Canvas Network offers open, online courses taught by educators everywhere. Powered by the Canvas learning management system, Canvas Network provides a place and platform where teachers, students, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry.

Canvas Network is developed and supported by Instructure, an education technology company that partners with educators, institutions, and technologists to build open educational resources and break down barriers to learning.

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Sep 12th 2016

This eight-week online course provides an overview of the economy surrounding biotechnology. As a participant, you’ll learn about biorefineries, nutrients, biopolymers, bioenergy, and the cycle that takes products from biomass to world markets.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
Sep 12th 2016

L’innovation est une dimension majeure de la réussite des entreprises. Mais qu’est-ce qu’innover et comment innove-t-on ? Tout le monde en est-il capable, dans une entreprise ou dans la vie de tous les jours ? Nous pensons que oui et c’est ce que nous voulons vous faire découvrir en partageant avec vous une démarche simple : quatre étapes d’exploration, de créativité mais aussi de confrontation à la réalité pour faire émerger le potentiel innovateur qui sommeille en chacun de nous.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Sep 12th 2016

Innovation is a major part of business success. But what is innovation and how do you innovate? Can anyone do it, in business or in everyday life? We think the answer to that question is yes, and we want to help you discover how by sharing a simple process with you: four exploratory steps, creative but also realistic, designed to wake up the potential innovator in all of us.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Jul 11th 2016

This course develops and refines participants’ skills in composing, rhetorical analysis, and research. The course emphasizes persuasive and researched writing, peer review, and composing in various forms and media.

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Jul 11th 2016

This short course will provide an introductory, hands-on introduction to statistics used in educational research and evaluation. Participants will learn statistical concepts, principles, and procedures by building Excel spreadsheets from scratch in a guided learning approach using very short video-based tutorials.

Average: 7.3 (3 votes)
Jul 11th 2016

Are you entering the world of work for the first time, changing careers or professional direction? Either way, in an increasingly competitive job market it pays to plan and think ahead. This course provides you with planning tools and strategies to help you achieve your career goals.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Jul 11th 2016

This self-paced course provides participants with the opportunity to explore, assess, and document learning mastered through a variety of life experiences. You will be challenged to think holistically and critically about your skills, knowledge, and performance capabilities as they relate to college-level and professional-based learning.

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Jul 11th 2016

While biologists have long understood the power of disease to shape events in world history, the depth of that power has rarely emerged in history books. This course seeks to redress that imbalance through historical anecdote and scientific explanation as it investigates the ways in which diseases have affected dramatically the course of history across several topics, including religion, war, and migration.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Jul 11th 2016

This course will celebrate food and its relationship to wellness, focusing on a global approach. Participants will investigate culinary and dietary practices from four regions around the world, looking at the correlation and interconnection between local foods and health.

Average: 6 (3 votes)
Jul 11th 2016

The Stavros Center for Economic Education of Florida State University (FSU) and Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship of Northern Michigan University will offer a six week cutting-edge, online course in economics and personal finance. Developed by a team of master economic educators, this course is for students who would like to learn more about economics, wealth and prosperity. This 16 module, multi-media course is understandable, easy to navigate, and focuses on what you really need to know about economics and personal finance. It will be taught by a seasoned online instructor.

Average: 6.7 (12 votes)
Jul 5th 2016

This course is for anyone interested in elections. Participants will receive practical advice on setting an ethical tone, ethical decision-making, ethical operations, and using campaign ethics to their advantage. Please note that this is a course on ethics and not a primer on the specific laws that regulate the political process. Upon completion, participants will receive a badge from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics that can be used on campaign websites and other campaign communications.

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Jul 1st 2016

As a unique collaboration of units across Iowa State University and the state of Iowa, “Teaching and Learning Iowa History” is a much-needed response to the lack of resources related to Iowa state history education. Despite statewide interest in Iowa history as documented by the Department of Cultural Affairs, there are few opportunities to learn about it—especially history related to social justice and diversity. In addition, the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) has surveyed teachers across the state and found that there are currently very few social studies education professional development opportunities for Iowa teachers.

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Jun 20th 2016

Designing and facilitating online courses with a diverse student population is a challenge for new, as well as experienced online instructors. This course invites your critical reflection on the methods of online instruction; beliefs and potential bias of the online learner; policies and rules and how they align with course objectives; tone and the purpose of communication.

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Jun 20th 2016

While open to anyone interested in refreshing math skills, this course is designed primarily for new or current college students, particularly those who have not completed their college math requirement. It will provide math refresher materials covering a wide range of mathematical concepts.

Average: 3.4 (7 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, techniques, and principles of project management. Primary emphasis will be on learning the project management process outlined in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide). Agile, extreme, and other variations of project management will be discussed and their key features related to the PMBOK Guide.

Average: 5.3 (18 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

Many students leave high school unprepared for the rigors of college chemistry. This course is the first in a series designed to give students an opportunity to review subjects from advanced high school chemistry at a pace conducive to their level, whether they are encountering the material for the first time or using the course as a refresher.

Average: 1 (2 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

Here’s your chance to review the fundamental processes of mathematics with emphasis on problem-solving techniques.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Jun 20th 2016

Using digital classroom strategies such as storytelling, team activities, competition, and gamification, this course is designed to facilitate participant engagement, interaction, and provide an introduction to how to teach and learn online in a K-12 context. What are the differences between online and traditional teaching? What are the best pedagogical approaches to teaching online? This course will explore best practices in online teaching in a fun and engaging way.

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Jun 20th 2016

Determine Your Readiness for Doctoral Studies is a course for individuals interested in discovering what it takes to complete a doctorate. You will learn about critical thinking, how people learn and what part personality plays in how individuals learn.

Average: 8.5 (6 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

This course will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of producing concerts and events using live music, from initial concept to encore performance. You’ll gain the knowledge and learn about the skills required to produce valuable concerts and other events that include live music performances.

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