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.


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!