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DVC, like all California Community Colleges, utilizes Canvas as our Learning Management System. Canvas offers many other tools that support student success and retention, from its calendaring features to its grade book.

To learn about Canvas, faculty can:

 Canvas workshops

Enroll in pop-up workshops via GROW@4CD or check your DVC email for announcements about upcoming sessions. NOTE: All workshops offered via Zoom during campus closures.  Recordings are available for past training sessions in GROW@4CD under the DVC@4CD Distance Ed Community.  

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.


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.

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.   
Designing Online Discussion Boards
Learn how to design online discussions for remote learning that encourage active participation.
Assignments and Speedgrader
Learn how to collect student work and provide feedback to students on Canvas.
Creating Engaging Online Activities
Learn how to design online activities that help create and sustain a classroom community 
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.
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!
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 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.


 Other Canvas resources

  • Call the DVC Canvas Faculty line at 833-221-7464
  • Check out Online Teaching Tools for information about popular Canvas-integrated apps.
  • The Online Network of Educators (@one) has a wide variety of Canvas trainings available for low cost.
  • InstructureCon is a yearly conference offering Canvas-centered workshops.