Instructors and Course Designers Prepare for InstructureCon

The adoption of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) is underway at The Ohio State University. To get the most out of this new LMS, ODEE staff are accompanying 18 individuals to InstructureCon in Colorado from July 19-22. A wide variety of lecturers, professors, instructional designers and support staff from across the university will be attending this summer camp-inspired conference. This experience will allow instructors to immerse themselves in the new system, learn about all the features available to them and promote Canvas among their colleagues when they return.
The following individuals are gearing up for this “kumbayawesome” learning experience:
  • Sarah Bear, Instructional Development Specialist, Educational Technology
  • Audrey Begun, Professor, College of Social Work
  • Stephen Boyles, Professor, Animal Sciences
  • Terry Bradley, Systems Manager, Physics
  • Doug Dangler, eLearning Program Manager, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kay Halasek, Associate Professor, English
  • Darcy Hartman, Senior Lecturer, Economics
  • Jay Hsiao, Instructional Designer/Consultant, Veterinary Medicine
  • Amy Jauch, Instructor, College of Nursing
  • Anand Khurma, Associate Director of Instructional Design, College of Medicine
  • Margaret Murphy, Instructional Development Specialist, Public Health
  • Holly Nibert, Associate Professor, Spanish
  • Rachel Ripley, Academic Advisor, Newark Campus
  • Ty Shepfer, Senior Lecturer, Fisher College of Business
  • Matthew Swift, Coordinator, Film Studies
  • Erica Szeyller, Assistant Course Coordinator, Life Sciences
  • Aimee Ulstad, Associate Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Joe Zhou, Instructional Development Specialist, Marion Campus

We are confident the range of perspectives from this group will promote diversity in ideas and a strong collaborative effort that will greatly improve the student experience with the new Canvas LMS. Each has been selected for their enthusiasm to learn more and their willingness to be advocates for others at Ohio State.