DVC, like all California Community Colleges, utilizes Canvas as our Learning Management System. Learn how to leverage Canvas to support student success through our frequently asked questions, guides, workshops, and support.
Find answers to common Canvas questions below:
Canvas sites are created automatically each term through District IT, typically seven weeks before the start of that term.
Sometimes instructors choose to combine sections on Canvas when teaching more than one section of the same course.
IMPORTANT: The process of combining sections will erase any existing content in your Canvas shells. Before combining sections, be sure your Canvas shells are empty, or create and download an export of any existing materials to import into your newly combined sections.
To request combined sections:
See Requesting a Canvas Combo Site for instructions with screenshots.
Students will not see your Canvas shell until:
Learn how to finalize grades, download course content for your records, and copy Canvas content in our End-of-semester Canvas and Tech Wrap Up guide.
Check out our Canvas Basics guides below with on-demand video and text-based tutorials:
Canvas Instructor Guide: How do I leave feedback comments for students in Speedgrader?