Check out our most frequently asked questions, on-demand videos and text-based instructions for leveraging Canvas effectively.
Canvas sites are created automatically each term through District IT, typically seven weeks before the start of that term.
Yes, many departments host Canvas sites with support materials for their instructors. Please contact your department chair with inquiries.
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 wipe out any existing content in your Canvas shells. Before combining sections, be sure your Canvas shells are empty, or create an export of any existing materials to import into your newly combined sections.
See Requesting a Canvas Combo Site for instructions with screenshots.
Shells intended for other purposes, like for use with students, must be approved by the Distance Education Committee. (Typically student-facing materials that are not course-specific will find a better platform with DVC Sync, which caters to student clubs and organizations.)
For comprehensive training in Canvas, we encourage instructors to take the Beginner's Guide to Teaching with Canvas. For quick access to common questions, check out our Canvas Basics series with on-demand video and text-based tutorials.
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