Old Dominion University, Center for Learning and Teaching

Creating Connections Together: Creating Shared Resources for Student Success via the Canvas Commons

May 17, 2022 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Presented by: Diana Hernandez,   Marissa Jimenez,   Taia Reid,  

Canvas Commons, Canvas’s repository, is tool that allows for collaboration among staff and faculty. During this presentation, we will discuss how we will leverage Canvas Commons, as method of effective e-module delivery that allows faculty to incorporate student success skills into their courses.


Online Only


At the end of this session, you will  

  • Learn more about the Canvas Commons feature
  • Be able to upload a module from Canvas Commons
  • Be able to recognize the benefits of using e-modules as a course assignment

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About the Presenters

Diana Hernandez

Dr. Diana Hernandez is the Assistant Director of Academic Resources in the Learning Center. She provides resources and trainings to faculty and staff to help students achieve academic success. Besides providing academic resources and assistance to faculty, staff, and students, Diana has experience working with and advising/academic coaching first-generation college students.

Marissa Jimenez

Marissa Jimenez is the Executive Director for the Office of Academic Success Initiatives and Support. With a background in secondary education and fifteen years of experience in higher education, she provides support and guidance to students as they transition to, through, and out of college. As a first-generation college student, she is familiar with the unique experiences of other first-gen students and have dedicated her work to provide services and programs for them. Marissa has an MA in English - Professional Writing and am currently working towards a PhD in Instructional Design & Technology.

Taia Reid

Taia Reid is the Assistant Director of Academic Resources. She provides mentorship experiences for pre-college and first-generation college students. Through her role, students can connect with other students, faculty, and staff to help them achieve their personal and academic goals. This role is exciting to her because it closely aligns with her interest in assisting first-generation, students from low SES, and urban backgrounds. Taia has earned my master's degree in Higher Education at ODU, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership.