Canvas Training Opportunities
Please note: The training and webinars are for SMC Faculty only and users must register using their smc.edu email address.
@ONE Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
The @ONE Project offers an Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course. This class is a 4 - week online course that tends to fill up very quickly to due to the high number of colleges currently migrating to Canvas. If you are interested in taking this course email
email@example.com to request an OEI coupon code to cover the cost of the class. Faculty who complete this course do not need to take the SMC version as both courses cover the same material.
Canvas Instructional Videos from Lynda.com
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office created a “virtual professional development resource center”—a “one-stop shop” for colleges and their employees to access effective practices, trainings, and other resources. As a California Community College employee, you have full access to the resources on this site. Free access to Lynda.com courses is included in the library of professional development materials.
Lynda.com offers a series of Canvas courses which are organized into chapters and divided into short individual videos. This is particularly helpful in learning a new skill from start to finish or to find a quick answer.
Here is how to access the Canvas courses offered by Lynda.com
Register at the
Professional Learning Network. (It's free if you have an SMC email account.)
Click on the link called
Learn (top of the page in blue banner).
Go to "Click here for Lynda".
Type in Canvas in the search window.
Save the date - Upcoming
Winter and Spring 2017 Training Opportunities -
On Ground Only
Introduction to Canvas
These introductory workshops are about using Canvas in your on-ground courses. Topics covered include navigation, the Dashboard, creating modules and pages, content pages, creating assignments, and entering grades. (1-hour demonstration followed by 1-hour hands-on in lab)
Using Canvas - Intermediate
These are follow-ups to t he introductory workshop on Canvas and will showcase more advanced features of Canvas. Some of the more advanced features covered in this session are quizzes, grade book, discussions, attendance function, Canvas calendar, integrating publisher content, and adding 3rd party apps to Canvas. Participants should have attended the introductory workshop or have a basic understanding of Canvas. (1 hour demonstration followed by 1-hour hands-on in lab)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11 am - 1 pm - Library Room 192
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2 pm - 4 pm - Library Room 192
Drop-in lab hours -
To accommodate everyone, please note that one on one ‘how to’ sessions can NOT be expected. These are mainly for answering questions for someone who has just started using Canvas and has already attended an Introduction to Canvas Training Session
Training Directly from Canvas
Click below to register for a 2 - part Canvas - hosted 90 - minute webinars!
Part 1 - Canvas Fundamentals Higher Ed
This Canvas training will focus on the following features and use of Canvas:
Interface and navigation
Establishing your user profile and Canvas notification settings
Utilizing the Canvas calendar and syllabus
Getting organized with modules
Part 2 - Canvas Fundamentals Higher Ed
This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on the following features and use of Canvas:
Establishing scope and sequence using Modules
Building content using the rich content editor
Going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes
The Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader
In order for you to get the most out of these two fundamentals webinars, you will need to have access to a Canvas Course Shell before the Part 1 Webinar. You can register for one by going to the Canvas Website and following the directions posted there.
To view the training course, without participating in a live interactive Webinar, please use the links below.