Bobby Pedersen

Ready, steady, Canvas!

Blog Post created by Bobby Pedersen Champion on Apr 12, 2018

I love working with teachers as they learn how to use Canvas. Hearing their relief as they realise it's easier than our previous LMS and listening to ideas floating around the room of different ways it could be used makes my job so much fun. 


Sometimes though there is a sense of people being overwhelmed. That's natural. I really feel for them, and can remember so well that sensation when trying to get my head around new technologies.


When teachers leave training sessions with a purpose in mind then it's comforting to know they are on track. But when they leave knowing the basics of putting pages and modules together but without a real purpose in mind it's demoralising for everyone.


Ideally I'd love to be able to have everyone leave with at least one idea they can 'use tomorrow'. eg. announcements, discussions, quizzes. What ideas/challenges do other trainers have up their sleeves for teachers to action the next day? K-12 Priority Services K12 do you have some nifty ideas to share?