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Fall 2021 - Course - Growing with Canvas - 4WKC is a Course

Fall 2021 - Course - Growing with Canvas - 4WKC


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Growing with Canvas is an online professional development course designed to help teachers learn how to use Canvas effectively in brick and mortar classrooms AND online learning environments. The course uses a combination of the Canvas Video Guides and Canvas Guides to teach the content. The course progresses through 4 modules that cover the following topics: navigating Canvas, Canvas communication tools, customizing your course, designing your course, creating content and assessments, using SpeedGrader, and copying your course. Participants in the course will try out a number of the concepts through the practice activities. NOTE: Participants will be required to build a sandbox course.

Target Audience: New Online or Hybrid Instructors, Face-to-Face Instructors wanting to utilize Canvas in their class, anyone wanting to learn more about Canvas

Individuals who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from the Mississippi Virtual Community College via the MSVCC Academy Catalog.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate Canvas
  • Customize Your Canvas Profile
  • Adjust Notification Settings
  • Understand Communication Tools in Canvas
  • Create and Set a Canvas Home Page
  • Create a Module and Add Content
  • Create Various Activities and Assessments in Canvas
  • Understand How Groups and Collaborations Can Be Used
  • Utilize SpeedGrader


Phyllis Johson

Phyllis Johnson



This course is being taught by Phyllis Johnson, Dean of eLearning for Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Phyllis is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and holds a Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Counseling. She is a Master Reviewer for Quality Matters and has been a SACS QEP Evaluator.   Professionally, Phyllis is a Dean of eLearning and has been working with online courses since 1998, and enjoys learning and practicing techniques for online instructional best practices.  In her personal life, Phyllis enjoys camping, singing, and trying her hand at gardening.

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