When/if you are ready to use Canvas with your students in an Online or Hybrid mode (displacing on-campus classroom seat time with online time where students must have online access and pay additional fees), you will want to sign up for one of the training activities listed on the form below, if needed, before signing up for 'Foundations for Teaching Online' with CEAL - Center for Engagement And Learning (https://intranet.pierce.ctc.edu/ceal/)).
Anyone teaching Online or Hybrid should be familiar with 'eL Procedures, Resources and Support' (training in the works) prior to taking the sessions below. (Those presently teaching active eCampus courses most likely meet that requirement.) The 'Canvas Essentials' training is required before taking 'Foundations for Teaching Online' with the CEAL. One is expected to be able to navigate the Canvas environment, and be able to use the primary tools; discussions, assignments, pages, files, announcements and grading as you complete projects. Facilitators for 'Foundations for Teaching Online' will redirect participants needing Canvas skill development to the Canvas Essentials classroom resources or the Canvas Guides.
Canvas Essentials is *recommended* for anyone who has been teaching Web-Enhanced, Online, or Hybrid courses and who has previously taken other LMS 'how-to-use-the-toolset' training. Canvas Essentials will help you develop skills, in anticipation of using the new eCampus classrooms with your students! We also recommend once you complete Canvas Essentials and Foundations for Teaching Online to contact eLearning for dates of the upcoming Applying the QM Rubric training. The Applying the QM Rubric workshop familiarizes you with QM standards and best practices for designing courses that support student success. It is also a requirement for teaching online with Pierce College. Info at: http://wp.pierce.ctc.edu/blog/ceal/quality-matters/.
Please note: Registration ends for each Canvas Essentials session three weeks before the end date!
All faculty and instructional administrators are enrolled in a 'practice classroom' and an 'Instructor Orientation to Canvas' classroom at the same time that their Canvas account is created. Please try your login to be sure it works and explore the resources there while awaiting the fulfillment of this request. If you find your login doesn't work, submit a New Account request form at http://wp.pierce.ctc.edu/blog/elearning/requests.
Watch for announcements or training activities at eLearning>>>Connects! (http://wp.pierce.ctc.edu/blog/elearning)