Flex & PGI Credit for Canvas

This page explains how to claim FLEX and PGI credit for Canvas trainings and workshops.

FLEX CREDIT

Instructors can apply for up to 6 hours of FLEX credit for time spent at a Canvas training, one-on-one session, or receiving help at a Drop-in session (but not for time spent working independently). Faculty can claim up to 12 hours of FLEX for the Online Special Expertise training. For adjuncts, the FLEX schedule for spring semester is January 1 to June 30 and for fall semester is July 1 to December 31.

Follow these steps:

  1. Log into your faculty portal and select “Instructor Flex” for the current semester.
  2. At the bottom of that page, select “Flex Verification Form
  3. Under “select flex activity type” click "Menu of Activities."
  4. Look for "OND: 12" for on-demand Canvas training. You may enter up to 6 hours. 

NOTE: For drop-in sessions, you may only claim time spent receiving help from Distance Ed staff and not for working independently.

Flex Activity Settings

If you completed the Online Special Expertise certificate training: follow the same steps above but under select flex activity type click Online Training and look for "ONL: 71." You may enter up to 12 hours.

Flex menu for Online Special Expertise

If you attended a Webinar, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your faculty portal and select “Instructor Flex” for the current semester.
  2. At the bottom of that page, select “Flex Verification Form
  3. Under “select flex activity type” click “group” and find the pull-down menu for the webinars.

SUMMER FLEX

This is how flex activities during the summer months are credited as defined in the Title 5 requirements of the flexible calendar program:

The Flexible calendar Program is based on the Fiscal Year: July 1- June 30. 

For example, during Summer 2016:

  • Activities occurring through June 30 are earned in the 2015-16 Academic year (spring semester for adjunct faculty), and are credited to that year. 
  • After July 1, credit is earned in the 2016-17 academic year (or fall semester for adjunct faculty)and credited to that year. 
  • “Banking” of flexible calendar time earned in one academic year and credited to another by individual faculty is not allowed under Title 5.  

PGI Credit

The PGI Committee has determined that PGI credit is available for all Canvas workshops or bootcamps (but not appointments) under 21.07.B of the District/AFA Contract.  Sixteen hours of workshop or bootcamp attendance is equal to 1 unit of PGI.  Faculty: Please be sure to sign in and sign out of each workshop; Distance Education will provide the PGI committee a copy of the workshop roster upon request. For the Online Special Expertise certificate training, Distance Education will provide proof of certificate completion upon request. For more information, please visit the PGI Committee web page and scroll to the bottom for important documents.