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Growing With Canvas: Faculty Development

Time limit: 90 days


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Course Overview

"Growing with Canvas: Faculty Development" is a dynamic and comprehensive program designed to empower educators and academic professionals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to excel in utilizing the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). This course caters to both newcomers and experienced Canvas users, providing valuable insights and fostering best practices for an enriched teaching and learning experience.

Course Objectives

  1. Canvas Basics: Familiarize yourself with the essential features and functionalities of the Canvas LMS, enabling you to navigate the platform with ease.
  2. Course Design Mastery: Learn to create engaging and organized course content, leveraging Canvas tools to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.
  3. Assessments and Feedback: Explore a variety of assessment options within Canvas, including quizzes, assignments, discussions, and grading features, to provide effective feedback and evaluate student progress.
  4. Interactive Teaching: Discover innovative ways to facilitate online discussions, promote collaboration, and foster a sense of community among your students.
  5. Multimedia Integration: Harness the power of multimedia by incorporating videos, images, and other rich content into your Canvas courses for a more immersive learning experience.
  6. Analytics and Data-Driven Insights: Utilize Canvas analytics and data to gain valuable insights into student performance and make data-informed instructional decisions.
  7. Accessibility and Inclusivity: Ensure your Canvas courses are accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities, by implementing accessibility best practices.
  8. Continuous Improvement: Embrace a growth mindset as an educator, continually refining your Canvas courses based on feedback and data.
  9. Canvas Integrations: Explore the integration of third-party tools and applications to expand the functionality of your Canvas courses.
  10. Quality Assurance: Develop a systematic approach to quality assurance, ensuring that your Canvas courses meet high standards for online education.

Course Format

This faculty development program offers a flexible, self-paced learning environment that accommodates the diverse needs and schedules of educators. It includes video tutorials, interactive modules, hands-on assignments, peer discussions, and access to a supportive community of fellow educators and Canvas experts.

Who Should Enroll

This course is designed for educators, instructional designers, and academic administrators seeking to enhance their proficiency in Canvas and create more engaging and effective online learning experiences.

Course Duration

The course is self-paced, allowing participants to complete it at their own speed. However, a suggested timeline is provided, typically spanning 4-6 weeks of study, with a total commitment of approximately 20-30 hours.


Participants will be assessed through quizzes, assignments, and a final project that applies Canvas principles to their own course design.

By the end of "Growing with Canvas: Faculty Development," participants will be well-equipped to maximize the potential of the Canvas LMS, creating enriching and accessible online courses that inspire and engage learners. Join us on this transformative journey to elevate your online teaching and learning capabilities. Enroll today and cultivate your expertise with Canvas! 🌱🎓🖥️ 


Completing our course not only represents a significant personal achievement but also grants you access to a digital credential that validates your expertise and commitment. This digital badge serves as a tangible symbol of your newly acquired skills and knowledge, easily shareable on professional platforms and resumes. As you proudly display your credential, potential employers and peers alike will recognize your dedication to continuous learning and your readiness to excel in your chosen field. So, go ahead, complete the course, and unlock a world of opportunities with your well-deserved digital credential.

Sign up for this course today!