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Canvas Certification Training Calendar

Select Canvas Certification Training on the right.

Canvas Certification Training

Canvas by Instructure

All faculty must be certified in order to use Canvas at De Anza College.

Learn about the Canvas Certification Training to use Canvas for online, hybrid or face-to-face classes. After you register for the two-hour Module 2 workshop, you will receive your first email within a few days with access to the training course.

There is also an option for Fast-Track Certification Training! 

Peer Online Course Review (POCR)


Peer Online Course ReviewThe Local Peer OnlineCourse Review (POCR) was established in 2014 by the CVC-OEI Professional Development Workgroup to ensure that students in the California Community College system have access to high-quality online courses designed to support student learning and success. This process is voluntary and separate from department instructional evaluations.

Our Local POCR Team will utilize the CVC-OEI Quality Course Design Rubric  to review a course for alignment using course design guidelines in content presentation, substantive interactions, assessments, and accessibility. These quality reviewed courses have an increased success rate for students.

Once aligned, courses will receive a “quality-reviewed” badge that is visible in the student search for courses in the California Community College Online Course Exchange. (cvc.edu) Badged courses rise to the top of the list for courses that have empty seats.

If you are an experienced online instructor who has taught a course for at least one full term online, please contact our Instructional Designers with Online Education to schedule a consultation.

Cheryl Chapman (chapmancheryl@fhda.edu)

Shawn Valcarcel (valcarcelshawn@fhda.edu)

Zoom Resources

Visit our ZOOM Quick Start Instruction Videos 

Zoom - Student Perspective

Online Office Hours/Scheduling Zoom Appointments

Canvas Studio

Are you interested in any of the following:

  • Boosting student engagement with your course videos (whether with videos you create or videos you share from sites like YouTube) by embedding comments or quiz questions that prompt student responses?
  • A way to guarantee students watch your entire video?
  • A simple way of recording your lecture videos?
  • A simple way students can record and share their presentations?
  • Knowing how long students watch a video and when they stop viewing it? 

Learn more ...


Interested in learning more about PlayPosit ? PlayPosit offers the opportunity to add video quiz options in Canvas. 

Guides, Resources and Advanced Training

Have You Explored Our FAQs? On your Canvas Dashboard, find the Canvas Certification Training Course and select Modules.

Your Canvas Toolkit Module is at the top with valuable links and instructions.

Teaching With Canvas


J1 Admin/Peer and J2W Student Evaluations

Get information about requesting J1 administrative/peer or J2W student evaluations on our Online Course Evaluations page.

Get On Board With Canvas!

Learn about the Canvas Certification Training to use Canvas for online, hybrid or face-to-face classes. All faculty must be certified in order to use Canvas at De Anza College.

For more information, contact the Online Learning Office at 408.864.8969 or email at onlineeducation@deanza.edu.

Student Compter Lab

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Students can get technical help with Canvas, Zoom, MyPortal and other online learning tools or software from the Library West Computer Lab's expert technicians.

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