DL Workshops Banner.jpgThe Distance & Accelerated Learning office offers workshops to support faculty and staff in delivering quality education.  Workshops are delivered as part of the College of the Canyons Professional Development program.   

  • For the most up-to date listing of upcoming workshops, view the Professional Developemnt Calendar at www.canyons.edu/offices/pd 
  • Log into your MyLearningPlan account to register for workshops: www.mylearningplan.com 
  • For help with MyLearningPlan log-in information, please contact Leslie Carr in Professional Development:  661-362-3100, leslie.carr@canyons.edu

Canvas Modules

Learn how to effectively organize and define content delivery with Canvas Modules! Join us, as we discuss effective instructional design practices to develop engaging, interactive, and easily navigable courses in Canvas. Workshop particpants must have already completed the Canvas training.
Note: Workshop participants must already completed the Canvas Certificate Training Course or 4 hr. Canvas workshops.
Attend this workshop in BONH-106 on:
-Friday, June 16, 2017, from 10:30am - 11:30am
-Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 10:00am - 11:00am
Get to know your Canvas Gradebook! This workshop will provide an overview of Gradebook’s features and tools, such as: Grading schemes and rubrics, SpeedGrader, Curving and grade ranges. Participants will also learn how to hide grades, message students, leave private notes and comments, and excuse assignments. 
Note: Workshop participants must already completed the Canvas Certificate Training Course or 4 hr. Canvas workshops.
Attend this workshop in BONH-106 on:
-Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
-Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:30 - 11:30am


Open Educational Resources: What’s Next?
If you're familiar with the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER), but wonder what's next at COC and other colleges, this workshop is for you. You'll learn about OER-degrees being developed around the US, hear about steps taken to support an OER-degree at COC, and find out what current research tells us about the efficacy of OER. 
Attend this workshop in BONH-106 on:
-Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 3:10pm – 4:00pm
Introduction to Online Instruction (IOI)
Five-week, 100% online course (taught in Canvas), offered free through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Introduction to Online Instruction explores the application of learning theories for online learners; differences between face-to-face and online learning; resources for online teaching and learning; course management systems and online learning tools; and best practices for online learning. The class is designed so that participants will experience the components of an online course from both student and instructor perspectives.
The next dates for this course: July 10 - August 12, 2017
Note: Note: Workshop participants must already completed the Canvas Certificate Training Course or 4 hr. Canvas workshops PRIOR to July 10, 2017 in order to participate in this course. 
Introduction to Open Licensing for OER
A key element of Open Educational Resources is using a license that permits content to be freely used, remixed, and shared. In this session, you will learn the basics of open licensing. What types of open licenses exist? What are the consequences of using different licenses? How do you search for content with an open license?
Attend this workshop in BONH-106 on:
-Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00am - 10:50am
Canvas Open Labs
The open lab workshops are for instructors that have completed both Canvas workshops and are currently building or have built their classes in Canvas. The open lab will have Canvas trainers available to answer questions from instructors on how to build, navigate, and setup their courses. Please come in with questions ready. Participants are encouraged in the open lab to collaborate with their colleges on each other’s courses.
Attend a Canvas Lab in BONH-106 on:
-Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Canyon Country Campus
-Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm, BONH-106
Online & Hybrid Instructor Retreat
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Valencia Library - 2nd floor
Travel through the amazing realm of distance learning, while exploring the latest online teaching trends & best practices.
Attend this Retreat to:
•             Explore Canvas and accessibility tools
•             Hear from our students about their online experiences
•             Discover new online teaching methods & strategies for increasing student engagement
•             Collaborate with fellow online & hybrid Instructors

Other Training Opportunities for Online / Hybrid Instructors

Canvas Mentor Program

Online & Hybrid Instructor ResourcesResources : http://www.canyons.edu/Offices/DistanceLearning/Pages/FacultyDistance-Learning-Support.aspx

Canvas Instructor Resources: www.canyons.edu/canvas

The required training components to the Online Instructor Certificate are listed below:
  2. 1. Canvas Training: This is a self-paced online training course for Instructors - complete in Canvas
  3. 2. Section 508 Information Technology Compliance: Serch for and register for this 1 hour workshop at www.mylearningplan.com
  4. 3. Introduction to Online Instruction (IOI): Serch for and register for this 5 week online course at www.mylearningplan.com

If you have any questions about training opportunities for Online & Hybrid Instructors, or if you are interested in scheduling a one-on-one Canvas training, please contact us, and let us know how we can support you!