool.  Learn it's most important features.

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IvyLearn Fundamentals

IvyLearn Fundamentals are one hour sessions designed to give you an overview of a specific set of features.  Sessions are scheduled in a "lunch and learn" format - you bring the lunch - we'll help you learn!  Sessions are offered several times in one week.  We may add more sessions as time allows, but we'll always post a recording within seven days following the last currently scheduled session in case none of those times work for you.

Intended audience: 

  • Faculty & staff who will use IvyLearn (so everyone!).  These sessions are the bread and butter of our training program for IvyLearn and are appropriate to all faculty and staff who will use the tool - whether for teaching classes or managing an organization.

IvyLearn Fundamentals: Navigating the Global Interface

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will learn how to navigate the global interface and how to identify global interface features.

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Download the Additional Function Junction Handout
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IvyLearn Fundamentals: Navigating the Course Interface

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will learn how to navigate the course interface, explore the statewide course template and customize various settings for their course.

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Download the additional Function Junction Handout

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IvyLearn Fundamentals: How to Add Course Content

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will learn how to update the syllabus, how to add course content (non-graded items) such as pages, how to add assignments, which includes quizzes, discussions and online submissions. There will also be a grade center overview.

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IvyLearn Fundamentals: How to Add and Use Apps and Third Party Content

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will learn how easy it is to add "apps" within the IvyLearn environment. We'll also cover the basics of connecting to third party content such as Cengage, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill.

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IvyLearn Fundamentals: How to Import Content

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will learn the best practices for importing course content from the Canvas Commons and from Blackboard.

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IvyLearn Fundamentals: An Introduction to Using Google Tools in IvyLearn

Description: In this one hour presentation, participants will learn how Google is implemented and utilized in IvyLearn. Topics will include Google Drive and Google Hangouts.

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Bonus: How to add a Google Extension on your Chrome Browser to see Hangout notifications
https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/6127720?hl=en&visit_id=1-636269223789284069-369987775&rd=1

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IvyLearn Instructor Workflows

IvyLearn Instructor Workflows are one hour sessions designed to share tips and tools specifically for faculty who will be teaching with IvyLearn.  Sessions are scheduled in a "lunch and learn" format - you bring the lunch - we'll help you learn!  Sessions are offered several times in one week.  We may add more sessions as time allows, but we'll always post a recording within seven days following the last currently scheduled session in case none of those times work for you.

Intended audience: 

  • Faculty who will be teaching with IvyLearn 

IvyLearn Instructor Workflow: Communication Tools

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will explore IvyLearn Communication tools and strategies for implementing them in the learning environment.

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IvyLearn Instructor Workflow: An Introduction to the Gradebook and Speedgrader

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will explore grade center features and the SpeedGrader.

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IvyLearn Instructor Workflow: Personalizing Your Course

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will learn how to find, add, and create supplemental learning activities. While the intended audience is those teaching statewide online courses, there will be tips and tricks appropriate to all faculty in this webinar.

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IvyLearn Instructor Workflow: Discussions and Rubrics

Description: In this one-hour presentation, participants will learn how to facilitate an online discussion and offer student grading feedback using the rubric tool.

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IvyLearn Faculty Connection

Led for faculty by faculty, Faculty Connection session presenters are encouraged to go deeper into describing and showing how IvyLearn works for them or how they extend the power of IvyLearn through connection to other sites and tools.

Faculty connection sessions will be listed on the calendar above based on presenter availability.  We'll list past sessions here and include a link to a recording of each.  Interested in presenting a Faculty Connection webinar?  Email Cathy Long (klong at ivytech dot edu).


IvyLearn Q & A

You've got questions...we've got answers. In these office hour style sessions drop in and come as you are.  Ask anything you want, play stump the presenter.  The IvyLearn team will be on hand to try to answer every question you have.  Scheduled for two hours on several Fridays these are a great time to get a really specific burning question answered.  Session times do run for two hours but you can drop in for just one specific question and then leave.  No formal presentation will be given during these sessions. Note: Because of the nature of these sessions we may not be able to make recordings available.

Intended Audience:  Anyone with a question about IvyLearn.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6031723258607801090 (Register for one or all of the sessions - completely up to you.  Remember - no formal presentation in these sessions - this is just a time to get your burning questions answered.)


IvyLearn Content Partner Webinars

Content Partner Webinars feature presentations by many of our partners who will demonstrate how to use their tools with IvyLearn

Intended Audience: If you have an interest or a need to know more about a specific tool, this is the place for you.

Integrating Pearson Products in IvyLearn

Description: A Pearson representative will provide a brief overview of Pearson products and specific steps on how Pearson is used in IvyLearn.

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How to Use Tutor.com

Description: A Tutor.com representative will provide a brief overview of the Tutor.com product and specific steps on how Tutor.com is used in IvyLearn.

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Implementing Cengage Content

Description: This is designed to help faculty learn how to set-up their courses for the semester using publisher content.

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Implementing McGraw-Hill Content

Description: This is designed to help faculty learn how to set-up their courses for the semester using publisher content.

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Using Respondus Tools in IvyLearn

Description: Participants will learn how to use Respondus tools in IvyLearn. Topics will include: How to use Respondus 4.0 to move content from Blackboard to IvyLearn and How to utilize Lockdown Browser.

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How to Set Up Your Course Using Pearson Materials

Description: This is designed to help faculty learn how to set-up their courses for the semester using publisher content.

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How to Set Up Your Course Using Cengage Materials

Description: This is designed to help faculty learn how to set-up their courses for the semester using publisher content.

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How to Set Up Your Course Using McGraw-Hill Materials

Description: This is designed to help faculty learn how to set-up their courses for the semester using publisher content.

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Sneak Peek: Getting to Know IvyLearn

Description: Faculty are encouraged to take this one hour, guided tour of the new IvyLearn, Canvas Learning Management System. Participants will see some of the great features of the new LMS, have a chance to hear answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and learn a bit more about the roll out plan for the new LMS.

Register: There are no Sneak Peek sessions currently scheduled.  You can see a recording of our final session here, and/or view the transcript.
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What's New in IvyLearn?

Description: Faculty can watch these videos to learn about new features in IvyLearn.

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