Canvas Essentials is a fully online, introductory course offered and facilitated by Pierce eLearning. This course covers all the basic components of the Canvas learning management system. The course is self-directed with a start and end date for each session.
Visit this link to sign up for the Canvas Essentials self-directed course:
Summer 2015 Session Dates: August 17, 2015 -- September 18, 2015
FAll 2015 Session Dates: October 5, 2015 -- November 6, 2015
Follow this link to a TTOL registration form:
This course offers participants weekly readings, resources, activities and discussions with other faculty who are new to online teaching. A pre-requisite for taking TTOL is completion of Canvas Essentials or a comparable training/experience in using Canvas learning management system.
There is no fee to sign up, however you must fully participate in all course activities and discussions to earn the certificate of completion. This course is like taking a two-credit course in five weeks, so plan for 6-8 hours of online activities per week (depending on your teaching background and experience in online learning). TTOL covers a variety of instructional strategies and practices in online teaching and utilizes current research and open edu/cation resources (OER) in the content and materials found in each week's module.
* This course is accepted by the Pierce College eLearning department as training that meets one of their requirements to teach a fully online or hybrid course for Pierce College . Faculty who have completed similar training at another institution should contact the Pierce eLearning department for a professional evaluation to determine if previous training or experience can replace this training requirement.