Canvas Course Design Foundations (Level 1)

Course Overview

Whether you offer your course in a face-to-face, blended, or entirely online modality, our Learning Management System, Canvas, can help you reduce your workload and increase your students' performance. This program will introduce you to fundamental concepts in online/hybrid course design and will challenge you to evaluate your own courses' layout, assessment options, engagement tools, resources for student success, and accessibility.

As a participant, you can expect to engage in helpful discussions with your peers and course facilitators and to develop completed elements of a course for use in the upcoming semesters. Office hours will be available with your course facilitator(s) for additional support, as needed. Take advantage of this opportunity to receive feedback from colleagues and experts as you thoughtfully and intentionally develop your next Canvas course.

Register for the Summer 2021 Canvas Course Design Foundations program now!

Upcoming Sessions

We plan to run intensive, facilitated 2-week cohorts of this program during the following  periods, requiring up to 20 hours worth of work each week. If you would like to participate, please complete the registration form and indicate all of the cohorts for which you are available. To maximize our capacity, faculty cannot currently select a specific cohort; so the greater your availability, the greater our ability to invite you to participate in the program.
  • May 28-June 13
  • June 14-June 27
  • June 28-July 12
  • July 12-July 25
  • August 2-August 15

Participants who complete all course deliverables are eligible for a Completion Letter. Faculty who complete this program during Summer 2021 will also be eligible for a $1000 stipend.

Register for the Summer 2021 Canvas Course Design Foundations program now!

Course Outline

  • Course Design Foundations
    • Universal Design for Learning
    • Student Engagement Strategies
    • Content Mapping
  • Accessibility
    • Ally
  • Canvas Assessment
    • Assignments
    • Discussions
    • Quizzes
    • Gradebook & Speedgrader
  • Design Best Practices
    • Modules
    • Text Headers
    • Naming Conventions
  • Tools for Student Success
    • Course Home Page
    • Syllabus
    • Getting Started Module

Register for the Summer 2021 Canvas Course Design Foundations program now!