Faculty Resource Hub

This page will be used to provide resources for faculty who are teaching online this spring.  We'll add new workshops weekly! Please bookmark this page and check back often. 

Resources & Training Opportunities

Canvas Certification Training

We’ve updated our Canvas Certification Training process to reflect the need for providing remote training to faculty who are new to Canvas.

Certification training is divided into four parts:

  • Module 1 - 1 hour, online/self-paced
  • Module 2 - 2 hours, workshop/webinar
  • Module 3 - 3 hours, online/self-paced
  • Module 4 - 1 hour, workshop/webinar

Your Canvas account will be created when you sign up for a Module 2 workshop date and you will receive an email with instructions.

Upon completion of Module 3, you will be prompted to sign up for your Module 4 workshop/webinar.

Module 2 - If you are new to Canvas, this is where you start. After you sign up for Module 2, you will receive a first email within a few days giving you access to Canvas and our online Certification Training course. There you will read through Module 1 on your own before attending the Module 2 workshop via Zoom.

You will receive a second email within a day or two of the Module 2 workshop you choose with the Zoom link.

  • Wednesday, June 10 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 7 - 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 22 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thurday, August 13 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 9 - 10:00am-12:00pm

Sign up for Module 2 here!


Fast-Track Certfication Training

If you are an experienced Canvas user, but new to Canvas at De Anza, you can sign up for Fast Track Training, which includes Module 1 of our traditional certification training (1 hour online/self-paced) and a 1-hour workshop via Zoom that covers Course Activation at De Anza.

  • Friday, June 5 - 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 24 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 21 - 10:00am-11:00am
  • Wednesday, August 5 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Thursday, August 27 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 16 - 10:00am-11:00am

Sign Up For Fast Track Training Here

Canvas A-La-Carte (Drop-In Canvas Training

Managing Extra Credit In Canvas
Wednesday, May 27 - 1:00-2:00pm
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/91871214484

Have a workshop suggestion? email kingheidi@fhda.edu

NEW! Online Teaching Strategies Workshops

Introducing our Online Teaching Strategies Workshops, where you'll take your Canvas skills a step further and learn best practices to improve student success and retention in online classes.

You can join one or both parts of the workshop, in any order. We will add more dates as this term progresses. 

Part 1: Course Organization & Content Presentation - Learn best practices for organizing and displaying content in Canvas Modules.

More dates coming soon!

Part 2: Faculty to Student & Student to Student Interaction - Learn how to encourage and facilitate interaction in your online classes.

More dates coming soon.

Zoom Training

Dawn Lee Tu is available by request for practice sessions, troubleshooting, whatever topic you’d like to go through, developing teaching strategies using zoom, and moral support :)

Join Zoom sessions at

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/dawnleetu

Dawn’s Office Hours
Wednesday, 5/14 - 10:00-11:00am
Thursday, 5/15 - 4:00-5:00pm

  • 1:1 sessions

  • Group (2 or more) sessions 

Don’t hesitate to ask!  Please email Dawn at leetudawn@deanza.edu to schedule a time. 

Beyond the Basics Canvas Workshops

Using Video Online
Tuesday, August 25 - 10:00am-11:00am

Accessibility Basics
Tuesday, August 4 - 2:00pm-3:00pm

Canvas Quick Tips
Tuesday, June 2 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 2- 2:00pm-3:00pm

Student Surveys
Thursday, June 18 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, August 12 - 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cheat Resistant Assessments
Thursday, July 16 - 2:00pm-3:00pm

Sign Up Here

Recordings of Previous Webinars (Alphabetized)

Online Open Labs

Additional open labs can also be found in the Canvas Certification Training Calendar in Canvas.

Guides, Resources and External Training

Internal Resources

  • Beyond the Basics Canvas Course - Resources for some more advanced features of Canvas. Email onlineeducation@fhda.edu to gain access to this course.

  • Have You Explored Our FAQs? In the Canvas Certification Training Course available on your Canvas Dashboard, click on Modules. The first Module is a Toolkit that has valuable links and instructions to some commonly asked Canvas questions, including a Faculty FAQ page.

External Resources

Tips on Zoom Security

These articles explain some easy steps to make your Zoom sessions more secure.

Resources to Share with Students

Canvas panda with map

Canvas & Zoom Student Support Via Chat - 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. Available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – or outside those hours, to request a response by email.


Zoom Quick Start For Students (Zoom independent of Canvas)

Zoom With Canvas Guide for Students

Canvas Student Guides

Online Learning Hub

Remote Orientation to Student Health Services

Want to Get On Board With Canvas?

Please see our Canvas Core section to your left.

TIP: When you sign up for a two-hour Module 2 workshop, you will receive a first email within a few days giving you access to a Canvas account and our online Canvas Certification Training course. Go to Modules there to read the "Module 1" information to prepare for your Canvas workshop. You will receive a second email a day or two before your workshop with the Zoom link to paste into your Web browser to join the meeting.

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