Canvas Network is an online platform that offers free, open professional development courses that support K-12 and Higher Ed (HE) educators. Canvas Network courses are taught by educators from around the world and focus on ways to help educators thrive in their classrooms and their careers.
What types of courses are offered on Canvas Network?
Canvas Network courses focus on professional development for educators (K-12/HE). Course content may cover a variety of topics, including the following:
Specialized teaching techniques or educational approaches that can be used in many different subject areas (e.g. differentiation, literacy strategies, etc.)
Developing an instructor’s technical, quantitative, and analytical skills to analyze student performance data
Technological skill development to improve teaching effectiveness and student performance
Improving fundamental teaching techniques (e.g. classroom management, framing questions to elicit critical thinking, etc)
Specialized skill development to better teach and support certain populations (e.g. students with learning disabilities, non-native language speakers, etc.)
Training courses that allow educators to acquire leadership skills
Canvas Network courses do NOT focus on increasing knowledge in a specific content area (e.g. economics, math, history, etc.), nor do they provide instruction for teaching specific content in a classroom
How do I offer a course on Canvas Network?
You can teach a Canvas Network course if your institution meets any of the following criteria:
Is a two-year or four-year college or university
Is a K-12 school
Is part of an academic partnership or consortia
Is a nonprofit organization with an education or public service mission
Is part of a government agency with an education mission
For-profit companies will be considered if courses are offered in collaboration with an educational institution or organization
If your institution fits the necessary criteria, you can begin your request to teach a course in Canvas Network by sending an email to email@example.com. Include your institution’s name, the course name, a brief course description, and the target audience of the course. Once your course request is screened, you will be enrolled in the Canvas Network Training course where you can submit a detailed course proposal for review. If your course proposal is accepted, you will be provided with a course shell so you can begin building your course.
What is the cost of offering a course on Canvas Network?
Canvas Network does not charge institutions a fee to offer a course on our platform. However, institutions may incur internal costs associated with marketing their course (e.g. social media, blog posts).
How do I get started with Canvas Network as a student?