UCR Canvas Workshop - Fall 2023

Join XCITE staff to learn how to set up exam accommodations, organize students by section and/or group, choose between classic and new quizzes, and more!

Canvas Concierge Hours

Concierge hours are back! June 26th- 30th | 11:00AM-1:00PM XCITE is here to support with your Canvas questions. Drop in during our Canvas Concierge hours to get help! Drop in for all your Canvas pedagogical questions and get ready for spring quarter. Zoom Link Zoom Link: https://ucr.zoom.us/j/92984653699

Canvas Bootcamp

Use the registration link below to sign up for our Canvas Bootcamps. Session 1: June 23, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm Session 2: June 22, 2023 | 10:00-11:30am Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyeAOuxPNdZQWle7kbprB69r6Mr2l-wCF1A1LPhoSIWQNQ4A/viewform

Annual Celebration of Teaching

Please join us to celebrate and support the teaching accomplishments of your UCR colleagues. Exciting new award presentations, news of RIDLE participation, and the Faculty Senate Distinguished Teacher honors. Look for an RSVP coming soon. Date & Time: May 31, 2023, 4:30-6:30 PM Location: XCITE Commons

Canvas Faculty Ambassadors Present: A Canvas Use Case Series

Join the Faculty Ambassadors for sessions in this “Use Case Series” of "lunch and learn" showcase events where colleagues will share their experiences with the use of Canvas. May 25th 11-12:30pm with Joab Corey (ECON) Location: zoom and xcite sandbox Register

Exploring HyFlex Perspectives Through Research and Practice: A Panel Discussion

“Exploring HyFlex Perspectives Through Research and Practice: A Panel Discussion,” scheduled for Thursday, March 9th, 2023 from 12-1:30pm. This event will be HyFlex, which means you have the option to indicate your preferred modality for participation: in-person, online, or fully asynchronously.

UCR Canvas Bootcamp Registration - Pre Spring Quarter 2023

Join XCITE staff in this 3-part workshop series repeated over the course of a week, to learn about Canvas features. The workshops will cover the following topics, and be hosted on the following days (All 12:00-1:00pm over Zoom ONLY): "Basics in Canvas” 02/27/23- New to Canvas, and not sure where to begin? Learn about the...

Teaching and Learning in the Age of ChatGPT

Join a workshop facilitated by Dr. Swati Ramani of the XCITE Center for Teaching and Learning, about Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT and how to adapt your teaching according to these tools. In this presentation, XCITE will discuss the following essential questions on how to best embrace the new AI tools: How can we...

Piazza Workshop

February 15, 1:00-2:00 pm in the XCITE Commons. Register here to join this in-person experience and learn how to use Piazza in your Canvas course. Piazza is a question-and-answer platform using a message-board platform with Wiki-style layout. Integrate it asynchronously or use it for live Q&A sessions. Post collaborative discussions - once a post or...

15th Annual "Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment" Virtual Conference

February 6 – 17, 2023 Location: All on Zoom See the "2023 Schedule of Sessions" on the conference webpage No conference fees! This conference is completely free to XCITE faculty, staff, and graduate students. XCITE has purchased institutional registration for anyone at UCR to sign up for and attend any session listed on the "2023...

Gradescope Speedgrader Workshop

February 02, 2023 @ 1:00 - 2:00 PM XCITE Commons (Rivera Library A1010A) Gradescope is a feedback and assessment tool that reduces the time associated with grading exams, homework, and other assignments. AI-assisted grading allows instructors to automatically group similar answers and grade all the answers in each group at once. Gradescope also helps with...

ADT Presents: How ChatGPT and AI will change the way that we teach

When: Tuesday, January 24th, 1pm-2pm Where: Online via Zoom (link https://ucr.zoom.us/j/91736631540?pwd=NzRTYmlweG92cW9veGxmeFR4Rm5adz09#success) Facilitator: Morris Maduro In this online panel discussion and workshop, we will describe how ChatGPT works and what its benefits and limitations are across the disciplines in higher education. At the end of 2022, the advanced chatbot ChatGPT was released. ChatGPT is a free...

Canvas Gradebook Workshop

This workshop will cover how to set up the gradebook in Canvas as well as common settings and practices you can use to manage the gradebook. Join us on January 18th at 1 p.m. as we discuss the uses of the Canvas gradebook, including how to: Set assignment weights Display options and recommended settings Upload...

Canvas Bootcamp, December 6-15, 2022

XCITE is pleased to offer an in-person and remote training workshop series on Canvas, UCR’s new Learning Management System (LMS). This “Canvas Bootcamp” will take you through Canvas features, and will be held before the Winter 2023 quarter. Canvas Winter 2023 Quarter Bootcamp is a hybrid series that will be offered in the XCITE Commons...


New Year. New Opportunities. Explore the next steps for effective and inclusive teaching and learning at the First Annual UCR Teaching and Learning Week hosted by XCITE. Join the XCITE Center for Teaching and Learning for a week of events on engaging with students and implementing innovative teaching techniques. Our first annual event’s theme is...