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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. View the Professional Development Calendar on InSite for currently scheduled offerings.

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