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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:

Option: Canvas workshops

PLEASE NOTE: Check your DVC email daily for currently scheduled offerings and Zoom links to join sessions remotely.  Subject line includes TRAININGS.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • 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.
  • ConferZoom
    • 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.
  • 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.

NOTE: Recordings will be sent in daily emails after sessions conclude.


 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.  Due to high volumes of requests during this transition to remote instruction, there will be a delay in response times.  The fastest way to get training is to view the live training document sent daily via email and join/view a recording of a current offering.


Option: Contra Costa Community College District online courses

4CD offers no-cost self-paced and facilitated four-week online courses to support faculty using Canvas in their face-to-face, hybrid, or online classes. For current listings and upcoming sessions, please see the Teaching Online at DVC.


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.
  • 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.