Canvas 

Canvas sites are created automatically each term through District IT, typically seven weeks before the start of that term. If an employee would like additional Canvas sites for classes, projects, programs, or department webpages, please contact Jeanette Peavler or Kat King with your request.

Contact us

Name Email Phone
Jeanette Peavler, Canvas Administrator jpeavler@dvc.edu 925-969-2277
Kat King, Instructional Technologist kking@dvc.edu 925-969-2292

Upcoming Canvas trainings

Canvas trainings are offered throughout the month in the Staff Development Lounge (AB-217-LAB).  Please enroll via the Professional Development Calendar on InSite.

Workshop Title, Instructor Workshop Description

Canvas for Face-to-Face Classes

with Kat King

Set yourself and your students up for success with this workshop that will cover how to use Canvas to supplement your face-to-face classes. We’ll start with the basics: how to post your syllabus, contact info and office hours. Next we’ll look at ways to support student success with Announcements, Attendance, Modules, and a brief peak into Grades. Plan to leave with tips and materials to save yourself time and increase retention rates.

Structuring Canvas for Online Classes

 with Kat King

Learn best practices for structuring content in your online classes to best help students succeed. Build a welcoming Home Page, create a streamlined Navigation menu, and use Modules, calendaring, and gradebook features in ways that promote student understanding and retention.

Canvas Gradebook for Face-to-Face Instructors

 with Jeanette Peavler

Have you ever gotten an email from a student who misunderstood his/her grade?  Or had a student drop by your office hours wondering how well they need to do on the final to pass your class?  You might just need a little Canvas Gradebook in your life.  This workshop is intended for those interested in how to make the Canvas gradebook work for you AND your students.  Learn how to create assignments in the Canvas embedded gradebook. Empower students with the ability to track their grade in your course and project their final grades based on their performance on future assignments.  Keep yourself from getting a flood of grade related emails at the end of the semester.  What could be better?

Advanced Canvas Gradebook, Rubrics, & Speedgrader

with Kat King

This workshop is intended for those already familiar with the basics of Canvas Gradebook, and is particularly valuable for instructors in online courses. Pick up strategies on using Speedgrader features and Canvas Rubrics to provide student feedback on assignments and discussions. Learn tips for ensuring students actually read your feedback and understand their grades on your assignments.

One-on-one support 

Have a Canvas-related question that isn’t covered by a flex workshop? Schedule one-on-one or small group time in the Staff Development Lounge (AB-217-LAB) with Jeanette Peavler (Canvas Administrator) or Kat King (Instructional Technologist), or drop on by.  Campus Map 

Drop-in hours

Day Hours
Mondays 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesdays 9 am - 4 pm
Thursdays 9 am - 4 pm
Fridays by appointment

Frequently asked questions


Canvas support