Registration Open for Online and Hybrid Pivot Workshops

Learn about new materials and modules to pivot Tiny Earth to hybrid and online formats!

MONDAYS Aug 3 or 10: Tiny Earth Pivot Workshops, 10am-2pm CDT
TUESDAYS thru FRIDAYS: Aug 4-7 and Aug 11-14: Tiny Earth Office Hours (times TBA)

Pivot Workshops will provide Tiny Earth instructors with opportunities to:

  • Learn about the new online Tiny Earth modules
  • Decide which modules to integrate into your syllabus
  • Plan activities and assessments to meet your course learning objectives
  • Consider “Plan A” and “Plan B” based on your institution’s rules and your preferences
  • Work with a buddy for planning now and during implementation this fall

Office Hours will be informal opportunities to ask questions and figure out what will work best for you and your students. These will be hosted by Tiny Earth leadership and committee members who are your Tiny Earth instructor colleagues.

You must register to access the workshops, office hours, and course modules. Materials will be hosted in a Canvas course site. Synchronous sessions will be held via zoom and accessed from the Canvas course. The webinar portions of the August 3 and 10 workshops will be recorded and shared in the Canvas course for viewing later. The Aug 10 workshops will be a repeat of the Aug 3 workshops. We will host a similar series prior to winter/spring 2021 term, plus webinars on additional content throughout fall term.

Registration will trigger the following series of authorizations so you can attend the events in Canvas:

  1. Register for the workshops and office hours
    You must register for the workshops. It will take 1-2 days to get your NetID, so register early!
  2. Get your UW Net ID
    Registration triggers a request for a network identity (NetID) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    You will receive an email from and you must accept the email. It may be in your spam/junk/quarantine folder.
  3. Access Canvas website
    Accepting your NetID triggers an invitation from Canvas to access the course site. You will receive an email from Canvas at UW-Madison. To access the course, go to and click on the “Tiny Earth Webinars” course.

Link to Canvas course site (only accessible after registering and following authorization steps above): []

Troubleshooting and help:

Recovering your NetID:
Search for
Check your spam/junk folder

If none of those work, contact the IT help desk. Tiny Earth staff cannot recover your NetID.

DoIT Help Desk Summer Hours
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 9:00pm CDT
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm CDT
+1 608-264-HELP (4357)

Using Canvas:
Canvas has a robust community for troubleshooting: Go to Canvas Commons, a publicly available site for troubleshooting, ideas, and community tips. Info here: