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Faculty Training

Canvas Interface Overview from Canvas LMS.


Teaching with Canvas Course

This course introduces faculty to Canvas tools and provides a framework for building a Canvas course from scratch. You will have an opportunity to review the basics of course development and practice the use of Canvas tools through hands-on exercises. This course is taught by Rhonda Bauerlein, the instructional designer for Cuyamaca College.

Teaching with Canvas is taught in 3 time frames.

  • 4-week fully online course - this timeframe has the best success rates
  • Self-paced, teacher supported, fully online course with a new section each fall and spring semester.
  • 4-day hybrid course taught in a Cuyamaca College computer lab the week before Flex Week each semester. This condenses the 4-week online course into 4 days.

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@ONE offers the original version of the course above, which they call "Introduction to Teaching with Canvas." This is a 4-week online course and your instructor and other students will be from other colleges. @ONE frequently adds new sections of this course, so check back often. We have coupon codes to allow faculty to take this @ONE course one time for free. Contact Rhonda for the code.

@ONE also offers a self-paced version of the same course, however, it is not facilitated by a teacher, so if you have problems, there is no one to ask. Only choose the self-paced option of this course as a last resort.

@ONE Online Courses

The CCC Chancellor's office recently created a professional development clearinghouse called Professional Learning Network (PLN). One of the resources available for free to all faculty and staff through PLN is The Canvas course was very recently updated and is strong in how to use Canvas, but not as strong on the andragogy/pedagogy side. If you like to learn software by watching videos, this is for you.

To access this, go to the PLN website and register (if you haven't already) with your campus email address. You'll find in the "Learn" section. Once on, search for Canvas and watch the "Learn Canvas 2016" course.

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Canvas Guides

Canvas offers extensive help for faculty and students to get started using Canvas which they call the "Canvas Guides." It is possible to learn Canvas this way, but like the self-paced @ONE course and, you don't actually get to experience a live Canvas course this way, so communications in Canvas are difficult to learn this way. 



We suggest you take Cuyamaca College's Teaching with Canvas course with your colleagues. If that doesn't work for you, take @ONE's Introduction to Teaching with Canvas online course (not self-paced). Use the Canvas Guides and for supplemental material.


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

Last Updated: 12/04/2017
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