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GEN-S 097 - Orientation to Canvas


ALL FALL TERM FACE TO FACE COURSES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED.  You can still sign up for the on-line orientation.

Don't have time to take GEN-S097 in person?  Take the free online, self-paced version. This course is available throughout the term.  Register for item 5608.

The face to face orientation is a free, one day, two hour student orientation and is not required! It will take you through the basics of how to use the Canvas platform for online classes and is highly recommended for new online students and students who are unfamiliar with Canvas. Sign up at the Registration office or through OASIS.

Other Resources

CIS 100 - COMPUTER LITERACY FOR ONLINE LEARNING: This two credit class will help prepare students for success in online learning by focusing on basic computer literacy and eLearning environments.

CIS 101 - COMPUTER LITERACY ASSESSMENT; This one credit class will allow students to demonstrate mastery of basic computer use, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, the World Wide Web, and email, through assessment tests. This is an on-line course.

CIS 107 - INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL COMPUTERS: This one credit/one day class is for novice computer users. It covers computer terminology, PC hardware options, Windows operating systems, basic software techniques and basic Internet use.

CIS 150 - SURVEY OF COMPUTING:  This four credit class teaches the basic concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, Internet, operating systems, and hardware using Internet and Computing Core Certification standards.

DIGL 101 - INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING w/CANVAS: This two credit class prepares students for success in the online learning environment. Students will identify essential skills required of the online learner, develop strategies to attain those skills, communicate effectively online, access tools and resources, use multiple Learning Management Systems (LMS), and develop problem-solving abilities to address issues unique to online learning. You can sign up for these courses at the Registration office or though OASIS.

Faculty Training

Intro to the Canvas Learning Management System for Faculty.  This three week, online, asynchronous course is designed for instructors who have never used the Canvas learning management system or who are just getting started.  By the end of the course, you should have a basic understanding of the main features of Canvas, and be ready to begin using Canvas with your classes - regardless of whether you intend to teach online fully or simply move a portion of your activities and lectures online.  Expect this course to take 10-15 hours over the three weeks, for those new to online teaching.  Upcoming class dates:

October 3 to October 24, 2016.  Registration closes October 6, 2016.  Click here to register

Quality Matters.  Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered peer review process designed to support, improve and certify the quality of online courses and digital learning materials.

Open Educational Resources.  The purpose of this course is to provide information and experience in using open educational resources (OER) in your teaching practice.  You will discuss the concenpt of OER and open licenses.  You will have plenty of practice in locating and sharing open education resourses. This is a 2-week online, asynchronous course and participants are expected to spend 10 hourse to complete the course.  Upcoming class dates:


No classes scheduled at this time.  Please check back often for updates.