Community of Practice

The Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) team, in collaboration with ND Learning, brings faculty, guest presenters, and staff together to learn how to use and maximize Canvas for teaching, learning, and research as a community of practice.

Teaching Well with Canvas (TWWC) is a cohort-based, professional development experience to learn how to build, teach, implement, and transfer a Canvas-delivered course from scratch. Whether faculty are new to teaching using Canvas, or already have some experience, facilitators will guide instructional design from beginning to end, so they you have an online environment ready to use. One that is suitable and optimized for multiple modalities such as face-to-face and/or blended teaching formats.

The overall goals for the Teaching Well with Canvas community of practice include:

  • Maximizing use of Canvas and its tools for teaching and learning;
  • Implementing evidence-based best practices for teaching in online environments;
  • Enhancing course design with interactions for student engagement;
  • Utilizing assessment and data to show course improvement and aligning learning outcomes;
  • Implementing universal design by increasing accessibility and meeting ADA compliance in the online environment;
  • Increasing student satisfaction in the online environment.

Teaching Well with Canvas will be offered prior to each semester, typically as a 2-day experience. Other versions of TWWC include fully online and a 1-day “Crash Course.” Our team can also present a 1- to 2-hour workshop custom designed for the needs of your department.

Upcoming Cohorts

Check in prior to each semester for new opportunities!

If you are interesting in learning more, please contact:
Steven Varela
Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies