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VVA Statewide LMS Success

Statewide LMS Success

Level Up Your Digital Instruction Skills!

Educators throughout the Commonwealth can level up their skills in using Virtual Virginia’s Statewide Learning Management System (LMS) for online and blended education.

The VVA Statewide LMS Success program provides structured, role-specific pathways to learn about and master the Canvas LMS, which is provided at no cost to all Virginia public schools and students.

Users can complete training based on the following LMS user roles:

  • K–12 instructors (classroom teachers, counselors, and support personnel)
  • Statewide LMS administrators (ITRTs, division-level technology support, etc.)
  • School and division leaders (building-level and division-level administrators)
  • School and division support (counselors, special education personnel, and extracurricular advisors and coaches)

Tracks

Each role’s pathway is divided into three levels, and a digital badge is awarded at the successful completion of each level (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3). The requirements for achieving each level for each role are described below.

K–12 Instructor

K–12 Instructor

Level 1 ⭐️

Level 1

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 12 hours):

  1. Canvas for Beginners Part 1
  2. Canvas for Beginners Part 2
  3. Join and participate in at least one PLN User Group
  4. Explore recorded presentations
    • VVA Outreach Webinar Recordings 
    • PLC Workshops 
    • Fast & Curious Series
Power-Up Learning Task

Choose one of the following (approximately 1 hour):

  1. Exploring the Canvas Commons
  2. Data for Teachers
  3. Course Communication Tools
  4. The Student Experience
  5. Canvas for Littles
Level 2 ⭐️⭐️

Level 2

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (up to approximately 20 hours):

  1. Champions
  2. Diving In: Project-Based Learning
  3. Connecting Educational Tools:
    • Canvas + Google Integration, or
    • Canvas + Microsoft Office Integration
  4. Accessibility
Power-Up Learning Task

Choose one of the following (approximately 1 hour):

  1. Outcomes and Rubrics for Instructors
  2. Managing Assessments in New Quizzes
  3. Canvas for Special Education
  4. Blended Learning Conference Course
Level 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Level 3

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 12 hours):

  1. Hitting the Mark: Student Engagement
  2. Blazing the Trail: Cognitive and Collaborative Strategies
  3. Canvas for Performance-Based Teaching
  4. Mastery Paths Creation
Power-Up Learning Task

Choose one of the following (approximately 1 hour):

  1. Getting Started with Canvas Badges
  2. Group Work and Collaboration
  3. Canvas in Math & Science
Statewide LMS Administrator

Statewide LMS Administrator

Level 1 ⭐️

Level 1

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 12 hours):

  1. Getting Started with your Implementation Journey
  2. Connecting Educational Tools:
    • Canvas + Google Integration, or
    • Canvas + Microsoft Office Integration
  3. K–12 First Day Ready
Level 2 ⭐️⭐️

Level 2

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 7 hours):

  1. Be The Hero
  2. Data in Canvas
  3. Templates & Sharing
Level 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Level 3

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 6 hours):

  1. Recipes for Leaders
  2. Assessment Tools for Canvas Admins
  3. Canvas Course Evaluation & Accessibility
School/Division Leader

School/Division Leader

Level 1 ⭐️

Level 1

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 12 hours):

  1. Canvas PLCs Adoption Consulting (6 hours, synchronous): Aligns the division’s vision to the LMS rollout, adoption, sustained acceleration, and lasting change
  2. Recipes For Leaders
    • Checklist for Site-Based Administrators
    • Checklist for Observations & Supervision
Optional Power-Up Learning Task

Complete the Futures Protocol with Canvas PLCs, an optional, 1-hour task (synchronous)

Level 2 ⭐️⭐️

Level 2

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following Canvas for School & District Leadership webinars (approximately 3 hours):

  1. Canvas Overview for Administrators
  2. Canvas at the School or District Level
  3. Data in Canvas
Level 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Level 3

Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 6 hours):

  1. Applying Canvas Usage to Professional Learning
    • Checklist for Professional Learning
  2. Assessment Tools for Canvas Admins
    • Templates and Sharing
    • Course Design and Accessibility
  3. Introduction to OER (#GoOpenVA)
School & Division Support

School & Division Support

Choose one of the following tracks, based on your role:

Counselor

Counselor

Level 1 ⭐️
Level 1
Core Learning Task

Complete the Two-Week Crash Course in VVA Canvas Countdown (approximately 10 hours)

Optional Learning Task

If desired, continue to the VVA Professional Learning Opportunities User Group to earn the K–12 Instructor badges

Level 2 ⭐️⭐️
Level 2
Core Learning Task

Complete Counselors, Coaches, and Clubs, Oh My! (approximately 3 hours)

Level 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Level 3
Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 3 hours):

  1. Course Communication
  2. The Student Experience
  3. Accessibility
Extracurricular Advisor/Coach

Extracurricular Advisor/Coach

Level 1 ⭐️
Level 1
Core Learning Task

Complete the Two-Week Crash Course in VVA Canvas Countdown (approximately 10 hours)

Optional Learning Task

If desired, continue to the VVA Professional Learning Opportunities User Group to earn the K–12 Instructor badges

Level 2 ⭐️⭐️
Level 2
Core Learning Task

Complete Counselors, Coaches, and Clubs, Oh My! (approximately 3 hours)

Level 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Level 3
Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 3 hours):

  1. Course Communication
  2. The Student Experience
  3. Accessibility
Special Education Personnel

Special Education Personnel

Level 1 ⭐️
Level 1
Core Learning Task

Complete the Two-Week Crash Course in VVA Canvas Countdown (approximately 10 hours)

Level 2 ⭐️⭐️
Level 2
Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 3 hours):

  1. Canvas for Special Education
  2. Accessibility
  3. Course Design & Accessibility
Level 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Level 3
Core Learning Tasks

Complete all of the following (approximately 1 hour):

  1. Course Communication
  2. The Student Experience
Power-Up Learning Task

Choose one of the following (approximately 1 hour):

  1. Grading and Feedback
  2. Strategies for Non-Readers in K–2
  3. Engaging Learners

How to Get Started

To start your Statewide LMS Success journey, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your Canvas LMS account.
  2. From the list below, navigate to the course associated with your learning pathway:
  3. Enroll in the course.
  4. After you enroll, the course will appear on your Canvas LMS dashboard. (If you do not see the course on your Canvas LMS dashboard, click “Courses” in the lefthand global navigation and then “All Courses.”)

If you have issues accessing your learning pathway, please contact VVA Professional Learning Coordinator Steven Sproles at [email protected].


For questions about the Statewide LMS Success program, please contact VVA Professional Learning Coordinator Steven Sproles at [email protected].