Category Archives: Software Training and Support Updates

Box: Repackaged with New User Interface

The Box file sharing application shipped out a truckload of new user features today. According to Box, these features include both major and minor changes to the interface.

One of the first things you may notice when logging into box.psu.edu is the lighter colors. But, Box made changes to many other areas of the website including major improvements like an upgraded search and better options for collaboration and sharing to minor changes such as adjustments to the shared link settings and changes to how your folders and files are viewed.

Take a look at some of the highlights of the new Box experience in this video.
https://cloud.app.box.com/v/newboxexperience

Canvas: COE Offering a Helping Hand in Transition

Penn State is in the process of phasing out the ANGEL Learning Management System and welcoming Canvas as its successor. To assist in the transition process, the College of Engineering has a variety of opportunities and resources available to you.

Quick Start Training

The College has developed a hands-on workshop to assist faculty in moving their courses from ANGEL to Canvas. The workshop provides a small group-style session with the opportunity to quickly learn the basics of Canvas.

One session remains in the Fall 2016 semester: Nov. 7 from 1 – 4 p.m. More sessions will be scheduled for the Spring 2017 semester. Use the registration link below to be notified when new sessions are added.

Canvas Quick Start sessions are held in the College of Engineering Training Lab (153J Hammond). Space is limited and RSVPs are required via the COE Canvas training registration page.

Canvas Work Sessions

Need to get to work on your course in Canvas but think you might need a hand along the way? The training staff will be available at these times so you can work at your own pace with help close at hand:

  • November 2: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • November 10: 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • November 14: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

All work sessions are held in the College of Engineering Training Lab (153J Hammond). RSVPs are not required, but you can send the training team an email to let them know any specific questions or concerns you have ahead of time.

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October & November COE Canvas Support

The College of Engineering has many resources available for those making the switch to Canvas.

COE Quick Start Trainings

The College has developed a hands-on workshop to assist faculty in moving their courses from ANGEL to Canvas. The workshop provides a small group style session with the opportunity to quickly learn the basics of Canvas.

These session are held in the College of Engineering Training Lab (153J Hammond). Spaces are limited and are available on a first-come basis.

  • Oct. 20 – 9am-12pm
  • Oct. 25 – 1pm-4pm
  • Nov. 7 – 1pm-4pm

Register for one of these sessions at – https://sites.psu.edu/coecanvas/training/

COE Self-Guided Quick Start to Canvas

COE Self-Guided Quick Start: This is the online version of our workshop. It’s self-paced and available 24/7. It’s a great place to begin your training and to reference specific Canvas topics.

Canvas Work Sessions

Need to get to work on your course in Canvas, but think you might need a hand along the way? The COE Training Lab (153J Hammond) and the training staff will be available at the following times. Work at your own pace with help close at hand!

  • Oct. 21 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Oct. 24 – 10am-12pm
  • Nov. 2 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Nov. 10 – 10am-12pm
  • Nov. 14 – 1:30-4:30

For more resources – Visit the COE Canvas Resources site. Contact the COE Training Services team at training@engr.psu.edu or your Canvas Liasions – Tom Litzinger, Meg Handley or Vikki Gearhart.