Additional “Introduction to Teaching with Canvas” sections added

Several additional sections of Canvas training have been opened.  

Training runs from 8/15 – 9/11 & 9/19 – 10/14

If you are interested in using Canvas next Winter or Spring I encourage you to enroll now as there are limited seats available.  In order to use Canvas for the Winter 2017 session you must complete Canvas training by the end of October 2016.  To use Canvas for Spring 2017 you must complete the training by the end of November 2016.

Be sure to use the code OEIfree4U which will waive the registration fee. Register now at

Don’t forget to attend the Tech Fair Keynote, “Making Stuff:  How Digital Media Can Improve the Relevancy of Education”!

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Where: SSB-414

Learning in our mobile, digital society is not what it used to be! This hands-on workshop will examine how digital, mobile content and communications are challenging the relevance of education and offer simple strategies to improve student engagement. Bring a laptop, an open mind, and arrive ready to make stuff! 

Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Lecturer & Teaching and Learning Innovations Specialist, CSU Channel Islands

Author, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

Dr. Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in higher education. Michelle has more than 15 years of experience teaching diverse students in California’s community college system in face-to-face, blended, and online environments. She was the recipient of the Sloan-C/OLC Online Teaching Excellence Award and served as conference chair for the 8th Annual OLC International Symposium of Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. While she is a teacher at heart, Michelle currently provides support and professional development to online and blended faculty at CSU Channel Islands — from a distance — and is teaching a blended course in Digital Citizenship for first year transfer students. She is also working on the second edition of her book, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies. You may connect with Michelle at


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