MPS's Learning Management System
Online Instructional Design Coaches
What is an OIDC?
OIDCs are site-based online instructional design coaches who teach part of the day. Part of their contract is funded by Educational Technology in order to support schools with online and blended learning through Canvas, the district adopted learning management system. A detailed description of their roles and responsibilities is available here.
Who are the OIDCs assigned to my campus?
Please refer to the Canvas Contacts list to find the OIDC for your campus.
The Educational Technology Team, in coordination with Information Systems and Teaching and Learning, have been working diligently this summer to build training and support materials as PreK-12 teachers prepare for remote and blended instruction beginning this fall.
Canvas Support & Training
Mesa Public Schools Teaching & Learning has acquired Florida Virtual Schools (FLVS) content to facilitate remote learning for all K-6 learners. Teachers will be provided separate Canvas course spaces for each section assigned to them in Synergy. Core academic sections will be automatically populated with FLVS content. Teachers will be assigned the role of facilitator in these courses, providing them access to view content and grade assignments, but will be unable to edit the course space and content.
Training in the use of FLVS content within Canvas will be provided upon teachers’ return on contract.
Custom Canvas Course Spaces
In addition to the pre-populated, core content spaces created for teachers based on their Synergy sections, additional sections, such as Homeroom, will be provisioned for all PreK-6 teachers. These course spaces will allow teachers to augment their online instruction with content they curate and create themselves. Teachers will exercise full administrative control within these course spaces.
Educational Technology is now offering Canvas training for all PreK-12 teachers through our Canvas: First Steps training series. These trainings are grade-band specific and are now available within GROW for registration.
Additional Training & Support
For PreK-12 teachers already familiar with Canvas, Educational Technology is offering the following coursework to help teachers build and strengthen more advanced skills in Canvas.
Please visit our Remote Teaching: Training & Support website to access training and support materials for Webex, GMail, Clever, Screencasting and much more!
Who can help
Canvas Webex Trainings
MPS Recorded Trainings
MPS Canvas Videos
A playlist of videos to get you started!
MPS Canvas Tutorials
Support for MPS Teachers
All of MPS's custom request forms including requests for new course spaces, adding instructors, template courses and more are available here.