Canvas logoCanvas Instructor Training Calendar

DVC, like all California Community Colleges, utilizes Canvas as our Learning Management System. Canvas offers many tools to support student success, from its calendaring features to its grade book.  Explore current Canvas workshop offerings below.  Enroll in an upcoming session (and view additional trainings through affiliated organizations) through the training calendar in GROW@4CD.  Recordings of prior sessions are available via the DVC@4CD Distance Ed Community within GROW.

 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.

Getting Your Students Ready for Remote Learning

Learn how to prepare your students for this transition to remote learning. Create a clear online communication and feedback/assessment plan, direct students to appropriate resources, and create online check-ins.

Canvas Basics for Remote Learning

Get prepared to move instruction and learning activities online in the event of an emergency campus disruption.  Come to this session to learn how Canvas can be used to share instructional content with students, facilitate online learning activities, and collect/assess student work.

Designing Canvas Discussion Boards

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

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 

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 Tips to help Vulnerable Students through Remote Learning

Learn key strategies to keep vulnerable learners connected to classroom community.

Creating Engaging Online Activities

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

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.

Online Accessibility & Universal Design

Learn how to create accessible Canvas content for students.


Learn how to use Respondus to turn Word documents into Canvas Quizzes.


Learn how to leverage Labster for online labs in 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.

Level Up in Zoom

Got the basics down and looking for how to up your Zoom game?  Come learn about best practices on Zoom. We’ll share strategies like layering in live polling and enabling breakout rooms.  And we hope to hear best practices from you!

Video Creation with Screencast-o-Matic

Learn how to make videos and screen-capture your lecture using Screencast-o-matic.  Share your webcam, your computer screen, your apps, and more. Learn how to caption your videos and share them on Canvas.

Video Creation with Relay

Learn how to use Relay to record and caption lectures and layer conversations with students right onto videos within Canvas.


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