Lynda.com is a fantastic resource that we at the Libraries use for a lot of our tech learning needs. Lynda recently released a new courseware course, Up and Running with Canvas. This course is a fantastic introduction to some of the features of Canvas, with a few caveats with relation to Canvas at Penn. Here’s what we like, what’s different, and how to access the course.
The Lynda.com course had a few sections that went into details on items that are key to getting started or aren’t covered in our workshops. I recommend the following chapters:
- Navigating Canvas
- Course Homepage
- Setting up the course syllabus
- Adding a grading profile
- Creating assignments
- Creating quizzes
- Adding rubrics
There are some big differences with the open Canvas environment and the one we are using here at Penn.
- There’s no need to register. We’ll create your account for you.
- Courses are requested through the Site Request Form, not created in Canvas.
- Your students will be enrolled automatically.
- Using the same course with more than one section? Get in touch with us.
How do I access Lynda.com?
Several departments and schools at Penn provide access to Lynda.com. The Weigle Information Commons also has access. For more information about logging into Lynda.com at Penn, see http://www.upenn.edu/computing/lynda/