The Canvas Administrator/Instructional Technologist has primary responsibility for the evaluation and installation of all Canvas system updates and upgrades, tools and software integrated with the Canvas system. Works in collaboration with University constituents to provide vision, leadership, and operational management for the support and ongoing development of technology-enabled distance learning initiatives and academic programs. Facilitates access, support, and training for faculty and students to support full utilization of the Canvas system and integrated third party tools.
Evaluate, configure, install and maintain the University Canvas system and appropriate integrations via LTIs and APIs. In collaboration with the Academic Coordinator of Online Learning, Online Learning Advisory Committee (OLAC), Academic Technology Committee (ATC) and Information Technology Division provide vision and leadership for the support and ongoing development of technology-enabled distance learning initiatives and academic programs. Collaborates with faculty and the Academic Coordinator of Online Learning to test and implement advanced features of the Canvas system. For example: rubrics, learning objectives and assessment items. Researches, configures and tests in a beta environment before configuration and installation in the production environment, 3rd party LTI integrations and determines the impact they may have on the effective and efficient use of the Canvas system. Participates in the development and implementation of policies, standards, documentation, and processes to ensure standards of excellence and consistency in terms of instructional design integrity and expectations. Translates business and academic requirements into learning requirements on medium to high complexity projects in collaboration with the Academic Coordinator of Online Learning and Information Technology personnel. Collect, analyze, and use data to improve the adoption, effectiveness and use of the Canvas platform. Create customized reports using information from the Canvas Data Portal and 3rd party products. Assist the Academic Coordinator of Online Learning in the development, presentation and maintenance of training materials, FAQ and webinars. Actively participate in Canvas forums and the Canvas Community. Setup and maintain specialized courses and enrollments that are outside of the standard Student Information System integrations. Establish and manage relationships with third party vendors that provide software used within the Canvas system. Manage and provide daily support for learning technologies including Dropout Detective (Aspiredu), Zoom, EvaluationKit, etc. Teach one online course per academic year. Travel to off-campus locations as required providing Canvas training to faculty/staff. Attend professional seminars and conferences, in-service training and staff meetings as required. Uphold the confidentiality of all information acquired by any means during the course of the performance of duties. Foster collaboration and partnerships within and across campus communities. Participate in the University planning process and initiate and volunteer such efforts as will further University goals and the fulfillment of the University Philosophy, Mission, Values and Vision. Assume and perform such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Educational Technology or Information Technology or complementary field and two years of experience administering and supporting learning systems in a higher education institution. Experience with Canvas is preferred. Online teaching experience required, preferably in a higher education setting. Proficient knowledge of instructional design and adult learning theories. Ability to collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to analyze needs and recommend learning solutions. Ability to identify best practices and emerging trends in instructional technology applicable to college instruction. Demonstrated ability to build and support a culture of trust and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to solve problems. Experience with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and Application Program Interfaces (API). Experience in generating customized reports using data from the Canvas Data Portal and 3rd party products. Strong technical skills including expertise using Microsoft 365, Google, and Adobe software, web design and Zoom conferencing. Experience in development, design and preparation of media materials in a variety of formats including audio, video and streaming media. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and user support skills. Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons. Strong self-motivation and attention to detail and pride in a job well done. Ability to handle stress and stressed out constituents successfully. Work and communicate effectively with staff, faculty and students. Willingness and commitment to continued training, education, and certification as necessary to remain current in the field and maintain systems appropriately. Maintain confidentiality of all information and respect the security of the Information Technology Division operations.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is currently classified as full-time, benefit eligible, and exempt. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance