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Canvas Training Opportunities

​ Please note: The training and webinars are for SMC Faculty only and users must register using their 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 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.

Sign up for @One Online Courses

Canvas Instructional Videos from

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 courses is included in the library of professional development materials. 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

  1. Register at the Professional Learning Network. (It's free if you have an SMC email account.)

  2. Click on the link called Learn (top of the page in blue banner).

  3. Go to "Click here for Lynda".

  4. 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)​

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11 AM - 1 pm - Library Room 192

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

RSVP for Winter and Spring 2017 Training Opportunities

Drop-in lab hours - Questions Only

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

  • Winter/Spring 2017 - Monday and Thursday - 1 - 3 pm – Faculty and Staff Computing Lab, IT Building, Room M 106

Training Directly from Canvas

Click below to register for a 2 - part Canvas - hosted 90 - minute webinars!

Register for Canvas Web Training

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

  • Course settings

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.

Get Your Free Canvas Course Shell Here

To view the training course, without participating in a live interactive Webinar, please use the links below.