Did you receive a mysterious email saying you were invited to the “Growing with Canvas” Teacher Training course? Or did you go to https://smumn.instructure.com, enter your username and password and see this “course card” on your dashboard?

dashboard icon for growing with canvas

Don’t fret — it is not spam or phishing. In fact, for many of you this will be your first opportunity to interact with Canvas, Saint Mary’s new Learning Management System. If you follow the link and log into Canvas (you may need to use all CAPS for your username), you should see that you are enrolled in Growing with Canvas — a self-paced course that will allow you to learn to use Canvas as an instructor on your own time.

modules in Growing with Canvas

Growing with Canvas guides you through all of the standard Canvas functions via its course modules. And you will be able to practice what you learn in your Canvas sandbox course (also available in your courses) without the fear that anyone will be using your course while you experiment.

Growing with Canvas is just the first training opportunity we will offer with Canvas. Check out the Calendar on the main Canvas page to see when we will offer live sessions with Canvas trainers and trainings run by Saint Mary’s staff as well.

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