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In accordance with Article 40b of Local AFT 1521, an instructor must demonstrate LMS proficiency by receiving certification in the Learning Management System. If you are using Canvas for an online or hybrid class, you must be certified.

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
The introductory Canvas Training will provide an overview of the basic tools in Canvas and prepare you for your online class. You will have access to a shell, learn the features of Canvas, and engage in actual exercises. In order to become certified, you must successfully complete the course with a score of 80% or more. Certification must be completed no later than seven (7) calendar days prior to the first day of the semester.

There are three delivery methods for the training:

  • Online (Moderated)
    Two or three-week online class, facilitated by a trainer.

  • Face-to-Face
    One-day session, plus an additional week to complete exercises.

  • Self-Paced
    Ongoing, at your convenience, but registration is required.Classes are limited to 20 students. Registration is required for all Canvas Training except the Drop-In Help sessions.

Please Note:
If you have used Canvas at another school, you do not need to take the LAVC training. However, you need to provide the DE Coordinator access to your website from the other school so she can confirm that you have taught using Canvas. She can be contacted at

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
Online (Moderated Training)

Face-to-Face Training Sessions

January 11, 2018 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
January 18, 2018 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
January 25, 2018 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
March 2, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Library Academic Resources Center (LARC)
Room 201 (2nd floor, {Professional Development)

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas: Ongoing
(Starts on January 8 - to be completed by the end of Spring 2018)

Register for any of the above.

Advanced Canvas

The advanced course is designed for faculty who have already been trained in Canvas and have set up course shells. Topics will include discussion and assignment features, rubrics, groups, speed grader, implementing the OEI rubric for course design and using Canvas to interact more with your students through Adaptive Learning.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Thursday, April 12, 2018 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Library Academic Resources Center (LARC)
Room 201 (2nd Floor Professional Development)

Register for any of the above.

Canvas Drop-In Help

Mondays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Special Accomodations
The training sessions are wheelchair accessible. If you require a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, large print, braille materials or any other accommodations, please let Dave Green, Associate Dean, Services for Students with Disabilities know. His email is

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Past Trainings:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Section One:
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Section Two:
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; LARC 100 More training are currently being scheduled.



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