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 August.

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!

Dr. June Benowitz, Faculty: History

Dr. Galen Collins, Faculty:  Hospitality Management

James Grant, Faculty: Public Speaking

Giti Javidi, Faculty: Information Technology

Kimberly Mones, Director, Student Engagement

Ryan Regal, Faculty: Finance

Dr. Stephen Rushton, Faculty: Education

Dr. Ehsan Sheybani, Faculty: Information Systems

Jessica Szempruch, Library Specialist

Allyson Walter, Faculty; Information Technology

Dr. Fawn Ngo, Faculty: Criminology

Dr. George Ackerman, Faculty: Arts and Sciences

Dr. Faizan Ali, Faculty: Hospitality Management

Dr. Feng Hao, Faculty:  Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Mariano, Faculty:  Education

Dr. Jay Michaels, Faculty: Psychology

Dr. J. Scott Perry, Faculty: History

Dr. Michelle Summers, Faculty: Education

Dr. Timothy Turner, Faculty: English

Dr. Ned Wilson, Faculty: College of Business

Register for an Upcoming Session

If you missed this session of the Canvas Certification Course, another session will be offered later this fall: December 5 – 16, 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!