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Fall 2023 - Course - Growing with Canvas - 4WKC is a Course

Fall 2023 - 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


Christine Davis



This course is being taught by Christine Davis. Christine serves as the Instructional Design Coordinator at Pearl River Community College. She is passionate about walking alongside instructors as they design online courses and explore new educational technology.  Her goal is to meet instructors where they are and assist them in meeting their goals.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Mississippi College and a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership from Asbury University.  

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