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Please visit the Canvas Learning Center for opportunities to learn about Canvas​

​In the fall of 2017 Canvas will be the only course management system available to MSJC Faculty and Students 
Log in to Canvas (
(Use your same username and password you use to login to


In an attempt to better serve faculty members, we are attempting to consolidate all of the resources instructors will need to migrate or build their courses in Canvas to the Canvas Learning Center​.  The Canvas Learning Center (CLC) is becoming a one stop shop for all things Canvas.  Visitors to the site will be able to link to example courses, template pages and files to assist with migrating courses from Blackboard to Canvas.  Faculty members can register to join the CLC by selecting the 'Join this Course' button.  Joining the course allows users to engage in discussions with other faculty members who are moving/building their course(s) in Canvas.  One does not have to register to join the CLC to gain access to myriad resources related to the Canvas platform.


The Effective Practices for Online Teaching and Learning (click on the link to sign-up) will be held on August 2nd and 3rd from 9am to 4pm at MVC.  This intensive two-day workshop meets the recommendations put forth by the Academic Senate that all online and hybrid teaching faculty at MSJC complete training specific to online teaching and learning.  You need to attend both days to receive a certificate of completion.


Planning to work on your fall courses this summer?
There will be multiple opportunities for you to get assistance with migrating your content into Canvas.  See the schedule below for locations, days and times for open labs with members of the Distance Learning Team.  The times scheduled for Menifee and San Jacinto are open labs.  The Online courses are accelerated, two-week courses intended primarily for online and/or hybrid instructors.  You will need to use the links provided for the online courses to register.  Registration for the June 5th to June 18th course closes on May 31st and registration for the course running from July 10th to July 23rd closes on July 5th.  These will be the last online offerings of Introduction to Canvas offered by MSJC before the start of the fall term.  There will be f2f Canvas workshops at the Fall 2017 @MSJC Academy.  Details will be released at a later date.​

Menifee Valley Campus  ​San Jacinto Campus (room 305 - SJC Library) Online
​Tuesday, May 30th from 10am-2pm (room 969)
​Wednesday, May 31st from 10am-2pm (room 969)
​Thursday, June 1st from 4-8pm (room 969) ​Monday, June 5th from 9am-1pm Introduction to Canvas Summer I​
June 5th to June 18th (two weeks)
Tuesday, June 6th from 9am-1pm (room 970)​

Introduction to Canvas Summer II​
July 10th to July 23rd (two weeks)​

​Thursday, June 8th from 9am-1pm (room 970)
​Monday June 12th from 9am-1pm (room 970) ​Tuesday, June 13th from 9am-1pm
​Wednesday, June 14th from 9am-1pm (room 974)
​Tuesday, June 27th from 4-8pm (room 970)
​Thursday, June 29th from 4-8pm (room 970)
​Monday, July 10th from 4-8pm (room 974)
​Wednesday, July 12th from 4-8pm (room 970) ​​Thursday, July 13th from 4-8pm
​Tuesday, July 18th from 9am-1pm (room 970) Wednesday, July 19th from 9am-1pm
​Thursday, July 20th from 9am-1pm (room 970)
​Monday, July 31st from 9am-6pm (room 970) Tuesday, August 1st from 9am-6pm
​Wednesday, August 2nd from 9am-6pm (room 974)​
​Thursday, August 3rd from 9am-6pm

​Monday, August 7th from 9am-1pm
​Tuesday, August 8th from 1-4pm (room 970)​​
​Wednesday, August 9th MSJC Academy
​Thursday, August 10th MSJC Academy​

In addition to the face-to-face lab hours and the two online courses, there will be virtual office hours Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm most days this summer. Please see the schedule below for details:
May 30th - June 1st
June 5th - 8th
June 12th - 15th
June 26th - 29th​ (cancelled)
July 10th - 13th
July 17th - 20th
July 31st - August 3rd
Virtual office hours will be held in ConferZoom.  If you need assistance with using ConferZoom, please go to their Technical Support page to request assistance.  You should have access to a microphone connected to your computer, if you wish to participate in Virtual Lab Hours.
*You need to schedule an appointment for a virtual meeting 24 hours in advance.  Please email​ to schedule an appointment.

It is the MSJC Academic Senate recommendation that faculty members desiring to teach online courses at MSJC complete training related to online teaching and learning prior to offering their first hybrid and/or online course.  MSJC offers a FREE two-day Effective Practices for Online and Teaching Workshop bi-annually (summer and winter).  If you can't attend one of the face-to-face MSJC Effective Practices workshops, @ONE is offering this summer (July 10 to August 4) an online Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning course for $65.  Both of these options satisfy the recommendation for training to teach online courses.
The @MSJC Academy is scheduled for August 9-10, 2017. Check the Professional Development web site for additional details.


Go to Academic Technology Support Services for assistance with logging into Canvas, adding Canvas course shells or general troubleshooting. 


MSJC has recently licensed Online Canvas Training for all faculty members and support staff at MSJC.  
To sign up for the free webinars go to Canvas Training and click on the link "Create an Account".  Please be sure you use your MSJC e-mail address when creating your account.  Once you create an account, you will receive an e-mail indicating you can begin using your account.  You will be able to sign up for one of the many different webinars available. 
Support Documents: Account Creation (2).pdfAccount Creation.pdf​ and Training Registration (1).pdfTraining Registration.pdf

The Online Canvas Training has a two course Canvas Fundamentals sequence that will provide guidance for building and structuring course content within Canvas.  See how to register for the FREE Online Canvas Training above.​

Please follow the MSJC Teaching and Learning​ blog to get updates about Canvas and links to Canvas resources to use with your online and hybrid courses.​


Canvas Resources

@ONE Online Courses and Webinars

@ONE is the professional development agency for the California Community Colleges.  You can sign up for online courses including Introduction to Canvas as well as webinars covering a variety of topics like creating an accessible online course.  
The Professional Learning Network is the one-stop site for effective practices, trainings, and other resources for California Community Colleges faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. The purpose of the Professional Learning Network is to provide information and resources to colleges and college personnel on improving operations and student success.



Online Education Initiative (OEI)

The OEI is an initiative of the CCC Chancellor's Office, funded by the California legislature in 2013 in support of Governor Jerry Brown's Online Education Initiative proposal.

OEI Resources

Online Readiness Tutorials The series of eleven tutorials covers a range of topics including time management, communication skills, personal support and many other salient topics related to successful online learning.

Blackboard Support

Find out how to copy your course, set up the grade book, create an assignment, set a discussion board for subscription, post grades to the gradebook, create learning modules, and a whole lot more!   

Blackboard video tutorials on YouTube

Video tutorials on how to create discussion forums, tests, send e-mails to students, how to customize the Grade Center and many, many more).

Faculty EagleAdvisor Support

Walk through the steps for resetting your password, locating your username, completing census, dropping students, using Early Alert, downloading rosters, submitting rosters, dropping students, and more.

DE Policies/Resources

Get information on MSJC online teaching policies, sample online teaching documents, designing an online course, and find online resources to support your distance education courses.

On-Demand Webinars

View webinars that support faculty technical and pedagogical growth.

Technical Support

If you need assistance with using online resources, e.g. EagleAdvisor, E-Mail, Blackboard, please submit a Help Desk request by clicking on the Technical Support link.

This area is for online and prospective online teaching faculty members at MSJC. It is our goal to keep the site as current as possible. Your assistance would help immensely. If you have any recommendations for useful information to be posted on this site or you identify any obsolete content, please contact Del Helms at​​​