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How to get started with Canvas

If you are having problems with Canvas, you can check the status at or get help 24/7 at 1-844-592-2205.


The decision to move from Blackboard to Canvas was made in May 2016 upon the recommendation of the academic senates from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and numerous committees.

We offered about 10 pilot courses using Canvas during the 2017 spring semester, and then as many courses as possible starting in the summer of 2017. All courses have been taught in Canvas since the 2018 spring semester. See the Implementation Timeline for more detailed information.

What is Canvas, and what can it do?

Canvas is a relatively new Learning Management System (LMS) similar to Blackboard. Canvas is known for its user-friendly online environment and ability to easily connect instructors and students both in and out of the classroom. Canvas includes basic LMS functionality for managing enrollments, sharing documents, submitting assignments, and assigning grades, as well as personalized features for individual students.

 Watch this video to learn more about Canvas.


Last Updated: 05/07/2018
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