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Teaching With Canvas

3 Credits

What is the Teaching with Canvas Course for Teachers?

Revolutionize your classroom by learning to use Canvas effectively. Teaching with Canvas is a hands-on course designed for educators who wish to learn the Learning Management Software (LMS) platform of Canvas. Not only does this course provide a practical 'how-to' guide when it comes to Canvas, but it also provides tips on how best to use Canvas's features within your classroom. Once you learn how to use Canvas effectively, you'll find that it allows you to do things in the classroom that were either previously not possible or incredibly time-consuming. In the end, your investment in learning Canvas well will be beneficial to you and your students. Some of the course highlights include: -How to manage a course -Working with the grade book and assignments -How to gather student work via online submissions including PDFs -Importing and exporting content

What are LMS and Canvas?

Canvas is a Learning Management Software (LMS) that is free for teachers. An LMS is a software used by schools that wish to teach courses online. This includes K-12 and higher education. LMS provides the digital platform for which you can host your class. Canvas offers easy to use, mobile-friendliness, dependability, and time-saving features.

What Will You Learn in the PD Course?

In this class, teachers will master the basics of Canvas and discover how it can improve your teaching - and student learning. The course will walk you through setting up your Canvas course, creating content within the course and managing student submissions and grades. Canvas quizzes allow you to provide online practice quizzes or class surveys quickly and easily. Teachers can organize units of related materials for students to access from any device with an Internet connection. Organized content in modules makes great stand-alone resources and self-paced activities such as practice quizzes enhance learning. You should be ready to use Canvas as your classroom LMS by the time you complete the class. Earn your continuing education credits and learn how to use Canvas to enhance your classroom today!

Professional Development Certificate

This course is applicable towards the Online Teaching Certificate and Technology Skills for Educators Certificate.

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Jordan Samsonas

I've been a middle school social studies teacher for 14 years. I can't imagine doing any other job. I love teaching students, and consider myself fortunate to be working in a career that I'm so passionate about. I'm also passionate about helping my fellow teachers do what they love to do better. Two years ago, my school asked me to become the Technology Integrator for classroom instruction (in addition to maintaining my full teaching responsibilities). I jumped at the opportunity. Even though it is often difficult doing both roles well, I'm glad to be in the classroom full time while also acting as a resource for my colleagues. My online courses are the result of my desire to help as many teachers as I can in any way possible.