General description of the project:
This presentation will showcase the design and implementation of the “Teaching with Technology” hands-on professional development Canvas course at CSU San Bernardino. The course was designed to introduce faculty to advanced features in Canvas as well as available learning apps that integrate with Canvas. The underlying premise of the course was that the more comfortable faculty are with the technical aspects and teaching applications of these tools, the more likely they are to use them and use them well. Mandy Taylor proposed the original concept for the course, which was collaboratively designed and moderated by the CSUSB Instructional Design team.
Participants had to complete two required modules, one on frameworks for integrating technology and another on accessibility. Then, participants had to choose 6 (of 11) other modules to complete. All modules included knowledge checks and/or demonstration-related assignments. Participants who successfully completed the course earned $500 in professional development funds, the only costs associated with the project. Funding was provided by the CSUSB Faculty Center for Excellence, part of Academic Affairs. Exit survey data show that participants found the course useful overall. Participants also provided useful feedback to implement before the next iteration in Spring 2024. Helping faculty more effectively incorporate technology into their courses has a direct impact on Hispanic students.