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Using Canvas to Create Structured & Engaging Learning Experiences

Self-paced
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This self-paced, three-hour course is designed to help educators and instructional designers create structured and engaging learning experiences within the Canvas learning management system. The course focuses on leveraging modules and prerequisites to guide learners through content at an appropriate pace, differentiating course content for various audiences using mastery paths, sections, and groups, and monitoring participation through module progress, new analytics, and course access reports.

This course is particularly beneficial for situations where it is essential to control how individuals progress through the learning experience or when multiple groups are going through the same experience simultaneously. By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills necessary to create well-structured, engaging, and differentiated learning experiences in Canvas.

The course consists of three modules:

  1. Leveraging Modules: In this module, participants will learn how to effectively use modules and prerequisites to organize content, control pacing, and ensure learners complete required activities before moving on to subsequent content.
  2. Differentiating Course Content: Participants will explore how to use mastery paths, sections, and groups to tailor course content to different audiences, allowing for a more personalized and relevant learning experience.
  3. Monitoring Participation: In the final module, participants will discover how to track learner progress and engagement using module progress, new analytics, and course access reports. This information can be used to identify areas where learners may need additional support and to ensure that all learners are actively participating in the course.

This course is self-paced, allowing participants to complete the modules at their own convenience. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded 3 continuing education contact hours.

Whether you are an experienced Canvas user or new to the platform, this course will provide you with the tools and strategies needed to create structured, engaging, and differentiated learning experiences that meet the needs of your diverse learners.

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