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Fall 2023 - Course - Digging Deeper with Designing and Teaching - 4WKC is a Course

Fall 2023 - Course - Digging Deeper with Designing and Teaching - 4WKC



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Digging Deeper is an online professional development course designed to teach instructors how to create sound objectives and outcomes, and how to align them to assessments using Canvas Rubrics and Outcomes. This course will teach best practices, learning styles, engagement strategies, and pedagogy for facilitating online instruction. Instructors will also learn about external and research-based tools that can be utilized in online instruction. NOTE: Participants will be required to use the sandbox course built through Growing with Canvas.

Target Audience: Online, Face-to-Face, or Hybrid Instructors who are proficient with 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:

  • Identify and create sound and measurable course objectives
  • Identify and create sound and measurable module/unit level objectives
  • Explore learning styles and instructional strategies in the online learning environment
  • Align course activities and assessments to module/unit level objectives
  • Create rubrics and outcomes using Canvas
  • Recognize the characteristics of an effective online instructor
  • Explore the various external tools used to facilitate teaching and learning


Jennifer Leimer

Kimberly Ellis



Kimberly holds a Master's degree in Instructional Design, and currently works as an Instructional Designer for Instructure (Canvas). In the past, she was eLearning Coordinator and Instructional Design Coordinator at Pearl River Community College. As an Instructional Designer, Kimberly helps ensure high-quality online courses through training, support, and evaluation feedback. Her passion is to work alongside subject-matter experts to create engaging course shells that are beautiful, functional, and conducive to learning -- working collaboratively to align, enrich, and elevate course content! She thrives in dynamic, fast-paced, "get-stuff-done" roles!

Outside of the office, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband, teenage daughter, and Instagram-famous Goldendoodle (@thegoldenlifeofhoney). Weekends are usually full of creating, shopping, eating out, thrift shopping, decorating, and traveling.

Lastly, she considers herself to be a lifelong learner, voluntarily committing herself to excel in her career passions by staying abreast of ever-changing technology through professional development. She hopes you will join her in doing the same!

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