Changes to OL Courses this Summer!

OL 2000 (New Version) will be offered in July only. This is a five-week course in Canvas. It also counts for OL 2700 in earning the current Online Teaching Certificate. Registration is open now and is only accomplished by emailing Cathy Shreckengast (

No other OL courses will be offered in July or August as we transition to Canvas. Look for a re-designed OL curriculum, new certificates, and new programs in the fall of 2016.

Registration for all 1000-level OL courses will close on June 15, 2016. Those courses will end on June 30, 2016, giving participants two weeks to complete. Those enrolled but who have not completed will need to re-enroll when those courses return in Canvas in the fall. If you have questions, contact Shawna Cassick (

Canvas logoAre you in need of some Canvas help or just have questions about what is going on with Penn State’s transition to it?

Canvas training is going on all summer to help faculty make their move into the new Learning Management System.

Canvas Learning Center

The first stop for many will be the Canvas Learning Center, where faculty and staff can explore Canvas at their own pace.

To access the Learning Center, which is available 24/7, visit

Regional Training

The following are regional Canvas training events scheduled through the end of May. Click on the location to register.

Harrisburg — May 16, 9 am – 5 pm

Hazleton — May 17, 9 am – 5 pm

DuBois — May 19, 9 am – 5 pm

Altoona — May 20, 9 am – 5 pm

Beaver — May 24, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Beaver — May 25, 9 am – 3:30 pm

ITS Training Services

ITS Training Services has Canvas training sessions planned through July. Listed below are sessions through the end of May that are not yet filled to capacity.

Canvas Town Hall

  • May 16, 8:45-10 am

Register for a Canvas Town Hall

Faculty Chat: Using Canvas to Enhance Your Teaching

  • May 25, 1:45-3 pm

Register for an online Faculty Chat

To see the complete list of sessions offered through July, visit Sessions for August and into the fall will be announced at a later date.

It’s Your Canvas. Beat the rush and take advantage now of available training offered at no cost.

If you missed our first offering of this webinar, we will offer it again next month!

CaptureIntroducing the Canvas Learning Center
May 18 | 10 a.m. ET
Via Adobe Connect

Penn State’s Canvas Learning Center houses a comprehensive, self-directed curriculum designed to help all PSU faculty and staff learn how to get the most out of Canvas. This self-paced curriculum is called the Canvas Learning Path, and it collects the best tutorials, live training sessions, videos, and other resources from Canvas and Penn State sources into a logical progression designed to help all faculty and faculty-support staff learn how to get the most out of Canvas.

Kris Benefield, an instructional designer in ITS Training Services and the lead on the Canvas Learning Path project, will introduce the Canvas Learning Center and Canvas Learning Path, highlighting resources that support instructional objectives including organizing and delivering course content, creating assignments and quizzes, and grading student work.

During this webinar, you’ll discover:
How to access and navigate the Canvas Learning Center
• How to use the Course Design Checklist and the Learning Path to streamline the process of designing a new course from scratch
• How to get more out of live Canvas training by leveraging the Learning Path before, during, and after a session.
• The Training Services roadmap for updates and improvements to the Learning Center, and how you can influence those changes right away

Register here! Please choose “[05/18/16 – 05/18/16] Webinar012: Introducing the Learning Center” from the event drop down list. Registration will close on Monday, May 9. At that time you will receive the Adobe link to access the meeting space. All webinars are recorded and posted on our website for future viewing.