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Faculty Training

Canvas Interface Overview from Canvas LMS.

 
Teaching with Canvas Online Course

"Teaching with Canvas" is a 4-week online course taught at Cuyamaca College that introduces faculty to Canvas tools in the context of practical strategies for design, development, and management of courses. You will have an opportunity to review the basics of course development and practice the use of Canvas tools through hands-on exercises. This course has been adapted from the @ONE course below.

There will be two sections of this course offered during fall and spring semesters and one section during the summer semester until everyone is trained.

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@ONE

@ONE offers the original version of the course above, which they call "Introduction to Teaching with Canvas." This is a 4-week online course and your instructor and other students will be from other colleges. @ONE frequently adds new sections of this course, so check back often. We have coupon codes to allow faculty to take this @ONE course one time for free. Contact Rhonda for the code.

@ONE also offers a self-paced version of the same course, however, it is very difficult to get the full experience of Canvas with the self-paced course. Only choose the self-paced option as a last resort.

@ONE Online Courses

 

Cuyamaca Online Blog

In February of 2017, we will begin a series of blog posts to deliver Canvas "How To" articles in small bites. Please plan on taking 5 to 15 minutes a week to read each blog post and do the accompanying exercise in Canvas. You are invited to share what you are learning with your colleagues and help each other along. To sign up for the blog, type your email address in the right column.

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Lynda.com

The CCC Chancellor's office recently created a professional development clearinghouse called Professional Learning Network (PLN). One of the resources available for free to all faculty and staff through PLN is Lynda.com. The Lynda.com Canvas course was very recently updated and is strong in how to use Canvas, but not as strong on the andragogy/pedagogy side. If you like to learn software by watching videos, this is for you.

To access this, go to the PLN website and register (if you haven't already) with your campus email address. You'll find Lynda.com in the "Learn" section. Once on Lynda.com, search for Canvas and watch the "Learn Canvas 2016" course.

Sign up for free access Lynda.com

 

Canvas Guides

Canvas offers extensive help for faculty and students to get started using Canvas which they call the "Canvas Guides." It is possible to learn Canvas this way, but like the self-paced @ONE course and Lynda.com, you don't actually get to experience a live Canvas course this way, so communications in Canvas are difficult to learn this way. 

 

Recommendation

We suggest you take Cuyamaca College's Teaching with Canvas course with your colleagues. If that doesn't work for you, take @ONE's Introduction to Teaching with Canvas online course (not self-paced). Use the Canvas Guides and Lynda.com for supplemental material. No matter what you choose, please subscribe to the Cuyamaca Online Blog to get the latest information about Canvas.

 

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Last Updated: 01/24/2017
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