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DVC, like all California Community Colleges, utilizes Canvas as our Learning Management System. At minimum, instructors should publish their Canvas courses and post their syllabus to assist with students’ access to class materials. 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:


Option: Canvas professional development workshops

Canvas trainings are offered during FLEX weeks and throughout each semester.  Upcoming sessions include:

 Title  Date  Time Workshop Description
Canvas for Face-to-Face Classes

Jan. 22, 2020

 9 -10:30 am Set yourself and your students up for success with this workshop that covers 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 other Canvas tools like the Gradebook, Announcements, Modules, and more.  Enroll via InSite or in-person in ATC-113. 
Canvas Tools to Support Student Success

Jan. 22, 2020

11 -12:30 pm

In this workshop, we’ll explore how to use Canvas tools to support student success. Whether in the face-to-face or online classroom, Canvas offers us tools to connect with our students, help our students stay organized, and help our grading practices become more transparent and meaningful.  Come learn how to leverage Canvas tools to support student success.  Enroll via InSite or in-person in ATC-109.

Canvas Course Design Hack-a-thon 

Jan. 23, 2020   1 -4:30 pm Come work on your Canvas shells with experts in the room to help. We’ll have tips for course design, student success, and accessibility - and pizza! Drop by for a little bit or stay and work the whole time. Enroll via InSite or in-person in ATC-109.

View the Professional Development Calendar on InSite for more offerings.


 Option: Request a Canvas Training

Don't see the training you want in the upcoming schedule? Check out available Canvas Trainings and submit your request below.


Option: Self-paced Canvas trainings

Want to learn about Canvas, but having a hard time fitting an in-person workshop into your busy schedule? Check out DVC's new self-paced courses. Self-enroll using the links below, and learn about Canvas when and where it's convenient for you.

Workshop Title, Self-enroll Link Workshop Description

Starting Out: Simple Canvas Course Design

This self-paced introductory course covers the basics of using Canvas features and tools to enhance your teaching and provide support structures for students. Course includes instructions on uploading your syllabus, creating Announcements, using Canvas Gradebook, and designing assignments.

Option: Contra Costa Community College District online courses

4CD offers no-cost two and four-week courses to support faculty using Canvas in their face-to-face, hybrid, or online classes. For current listings and upcoming sessions, please see the 4CD Institute for Online Teaching calendar.


Option: 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.
  • For Distance Education specific trainings, check out Teaching Online at DVC.
  • 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.