Build an Inclusive Canvas Dream Course


Date/times (Fall 2022): Thursdays, 1:00pm–3:00pm starting September 8
Location: TBD – on campus
Instructors: John Martin
Credit information: optional 2 units
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: ΔΔ (2 deltas)

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Do you want to become a more effective and efficient teacher? Use instructional technology to develop a more inclusive course experience for your students? This educational development course is open to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and instructional support staff who want to teach better and easier. Throughout the course, you will:

  • Be guided through personalized activities on “good teaching” that build on your existing skills, interests, and prior knowledge.
  • Experience several peer-to-peer learning activities that provide opportunities to teach and learn from each other.
  • Develop and hone your own teaching style and work on creating an effective Canvas course that reflects your approach while is also inclusive and equitable for students. (Your Canvas course will be easy to transfer to other Learning Management Systems as well.)

This course helps you navigate ever-changing instructional technologies by equipping you with a solid foundation in the learning sciences, with strategies to teach well but also have time for life balance. No prior teaching or technology experience is required. This course is offered within the context of the Delta Program principles of Teaching-as-Research and Learning through Diversity.
Expectations: Much of the required work will take place in class. An additional 2-4 hours of weekly homework thinking about and building the course you want to teach is expected. Zoom attendance is also expected, although we recognize that lives are complicated, and things come up that may on occasion prevent that. We will try to be flexible to accommodate your needs. Last class on May 5th will be a show-and-tell of the course you built.

What do past participants say?

“This course provided me with tools to create an engaging online course in the future! This is an active course in which students are encouraged to participate, interact and give feedback to each other. This is how I want my future courses to look like.”


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