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​In the summer of 2017 Canvas will be the only course management system available to MSJC Faculty and Students 
Please visit the Canvas Learning Center for opportunities to learn about Canvas
Log in to Canvas​ (
(Use your same username and password you use to login to Blackboard)


Academic Technology Support Services for assistance with logging in to Canvas or adding Canvas course shells 


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.​


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) will be 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.

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.​


The Distance Learning Team will transition from hosting face-to-face Canvas workshops to hosting departmental workshops for the spring semester.  The workshops will be coordinated through area department chairs and they will cover the basics of creating a course in Canvas and the specific needs for the different departments.  Attendees of the workshops will gain access to a self-paced Introduction to Canvas online course after their attendance at the workshop.  Dates, times and locations for the workshops will be posted within the Canvas Learning Center.  


Introduction to Canvas I four week facilitated online course available from February 6th to March 10th (registration closes February 3rd)

Introduction to Canvas II​ four week facilitated online course available from April 3rd to May 5th (registration closes March 31st)

Click on the links to register for the course in which you would like to participate.  Introduction to Canvas I and II will be covering the same material.


Go to the Canvas Learning Center to sign up for one-on-one and one-to-many troubleshooting sessions with members of the Distance Learning Team. 


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​​​