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Faculty Resources

Get information related to MSJC online teaching policies, sample online teaching documents, resources for designing an effective online and/or hybrid course.

MSJC licenses Online Canvas Training for all faculty members and support staff at MSJC.  

How do I sign up for a FREE subscription account?
Once you create your FREE account, MSJC pays for the subscription, you will be able to sign up for one of the many different webinars available. 

If you just want some basic information about Canvas and you don't want to create an account, Canvas Training has a two-course Canvas Fundamentals sequence that will provide guidance for building and structuring course content within Canvas: First Look and Canvas Basics.  Canvas Training also offers Student Experience, an 18 minute and thirty-second video to help students with navigating Canvas.


Subject Date(s) Time Location
Effective Practices for Online Teaching and Learning  (click on the link to register)
January 9 and 10 9am - 4pm (attendance on both days is required) Room 969, Menifee Valley Campus
CCC Digital Learning Day February 22 9:00am - 5:30pm Online - FREE
Spring 2018 DELTA PD Schedule February 23 - May 18 Various dates & times Review the schedule for details

Effective Practices Syllabus


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

Canvas is officially the only course management system available to MSJC Faculty and Students Log in to Canvas  (


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.

Online Learning
The MSJC Academic Senate recommends 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 Effective Practices for Online and Teaching Workshop. Additionally, @ONE is offering online Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning courses for $65 (California Community College faculty members). Both of these options satisfy the recommendation for training to teach online courses.


ConferZoom (Online video/audio conferencing software)

3C Media Solutions (Streaming media storage and closed-captioning for instructor created media content)

@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.
The PLN provides FREE access to:
  • Grovo (It takes just 60 seconds to sharpen your Internet skills on Grovo.  A personalized set of learning tracks is waiting for you.  Learning tracks are groups of video lessons and quizzes focused on a skill.  Finishing the lessons and quizzes in a learning track earns you points and certifications.  Whether you're on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, you can pick up where you left off at any time.
  • Skillsoft (gain access to business skills, desktop and IT skills and indistry certifications including: Microsoft, C++, Amazon and many others) 
  • (a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.​)
  • Resource database of best practices
You must create an account at the PLN web site​ to utilize the services listed above.

Online Education Initiative (OEI)

The OEI is an initiative of the CCC Chancellor's Office.  It was funded by the California legislature in 2013 in support of Governor Jerry Brown's Online Education Initiative proposal.  OEI provides 100% subsidization of the licensing fees for the Canvas CMS as well as a variety of other services including, but not limited to:

NetTutor is facilitated by their proprietary whiteboard created specifically for online collaboration in education. This easy-to-use interface combined with NetTutor’s first-rate service makes it a first choice. The WorldWideWhiteboard provides a large whiteboard canvas area where both the tutor and the student are able to type, draw, and use symbols from the subject-specific symbol palette.

VeriCite​ is plagiarism detection software that has been integrated with Canvas (VeriCite has replaced SafeAssign).  VeriCite has a YouTube channel where they host myriad videos related to using their product.

Online Readiness Tutorials is a series of eleven tutorials covering a range of topics including time management, communication skills, personal support and many other salient topics related to successful online learning.
Proctorio online proctoring services uses sophisticated software algorithms to monitor student behaviors while completing an exam.  Proctorio is fully integrated into Canvas equipping faculty with tools to monitor and restrict online testing environments and to review academic integrity reports directly from their grade book.
Proctorio software requirements ​ 
Information statement about Proctorio to include in syllabi, if you choose to use Proctorio
Cranium Café​ powered by ConexED was selected as the meeting and collaboration platform for the Online Counselor’s Network Project. The ConexED technology will serve as the foundation for the OEI Online Counseling Network (Coming Soon)

On-Demand Webinars

View webinars that support faculty technical and pedagogical/andragogical growth.

Blackboard to Canvas Migration Quick Start Guide.pdf (Guide to explain similarities and differences between Bb and Canvas)


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


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