Advanced LMS Skills for Teachers

Concurrent Session 2

Brief Abstract

For those teachers comfortable with navigating their LMS who are looking to jazz up your courses, set yourself up for further success by creating amazing, engaging content.  Learn from a Canvas expert how to create sophisticated interactions, utilize dynamic html code, and integrate technology to bring your course content to life. 


Dr Sean Nufer is the Director of Teaching and Learning at TCS Education System, and an associate adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific Oaks College.

Extended Abstract

In my dual roles as both professor and Senior Director of Teaching and Learning, I have been contacted throughout the years by faculty looking to improve the look, feel, and functionality of their Canvas experience.  Many would like to do more with their LMS content pages than simply display text and pictures on a screen.  Although content is king and curriculum alignment depends on effective pedagogy, there is still a lot that we can do in the design process to engage students and facilitate more meaningful interaction with the content. 

In this session, we will explore various ways to style and enhance your course content, including how to: embed ed tech content into your pages, create an interactive table of contents using simple code, design banners and section separations, and how to effectively use images (including understanding margins, padding, and borders). Throughout the session, participants will have access to a live Canvas page in a public course as we will take a bland content page and make it interactive, engaging, and aesthetically appealing.

Come explore some dos and don’ts as you design amazing LMS pages.  Follow along with this session as we discover techniques together or listen and take notes (and review the recording once the dust has settled).  This session will be fast paced and engaging.