Canvas offers us help in the classroom with communicating with our students, helping our students communicate with each other, sharing resources, building learning opportunities, checking in on our students learning, and more. But do you ever get the feeling that it all feels a little plain? Or that the site just doesn’t reflect you as an instructor or your class? Or maybe you just need more help learning how to step up your Canvas game. Joanna Ray, with eLearning Design Services (eDS), wants you to know there are two resources that are available to all faculty at Indiana University.
eDS Canvas Showcase
The Canvas Showcase offers IU instructors access to graphics (icons), home page designs, course layouts, etc, that have all been vetted for quality. “It’s a time saver for faculty using Canvas for face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses,” says Ray.
The Canvas Showcase is available in the Canvas Commons and faculty can import this course for free by going to the Commons button on the Canvas navigation bar and searching for “eDS Canvas Showcase.”
Teaching Online Series
The Teaching Online Series is a self-paced course faculty can enroll in to learn new skills or refresh previously-learned skills.The Series is also available for import from Canvas Commons to customize for the needs of a specific school or department. Ray explains, “The course is self-paced, but a school/department could use this resource as a starting point to develop their own facilitated course.”
You can read more about these resources at Teaching Online at IU. If you have questions or like would additional assistance with any of the topics here, please contact the CITL. We are happy to provide assistance, consultations, and even design personalized workshops for groups of faculty or departments.