• facebook
  • youtube
  • Canvas sm
  • mymacc
  • applynow

Professional Development Schedule

MACC intends to provide a quality, meaningful Professional Development program for all MACC employees. If you would like to see us offer any particular topic that would be relevant and valuable for you, please forward your suggestions to the Director of Human Resources. Professional development is very important for all employees to keep current in technology, legal issues, and other topics that help us do our jobs well and boost our morale. Every full-time employee is required to attend a minimum of 3 sessions each academic year. Please contact Human Resources at extension 11294 to register or as instructed below.


Be sure to RSVP to 24 hours prior to the meeting to receive a link.

Creating Content in Canvas

Discover creating content in Canvas using the rich content editor tool. Many options are available and we will cover each of them as well as practice.

  • February 10, 7:00 pm*
  • February 11, 3:00 pm*
  • February 12, 10:00 am*

Turnitin & External Tools

Have you been wanting to explore using Turnitin and other external tools, but aren't sure how to create and/or use them in the Canvas learning management system? Attend this session to create and grade using Turnitin and using other tools available. Presented by: Tonya Fast

  • February 18, 3:00 & 7:00 pm*
  • February 19, 10:00 am*

Conference in Canvas

Attend this session to discover more about Canvas' conference tool and how to use it for virtual office hours or student meetings.

  • February 24, 7:00 pm*
  • February 25, 3:00 pm*
  • February 26, 10:00 am*

Course Resources/ebooks/Vital Source

Discover the world of downloadable textbooks. If you are teaching a course that includes Course Resources, attend this session to learn what is available to instructors and students. Additionally, we will cover Vital Source, a tool used to provide students with a perpetual bookshelf they can access offline.

  • March 3, 3:00 & 7:00 pm*
  • March 4, 10:00 am*

Retention Manager

Be that person! Use Retention Manager to aid in your classroom retention and to motivate students.· March 9, 7:00 pm*

  • March 9, 7:00 pm*
  • March 10, 3:00 pm*
  • March 11, 10:00 am*

Rubrics in Canvas

Have you been wanting to explore online rubrics, but aren't sure how to create and/or use them in our learning management system? Attend this session to create and grade using rubrics while additionally viewing the student side of the rubric experience. Presented by: Tonya Fast

  • March 17, 3:00 & 7:00 pm*
  • March 18, 10:00 am*

Creating Test Banks

Question Banks are a place to house questions that can be added to quizzes across courses or accounts. We will show you how to set up both and along with other features of quizzes.

  • April 7, 3:00 & 7:00 pm*
  • April 8, 10:00 am*

Course Resources for Dual Credit Instructors

This session will cover the available resources for dual credit instructors and students. Presented by: Amy Johns

  • April 13, 8:00 pm*

*Sessions to be held virtually via Blackboard Collaborate 

Each session is worth 1 credit toward the Adjunct Professional Development stipend.


Please note the following:

  • You CAN attend more than 3 sessions if the topic is beneficial to you.
  • Get approval from your supervisor as needed before contacting the HR office to register.