E-Learning Blog: Professional Development Update

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

Canvas Certification Course

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!

Jonilda Bahja, Faculty:  Information Technology

Dr. Ekaterina Berezina, Faculty:  Hospitality Management

Jamey Darnell, Faculty: Management

Dr. Jessica Grosholz, Faculty: Criminology

Shane Hartman, Faculty: Information Technology

Dr. Noel Noel, Faculty: Marketing

Dr. Robert Philen, Faculty: Arts and Sciences

Dr. Bledar Prifti, Faculty: Government & International Studies

Dr. Derrick Saddler, Faculty: Mathematics

Dr. Nathaniel Stahl, Faculty: Mathematics

Dr. Melissa Venable, Faculty: Education

Dr. Richard Warner, Faculty: Mathematics

Anne White, Faculty: Hospitality Management

Dr. Jacqueline M. Williams, Faculty:  Education

If you missed this session of the Canvas Certification Course, another session will be offered later this summer: August 8 – 19, 2016 and August 22 – September 2, 2016.

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!