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 March.

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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. Elaine Augustine, Faculty: Psychology

Keith Barron, Esq. Faculty: Hotel and Restaurant Management

Rui Cheng, Faculty: Secondary Education

Odette Figueruelo, Faculty: Division of Languages

Dr. Eric Hodges, Faculty: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Dr. Bonnie Jones, Assistant Vice President: Educational Research and Effectiveness

Amanda Kulaw, Academic Services Administrator, Faculty: Hotel and Restaurant Management

Amber Lee, Office Manager: Education

Dr. Lila Rajabion, Faculty:  Information Technologies

Marie Reeve, Faculty: Information Technologies

Lana Rusch, Administrative Specialist: Hotel and Restaurant Management

Alyssa Wahlsmith, Intern: E-Learning Services

If you missed this session of the Canvas Certification Course, another session will be offered this summer: May 16 – 27, 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!