E-Learning Blog: May Professional Development

E-Learning Services is pleased to recognize the faculty and staff members who completed the Canvas Certification Course during the month of May.

This Professional Development Session allowed participants to gain an introduction to and experience using Canvas, the USF Learning Management system.  The session was 2 weeks in length and was administered completely online. Congratulations to the following individuals for successful completion of this rigorous professional development course!

Dr. Stephanie Heald, Faculty: School of Education

Dr. Ranjith Korala Gamage, Faculty: Chemistry

Dr. John Miller, Faculty: American Sign Language

Dr. Liya Peng, Faculty: Information Technology

Dr. Cristina Reinart, Faculty: Marketing

Dr. John Warner, Faculty: Anthropology

Register for an Upcoming Session

If you missed this session of the Summer Canvas Certification Course, two sessions will be offered at the beginning of the fall term: August 7 – 18, 2017 and August 21 – September 1, 2017.

Upon completion, participants in the Canvas Certification Course are able to:

  • Use specific tools available through Canvas to create a course shell, upload a syllabus and create a simple module with a content page, assignment, discussion forum and quiz
  • Import content via import tools and files uploads.
  • Build activities via assignments, discussions and quizzes.
  • Set up assignments and the course gradebook
  • Modify the home page and course navigation for a course shell
  • Discuss ways that the tools described in this course could support student success and student engagement in their course.
  • Describe support available through the USFSM library and E-Learning departments

USF Sarasota-Manatee offers professional development opportunities to faculty and staff free of charge.   Take a look at all of the Professional Development opportunities and sign up for one that is of interest to you!