Campus Information Technology Support and the Center for Instructional Design will be offering a Web Content Stewards digital badge this summer! Our content stewards will be training on our Drupal Polaris content management system, and also learn about web design aesthetics, writing for the web, creating web media and content marketing.
The digital badge training materials will be in Canvas, with additional material from Lynda.com at Penn State. There are five training sessions, each with two separate registration times to accommodate staff schedules.
Part 1: Using the Polaris CMS
Part 2: Web Design Aesthetics
Part 3: Writing for the Web
Part 4: Creating Web Media
Part 5: Content Marketing
For more information and to register, visit the Worthington Scranton IT Support site:
Please visit the Information Technology Support site for more information and to register for our upcoming staff and faculty workshops on Box, Sites at Penn State, UCS Calendar and Email, telephone etiquette, security and more!
Visit the Information Technology Support offices to learn more about Flipping the Classroom with our One Button Studio. We can help you use the studio equipment, edit your video and add it to your Canvas course.
Contact Brent Pennington at x2551 and Griff Lewis at x2654.
Our Third Annual Northeast Regional Faculty Development Day at Worthington Scranton was an overwhelming success, with 45 total attendees, representing 4 campuses and University Park.
Faculty and staff from Worthington Scranton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and Lehigh Valley campuses, as well as trainers and instructional designers from University Park took place in hands-on Canvas Learning Management System training, and instructional design and technology presentations.
Feedback from attendees was very positive, and many remarked they couldn’t wait until the next event.
Plan now to attend the January 2018 Faculty Development Day at Worthington Scranton!
Start your Spring semester off right by attending our Third Annual Northeast Regional Faculty Development Day at Worthington Scranton. Attendees have the opportunity to pick between two different workshop tracks; hands-on Canvas training and also pedagogy and technology.
This is sure to be a great event, we look forward to seeing you. Happy New Year!
Faculty Development Day at Worthington Scranton 2017
We will continue to host Canvas workshops through the month of December:
Thursday, 12/1: ANGEL to Canvas Transition – Compare the learning management systems, learn the required steps to migrate a course from ANGEL to Canvas (Part 2).
Monday, 12/5, Thursday, 12/8: Create and Organize Your Canvas Course – Create material, organize modules, customize home page and menus, publish and copy courses (Part 3).
Tuesday, 12/13, Wednesday, 12/14: Communicate and Foster Discussion – Create and manage discussions, use Announcements and course messaging to engage your students (Part 4).
Coming up for the New Year, our Third Annual Northeast Regional Faculty Development Day! We are very excited to have two tracks to our event, a Canvas hands-on training track and a Technology and Pedagogy track. Sessions will feature presenters from University Park, Worthington Scranton, with assistance from Schuylkill and Wilkes-Barre. Come and join us to kick off the Spring semester with new ways to improve our students’ experiences!
Lunch is included, so please register here:
We look forward to seeing you!
Penn State is in the midst of the College/Campus migration and conversion phase of the transition to Canvas as the new Learning Management System.
To learn more about the Canvas transition and how it affects you, please consider attending the Campus Canvas Countdown event on Wednesday, November 16 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM in Dawson 14. This will be during the Common Hour, so everyone who is interested can participate. The online, interactive session will be conducted via Zoom.
This is an opportunity to hear from the Canvas Project Team, IT Training Services, and the Conversion Support Team – and get your Canvas questions answered.
The first 20 people in the door will receive a Canvas drawstring bag!
We hope to see you on November 16!
It’s Your Canvas!
Congratulations are due to more Worthington Scranton faculty who have completed our Canvas Learning Path certification and digital badge training program.
Dr. Michael Evans
Dr. Janet Melnick
Dr. Eva Tettenborn
We have even more faculty who are near completion of the training program too! For more information on upcoming training sessions, please see our schedule at:
Contact the Center for Instructional Design at 570-963-2654
Please congratulate Worthington Scranton faculty who have completed at least five of the six workshops in the Penn State Canvas Learning Path
Dr. Meg Hatch
Dr. Laura Nathans
Dr. Raymond Petren
The Canvas Learning Path is organized into six learning modules, each with a specific goal related to enhancing teaching and learning. Each module contains a selection of the best pedagogical and technical (how-to) resources to help you achieve the objectives of that module. Workshops from the Canvas Learning Path are offered each week by the Center for Instructional Design, covering the following topics:
1. Get Started with Canvas
2. Transition to Canvas from ANGEL
3. Create and Organize Your Course
4. Communicate and Discuss
5. Assess, Grade and Monitor Student Work
6. Facilitate Collaborative Learning with Groups
Faculty who complete the first five of the six Canvas Learning Path modules are recognized with a certificate and digital badge, and are trained in the use of Canvas for face-to-face and hybrid courses. Faculty who complete part six receive more training on interacting with student groups, especially in hybrid and online courses.
Workshops from the Canvas Learning Path are offered twice each week throughout the Fall semester, the current schedule can be found here:
Please contact us for more information about how you can earn your Canvas Learning Path certification for your records and Faculty Activity Reports.
Welcome back to our students and faculty for the Fall 2016 semester! We have plenty of training workshops scheduled this fall on our new Canvas learning management system.
Friday, 9/9: ANGEL to Canvas Transition – Compare the learning management systems, learn the required steps to migrate a course from ANGEL to Canvas (Part 2).
Wednesday, 9/14, Thursday, 9/15: Create and Organize Your Course – Create material, organize modules, customize home page and menus, publish and copy courses (Part 3).
Monday, 9/19, Thursday, 9/22: Communicate and Foster Discussion – Create and manage discussions, use Announcements and course messaging to engage your students (Part 4).
Tuesday, 9/27, Wednesday, 9/28: Assess, Grade, Monitor Student Work – Create assignments, assessment tools, and rubrics. Manage your gradebook, Speedgrader, download and upload grades (Part 5).
Faculty who complete workshops 1-5 will receive our digital badge:
For more information, contact the Center for Instructional Design!