Course Syllabus

SAC LogoSAC Faculty Canvas Training Syllabus

Course Syllabus:  This workshop does not have a formal syllabus.  Simply explore the different training topics to learn the technical skills necessary to incorporate them in a course in Canvas.  To receive the Canvas Training badges, complete the quizzes in each module.  80% or better is required for a passing score.  More information about badges and certification can be found in Module 16 - Training Badges & Canvas Certification.  It is not necessary to read, view and complete every content item within the training.  If you feel you already have the technical skills necessary to use a tool in Canvas, then there is no need to read, view or complete the associated exercises, simply take the quizzes at the end of each section. 

Meet Your Instructor:  Tammy Cottrell  

Tammy CottrellTammy Cottrell has worked for Rancho Santiago Community College District since 2007.  She began her career in Information Technology Services, where she worked as a Help Desk Analyst before transferring to Santa Ana College's Distance Education Department in 2013.  Ms. Cottrell specializes in Instructional Technology Support and Training.  Prior to joining RSCCD, Ms. Cottrell worked in a variety of technology dependent industries, primarily as a manager and technical trainer.  Ms. Cottrell received a Bachelors of Science with an Emphasis in United States History from Chapman University in 2001.  She continued her education pursuing a Masters Degree in Teaching with an emphasis on Special Education, and spent a few years teaching in the K-12 system, in both mainstream and special education classrooms.  Ms. Cottrell is Online Teaching Certified and is Canvas Gold Level Certified.  She continues to pursue and learn about new technologies for the classroom.  In her spare time, Tammy enjoys hiking with her dogs, camping, fishing, cycling, and playing ice hockey.

Tammy hiking with her Westie                     Tammy goal tending in an ice hockey game                    Tammy with a large backpack loaded with camping equipment


Course Description: 

The SAC Faculty Canvas Technical Training Workshop is a self-paced course intended to teach instructors the technical skills required to facilitate a class in Canvas, and how to utilize the SAC Course Template.

Textbook Information:  This course does not require a text book.  All class materials will be provided within the workshop.

Additional Course Information:  The SAC Faculty Canvas Technical Training Workshop is intended to teach instructors the necessary technical skills required to create and manage a course in Canvas, and to act as a Canvas resource.  There are three levels of Training available to faculty Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Bronze is intended for traditional classroom faculty and provides the basic technical skills in Canvas.  Silver is intended for Online & Hybrid faculty and builds on the Bronze by providing the more advanced skills.  Gold are the "bells & whistles" which are the advanced skills that are not necessary to facilitating a course on Canvas, but that faculty may want to use in their course.  Faculty can earn Electronic Training Badges for each level (Bronze, Silver, and Gold).  The following checklists are the requirements for earning the electronic badges:

Bronze Training Badge Requirements

Silver Training Badge Requirements

Gold Training Badge Requirements

Course Learning Objectives: 

  • Provide learners with the technical skills necessary to create a course in Canvas
  • Identify and employ educationally sound techniques in content creation
  • Apply concepts and theories of educational best practices in content delivery
  • Manage and facilitate a course utilizing Canvas

Student Learning Objectives:  Learners will learn the technical skills necessary to -

  • Navigate through a Canvas course
  • Set the Canvas preferences & profile
  • Modify the SAC Course Template
  • Communicate with students
  • Create accessible content
  • Upload & manage files
  • Create & manage modules
  • Create & manage content pages
  • Create & manage interactive tools
  • Add course content
  • Add assessments
  • Grades
  • Advanced features
  • Earn Training Badges & Canvas Certification
  • Apply Canvas Tips & Tricks

Course Summary:

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