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DVC, like all California Community Colleges, utilizes Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS).  View upcoming Canvas workshops below and enroll through the training calendar in GROW@4CD.  Recordings will be available via the DVC@4CD Distance Ed Community.

 Canvas Workshops

The Beginner's Guide to Teaching with Canvas

This comprehensive online training covers Canvas course design from initial course set-up to providing feedback to students.  We highly recommend starting here, in either a facilitated or self-paced session.

College Technology Overview

Come to this overview of basic college technologies.  Find out how to access Outlook tools (email, Office 365, Sharepoint, calendar), Zoom effectively, and download Adobe cloud.  This session is perfect for classified staff and/or instructors.

Google Drive & Docs

An introduction to using Google Drive and Docs in your learning space.

Tips for the first week

Learn strategies for the first weeks online: welcome letters, orientation units, online rosters, managing waitlists, and more.

Online Course Development: How to prep for Spring

Planning to tinker with your course design before next semester? Learn about resources and strategies to help prepare your best Spring courses.

Canvas Tips & Tricks

Learn how to leverage Canvas for better productivity and more student engagement. Get ready to realize some hidden tricks to make it all work for you!

Designing Canvas Discussion Boards

Learn how to design online discussions for remote learning that encourage active participation.

Canvas Peer Review Panel

Come to this panel to hear instructors share examples of peer review assignments and tips for implementing peer review in the online environment.

Canvas Assignments and Speedgrader

Learn how to collect student work and provide feedback to students on Canvas.

Creating Canvas Quizzes

Learn how to create Canvas based quizzes.

Proctorio for Secure Online Exam Proctoring

Learn how to use Proctorio for Secure Online Exam Proctoring.

Online Exams

Learn strategies for writing effective online exams.  We'll cover what kinds of exams work well online, and take a quick look at Canvas Quizzes, New Quizzes, Accessing Resources, and more.

Rethinking Online Assessments in STEM fields

Download & Listening; View feedback from BEOI Stem; survey of STEM needs; and discussion of USC equity sessions. Share what challenges and opportunities you see for online assessments. Create action items.

Canvas Gradebook

Design your Gradebook on Canvas so students can track their progress in the course.

Giving Student Feedback Online through Canvas Speedgrader & Rubrics

Give your students online feedback using Canvas tools such as Speedgrader and Rubrics. These features can help students keep track of their work and keep interaction/connection high.

Equity in Online Classes- Applying the new equity rubric

Learn strategies for providing equitable instruction online in this session covering the new DVC Equity Rubric.

Creating Engaging Online Activities

Learn how to design online activities in Canvas that help create and sustain a classroom community.

The Screen-Reader Experience - Come hear for yourself

Students who are blind rely on screen-reading software to voice all online content and use keyboard commands to navigate. Join us for this immersive experience as we demonstrate using screen-reading technology inside a Canvas course. Strategies will also be offered for designing with screen-reader users in mind. You may never look at your online content the same way again!

Accessibilizing Your Course - Two new tools to simplify and streamline accessibility!

Learn how to leverage two tools in Canvas (Ally and PopeTech) to help simplify and streamline course accessibility.  Both tools provide integrated guidance and on-the-spot fixing capability to improve the usability of your content for all learners.

Supporting Online Readers with Hypothesis Annotations

Join a group of DVC instructors using social, digital annotation to create community during remote instruction. Learn how digital annotation can be used to layer instructor support and peer-to-peer interaction onto a reading within Canvas.


Learn how to host and record live lectures or online office hours with your students. Learn how to host an event, share your screen, record and caption your meetings, and more.

Creating Engaging Zoom Sessions

Come to this panel to hear how faculty engage students in synchronous online class sessions. We'll cover strategies for maximizing student interactions as well as provide guidance on our “cameras encouraged” recommendation and FERPA related tips.

Video creation: prep, create, edit, engage

As we’ve created videos for this online semester, we've all come to realize video making isn't as easy as just hitting record. Learn tips for prepping, creating, and editing instructional videos.

Video Creation and Engagement with Studio

Learn how to leverage Canvas Studio to engage with students through video conversations or quizzing. Find out how to create your own videos or leverage videos from other educational sources. Leave with resources to leverage this tool with your own students.

Project Based Learning

Come to this panel to hear instructors share examples and tips for implementing project based learning in the online environment.

Peer Online Mentorship Program Overview

Learn about POMP and what it means to be aligned to the CVC Rubric. See where we are at as a college and where we are heading.

Design Hack-a-thon

Check out the DVC Style Guide with digital goodies to elevate the design of your online classes and build a “visual vocabulary” for your online learners. Learn how to make your course mobile friendly.


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