Certificates

Certificate 2024 – Canvas Superstar

Canvas Superstars are instructors who strive to offer their students the best possible learning experience that the Canvas LMS has to offer. From facilitating engaging discussions to agility in the Canvas gradebook, Canvas Superstars are always ready to level-up their LMS skills. Instructors who engage with this pathway become fluent users and guides in Canvas.

  1. Attend 5+ workshops in the Canvas series to develop agility using the platform.
  2. Option 1: Design or revise one Canvas course and review design with an instructional designer
  3. Option 2: Based on workshop learning, create a brief presentation/resource on Canvas best practice(s) to share with colleagues in your department or community. CTL staff will assist with resource distribution and presentation scheduling.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UAF instructors (including grad students) or staff.

Questions? Contact Nathan Feemster (nfeemster@alaska.edu)


Certificate 2024 – Instructional Media

Instructional media, including video, graphics, and interactive elements you might create for your courses, can be a key way to communicate your expertise to students. UAF has extensive resources to support your innovative media creation, from on-campus studios to software that can support professional media creation from anywhere. Instructors who engage with the Instructional Media Certificate will have the opportunity to explore these resources and, with guidance from our media producers, become agile and confident creators themselves.

  1. Based on challenges posed by the CTL Media Resources blog, create 3 pieces of instructional media using UAF supported tools (media studio, WeVideo license, Playposit, etc)
  2. Submit and review media submissions with a UAF media producer for feedback.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UAF instructors (including grad students) or staff.

Questions? Contact Christen Booth (cdbooth@alaska.edu)


Certificate 2024 – OER

Using and creating Open Educational Resources (OER) is an excellent way to help make education more affordable for UAF students. Instructors who complete the OER pathway have a full understanding not just of what OER are, but where to find them, how to assess them, and even how to create them themselves. In addition to completing a self-paced online course on the topic, these instructors will get support in revising one of their courses to become a NoLo designated course, and thus more affordable for students.

  1. Complete the online OER Certification course, which shares foundational concepts in open educational practices.
  2. Revise at least one course to meet UAF’s NoLo requirements.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UAF instructors (including grad students) or staff.

Questions? Contact Moss (jlmoss@alaska.edu).


Certificate 2024 – Student Success

In Fall 2024, the Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the Student Success Center to host a two-part convening of instructors and students from across the curriculum for discussion and problem-solving around UAF’s specific barriers and factors contributing to student success. Instructors who complete the Student Success Certificate have particiapted in the convening and are allies and advocates who have engaged with the research and with their colleagues to understand what it will take to make success broadly accessible to all UAF students.

  1. Attend the Fall 2024 Student Success convening, which offers insight into student needs and best practices to enable success of all students.
  2. Self-review and revise one course using the CTL’s inclusive course design rubric.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UAF instructors (including grad students) or staff.

Questions? Contact Kendell Newman Sadiik (klnewman4@alaska.edu).