Jason Coates, a senior lecturer in the Department of English, used Canvas in spring 2019 as part of a pilot test of the system. His experience convinced him using Canvas will create a stronger connection with students and make his work more enjoyable.
TXST Canvas Champions are faculty members excited about the new learning management system and willing to share their experiences with peers.
The program is a faculty-to-faculty exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices for using Canvas to teach at Texas State.
Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Ken Pierce, Vice President for Information Technology, are supporting the program. They encourage the use of Canvas, and the exchange of ideas.
Interest in Canvas is high at Texas State. More than 940 faculty members had accessed the system by Feb. 14, 2020, and more than 1,281 courses and project course sites have been created.
If you are an early adopter of TXST Canvas and are willing to share your experiences, click the button below to join the growing number of TXST Canvas Champions.
Sarah Neller was one of three faculty members who piloted Canvas for Texas State University during spring semester 2019. Neller is an Assistant Professor in the St. David's School of Nursing. Watch the video to hear about her experiences and her thoughts about Canvas at TXST.
Jason Coates, Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Dr. Michele Crawford Reynolds, Lecturer, Department of Biology
Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean, Graduate College
Jennifer Garcia, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
Dr. Candace Hastings, Director, Faculty Development, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Doug Holschuh, Senior Lecturer, Department of Curriculum And Instruction
Dr. Paul Jantz, Associate Professor, Education
Dr. Douglas Morrish, Assistant Dean and Professor, Applied Arts
Sarah Neller, Clinical Assistant Professor, St. David's School of Nursing
Claudia Roeschman, Associate Professor, Art and Design
Dr. Chad Smith, Chair and Professor, Liberal Arts
Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost, Chair of the Learning Management System Steering Committee
Dr. Eric Timmerman, Chair and Professor, Fine Arts and Communication
Dr. Peter Tschirhart, Senior Lecturer, Honors College
Dr. David Wierschem, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, McCoy College of Business Administration
Dana Willett, Assistant Vice President, Distance and Extended Learning