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23-24 Canvas 201: Professional Learning Online/Blended Courses

Aug 29, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024


Full course description


  • Description: This course is designed for professional learning leaders on how to use and create online/blended Canvas courses for DCSD staff. This course is self-paced and is a combination of informational guides and videos and independent practice. Part of this course is a "Sandbox" assignment for you to practice with and submit in module 4. You will need to create this course after applying for admin privileges. This process will be covered in the subsequent modules of this course.
  • Type of Course: Self-Paced
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Ryan Gudmundson | Kendall Kreiser
    • Ryan Gudmundson | Digital Content Project Manager for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
    • Kendall Kreiser | PD and Technology Specialist for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Credit(s) and Type: 2 Hours Relicensure | Staff Development


Target Audience

  • Certified Professional Learning Designers (District Staff, Principals, PLS, Deans, APs, and other teacher leaders)
    • Open to Charter school leaders as well
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Not at this time
  • Open to Student Teachers = Not at this time


Timeline Overview

This is a self-paced course to support the Canvas course design process. 

  • This is course will take approximately 2-4 hours to complete, depending on how much time you put into your "sandbox" assignment.
  • After completing this course, transcripts will be updated weekly.



After this course you will be able to...

  1. Know the process of creating Canvas online/blended courses for the catalog system for DCSD staff
  2. Utilize the core functionality and course design features in Canvas
  3. Know and understand how to facilitate and administer a Canvas online/blended course

Sign up for this course today!