COFFEE for Staff

July 4, 2022

COFFEE for Staff

We are excited to announce a special edition of the Clemson Online Furthering Faculty Education and E-Learning series: COFFEE for Staff! This short, self-paced course is for staff who use Canvas for departmental operations.

What you will do

You will practice and be able to do the following:

  • “Identify appropriate tools for creating content within a Canvas site.”
  • “Apply best practices for accessibility, design, and organizational issues.”
  • “Plan and create several Canvas elements for [one of two] Tracks.”¹

Specifically, you will learn about:

  • Creating pages in Canvas to display content and setting a Home Pages.
  • Linking external storage systems (e.g. OneDrive or Google Drive).
  • Creating knowledge check quizzes for orientations.

Features of COFFEE for Staff

  • Complete the course at your own pace: no due dates or stress!
  • Two learning tracks: creating a resources center or creating virtual orientations. Take one or both!
  • Completion certificates are available after completion of all assigned tasks and upon request from Clemson Online.
  • You get to keep your work in the course and use it as a Sandbox Canvas site for you to use at your discretion.

How to Enroll

For questions or to enroll, email

Upcoming Events and Live Training


Special Kaltura Training

If you missed out on our special Kaltura Training series and you would like to attend live virtual training on everything you need to get started with Kaltura, please see the schedule and links below. If you would like to watch the previously recorded May Kaltura training, then please visit our Kaltura training playlist.

Kaltura Basics I is an overview of Kaltura and how you can interact with it. It will introduce you to the difference between accessing Kaltura through Canvas and MediaSpace, the difference between My Media and Course Videos, adding an existing video to Kaltura, adding a collaborator (sharing a video), and embedding a video in Canvas. Be sure to register for Basics II, Advanced I, and Advanced II to learn even more about Kaltura! Facilitated by Gray Jackson, Learning Technology Specialist. For questions about this training, please email James Butler.

Kaltura Basics II is a demonstration of using Kaltura to create videos. It will cover accessing the Kaltura recorder, creating a video using the recorder, basic video edits, accessing your created video, and adding machine-generated captioning. Be sure to register for Advanced I & Advanced II to learn more about Kaltura!  Facilitated by Gray Jackson, Learning Technology Specialist. For questions about this training, please email James Butler.

Kaltura Advanced I is dedicated to creating interactive quizzes in your Kaltura videos. After this training, you will be able to create a quiz in Kaltura, add a video quiz as an assignment in Canvas, access quiz results, and use the Kaltura dropbox to let students submit videos. Be sure to register for Advanced II to learn more about Kaltura! Facilitated by Gray Jackson, Learning Technology Specialist. For questions about this training, please email James Butler.

Kaltura Advanced II focuses on quality pedagogy when using Kaltura. After this session, you will be able to implement best practices for using Kaltura and you will be able to explain how to use Kaltura to enhance your class.  Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist. For questions about this training, please email James Butler.

Quick Hits: Grouping Canvas Assignments – Assignment groups can be a great way to add weight to the grades in your courses. Join us as we explain and demonstrate how to group assignments in Canvas. We will also discuss how to provide online testing accommodations for different learning styles. Facilitated by Axel Ruiz and Gray Jackson, Learning Technology Specialists.

Workshop Wednesday: Easy HTML for Canvas Design Obstacles – A meaningfully organized and formatted course is foundational to successful online teaching. Canvas Pages offer some means to help with formatting your course content, but some design obstacles can persistently remain in the way of formatting the way that you wish. In this Workshop Wednesday, you will learn easy HTML codes, how to insert them, and what they do to help you overcome five design obstacles. This workshop is for anyone using Canvas to teach content of any kind and who is comfortable with basic Canvas Page editing. Facilitated by Laura Scott, Instructional Designer.

Quick Hits: Canvas Quizzes and Academic Integrity – Are you interested in learning how to secure your online tests and quizzes? Join us for a quick look at tools to help you ensure academic integrity in your classes. This training will provide a quick explanation and demonstration on the importance and how-to of securing your online assessments. Facilitated by Axel Ruiz and Gray Jackson, Learning Technology Specialists.


¹ Learning objectives are taken from the course site.

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