Learn how to use the Canvas Learning Management System

E-Learning Professional Development Opportunities

If you want to learn more about effective online/hybrid course design, we highly recommend taking the following courses.

Faculty – Canvas Training Options at Bellevue College

Canvas training progression, recommended workshops offered through Faculty Commons and eLearning

Mandatory Canvas Orientation for Faculty

All faculty must complete this self-paced orientation to Canvas before their courses will become available in Canvas. Enrollment to the Canvas Faculty Orientation is automated for new faculty, once they receive a Bellevue College email and are assigned a course to teach.

How to complete the Canvas Faculty Orientation for a new instructor?

Canvas 101: Teaching with Canvas

A self-paced, facilitated online course which is facilitated by eLearning department. The course is designed with new online instructors in mind. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the quarter, though there is a cap of 20 participants.

Canvas 101 is perfect for new online instructors, and it is modular so instructors with varied backgrounds and experience can select the order of the modules that best apply to their needs. This online based workshop is intended to introduce instructors to the available tools in Canvas. It is self-paced, project-based, and guided–a facilitator will be available to answer questions and to evaluate participant projects.

Upon completion of and participation in all portions of the workshop, you will earn a Certificate of Completion validating 22 hours of Professional Development.

Note: Canvas 101 will be required before you register for Canvas 201.

Workshop is sponsored by the eLearning Department.

For more information contact:
Bruce Wolcott, eLearning Instructional Designer/Facilitator

Canvas 201: Taking your Course to the next level!

This is the intermediate level Canvas course. Explore in depth, tools in Canvas that enhances student learning. Use Canvas tools to overcome the barriers in learning.

The purpose of this workshop is to build on the knowledge you gained in Canvas 101 and learn how to enhance your online class with additional tools: Assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussions and Student Analytics.

You will learn how to update your course navigation and organize your site to improve student experience.  You will also be introduced to ways to review and analyze how your students are participating in your courses, so you can provide immediate support as needed.

The workshop is set up to take participants through intermediate tools used during the life cycle of a course each quarter–from setup at the beginning of the quarter, to closing activities at the end of the quarter. Topics include:

Module 1: Canvas 101 Refresher

Module 2: Course Setup

Module 3: Communication and Collaboration tools

Module 4: Assessment tools

Module 5: Analysis tools (of the course and of student engagement)

Module 6: Housekeeping and End of Quarter Procedures

Module 7: Resources and Examples

This is a facilitated workshop that can be completed with minimal assistance. A facilitator will be available to answer questions and to evaluate participant activities. There are seven course modules that will take about 22 hours to complete in total. Each module has at least one graded activity or discussion with a due date in order to help keep you on track for completion. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in idea exchange activities with other colleagues.

Upon completion of and participation in all portions of the workshop, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion validating 22 hours of Professional Development.

For more information contact:

Ann Minks, eLearning facilitator


Copyright Information for Educators

Upon successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Define key terms of copyright including fair use, TEACH ACT, and public domain
  • Describe how copyright law applies in educational course design
  • Understand and use Creative Commons (CC) and other licensing options to identify content that is suitable for your courses
  • Develop and maintain a copyright compliance and management plan
  • Locate and use public domain, CC, and Open Educational Resource (OER) content

This course is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction: Includes information about this course, a pre-assessment quiz, and infringement confessions with copyright bear discussion board.
  • Copyright law in education: This section of the course provides the most in-depth information on copyright law and how it directly impacts face-to-face, hybrid, and online education.
  • Creative Commons: Copyright law has come a long way and Creative Commons is an offshoot of copyright law that places the decisions for use into the hands of the creator. This is exciting news for higher education because it makes a lot of content rapidly accessible for use in online education.
  • Compliance & Management: Copyright is a complex and sticky subject, but how do we make it work for us as educators? This section will give you a lot of hands-on strategies you can use to be compliant with copyright and create a solid workflow for your content.
  • Resources: Here you will find additional places to learn more about copyright, Bellevue College’s policies on copyright and fair use, and critical support resources for you.

Facilitator: Bellevue College Faculty Librarian

Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the basics of accessibility, with emphasis placed on making content accessible while promoting proactive (as opposed to reactive) steps that people can take to create and advocate for accessible content. Participants will learn the language of accessibility, the laws that most impact higher ed, how to create accessible content, the principles of Universal Design for Learning, and other useful information pertaining to accessible technology and the experience of people with disabilities.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the importance and benefits of accessible/inclusive design.
  • Summarize the laws that protect people with disabilities in institutions of higher ed.
  • Differentiate between access and accommodation.
  • Employ Universal Design for Learning principles to design a lesson.
  • Create simple accessible documents, Canvas pages, PDFs, and/or PowerPoint presentations that include the following:Use of headings and style guide
  • Alt-text for images
  • Descriptive hyperlinks
  • Accessible tables
  • Identify and use the various approaches to caption a video.
  • Take steps to ensure online technology is accessible to students, faculty, and staff on your campus.

For more information contact:

Betsy Zahrt Geib
Instructional Designer, eLearning, Bellevue College
Email: elizabeth.zahrtgeib@bellevuecollege.edu

Debi Griggs
Instructional Designer, eLearning, Bellevue College
Email: debi.griggs@bellevuecollege.edu

Free workshops from SBCTC

All workshops are monitored and facilitated by the State Board eLearning team.  Use your Bellevue College Netid and password to register for any SBCTC Professional Development workshops.  Topics available:

  • Introduction to Canvas for Faculty
  • How to Use Open Educational Resources
  • Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design
  • eLearning Faculty Learning Communities
  • Quality Matters

Intro to the Canvas Learning Management System for Faculty SBCTC Training

Introduction to Canvas for Faculty is offered through SBCTC and is free of charge.

Course Description

SBCTC eLearning offers a three-week online training course free of charge to faculty and staff affiliated with the Washington Community and Technical College system that covers the basics of using the Canvas learning management system. By the end of the course, you should have a basic understanding of the main features of Canvas, and be ready to begin using Canvas with your classes – regardless of whether you intend to teach online fully or simply move a portion of your activities and lectures online.

There are many advantages in completing “Introduction to the Canvas Learning Management System for Faculty” training:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • online learning experience
  • asynchronous learning mode with an online facilitator providing feedback and grading your assignments.

How to Register

  • Choose “Intro to the Canvas Learning Management System for Faculty”
  • Click on “Available Sections” then click on “Register for Class”
  • Make sure you read the course description and course expectations.

“Intro to the Canvas Learning Management System for Faculty” is offered through SBCTC and is separate from Bellevue College’s training system. If you have any technical problems, please contact SBCTC eLearning staff at wa-online@sbctc.edu or call 1-888-580-9011.

Need Help in Person?

Instructional designers are available for consultations in the eLearning & Media Center located in the Library Media Center in Room D140. Design help is available to redesign a Canvas course based on the most effective instructional design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Both new to online/hybrid teaching and experienced instructors are welcome!

Our email elearning@bellevuecollege.edu

Our telephone contact: 425-564-4210

Our location: LMC – D140

Go to the Canvas Help Guides Page

Last Updated July 13, 2021