Canvas Training, Resources, & Support

Educational Technology Department

Teaching & Learning Center (TLC)

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CCSF Faculty Resource Center

CCSF Faculty Resource Center

CCC Canvas Home Base

The California Community Colleges have a Home Base in the Canvas Community, full of Canvas resources.

In-Person Help at TLC

Face-to-Face Trainings

Check out the TLC calendar for upcoming workshops at Batmale 313.

Contact: Alex Hosmer, TLC Senior Trainer,

Drop-in Help Sessions

The Drop-In Help Sessions do not include formal instruction but are a chance to develop your Canvas course with TLC Coordinator or lab aides on hand to answer questions. We have 20 PC and 3 Mac computers for faculty use. Student lab aides are available during all open hours and they are skilled in CANVAS, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Internet browsers, the college email systems, and more.

One-on-One Appointments

Sign up for an individual appointment with TLC Coordinator, Monica Landeros, for help with Canvas. Lisa Yamashiro, Distance Learning & Teaching Specialist is also available to support online faculty. Feel free to make an appointment with any of our team.

Getting Ready for New Semester

CCSF Online Course Support Center

For info about CCSF Help Desk, RAM ID, Canvas Support resources

How to "Copy a Canvas Course from Semester to Semester" - click button below for detailed step-by-step instructions.

Copy a Canvas Course from Semester to Semester

Or tune into these tutorial videos:

Canvas Import Course Content

Course Import Tool

There are a variety of training options for faculty which include face-to-face workshops, one-on-one help, webinars, video tutorials, and self-paced training options.

Click below to get started:

Welcome to Canvas Course

Training Options

Professional Development by @One Online Network of Educators

@ONE offers free webinars and live online Canvas Q&A sessions, in addition to facilitated and self-paced online courses. Their certificate pathways are designed to allow you to tailor your professional development to your own needs, interests, and goals.

@One Course Catalog

Check out for training videos on the use of various software programs and educational technologies, including Canvas Tutorial "Up and Running with Canvas 2015" from

CCSF Webpage about

Video tutorial course: Up and Running with Canvas 2015


"Intro to Teaching with Canvas"

from @One Project (FREE)

This course introduces you how to teach using the Canvas learning management system by Instructure. You will learn how the system works through a series of curated readings and recall what you have learned through formative quizzes. You will also be provided with an opportunity to practice what you have learned through a series of hands-on exercises focused on the subject you teach.

Sign up for FREE through the @One Project to participate in facilitated, asynchronous online course offerings.

Register for @One Canvas facilitated course

More Canvas Resources

How to Log-In

Steps for new faculty to log-in to Canvas


Go to

Username: CCSF username, example: dmarkham

Your Canvas password is your RAM ID password.


Go to

Username: CCSF ID, examples: W12345678 or @12345678

Your Canvas password is your RAM ID password.

RAM ID instructions for your students (Google Doc)

NOTE: If an employee is also a student then log in as an employee.

Canvas Apps

For teachers and students, use the free Canvas App from your mobile devices for full functionality:

Canvas App for Android

Canvas App for iPhone & iPad

For teachers, use the free SpeedGrader app to grade on-the-go:

SpeedGrader App for Android

SpeedGrader App for iPhone & iPad

Canvas Teacher App for Android

Canvas Teacher App for iPhone & iPad

Canvas Resources for Faculty from OEI

from the Online Education Initiative website

Canvas Resources for Faculty

OEI Course Design Rubric

The OEI Course Design Rubric was recently updated in October 2018 to assure that all courses offered as part of the initiative promote student success and meet existing regulatory and accreditation requirements. For a course to be offered to students in the CCC Course Exchange, it must first go through a course review process that ensures alignment with the OEI Course Design Rubric. The Rubric is divided into four sections.

Self-Paced Mini-Courses

These are a treasure trove of resources to help you design a high-quality online course that aligns with the OEI Course Design Rubric.

ABCs of Online Course Design

This course is intended to familiarize you with the various sections of the Course Design Rubric so you can more easily interpret the feedback you receive from your Peer Review and then implement that feedback most effectively and creatively.

ABC's of Online Course Design

Introduction to Designing for Accessibility

This course follows Section D of the OEI Course Design rubric and is intended to give you an introduction to the main usability/accessibility enhancements you can easily address right in Canvas.

Introduction to Designing for Accessibility

Course Design Resources

The content of this self-paced mini-course is organized following the structure of the OEI Course Design Rubric and offers tips and "plug 'n' play" ideas.
Course Design Resources

External Tools for Canvas

VoiceThread in Canvas

for Tech-Enhanced and Online

CCSF has a site license to VoiceThread, providing you with a simple workflow to incorporate this multimedia tool into Canvas to engage students with dynamic, asynchronous conversations around media using voice, video, or text.

TLC VoiceThread Webpage


SoftChalk Cloud

for Online

Create-your-own digital lessons by combining your own materials with interactive learning content and rich media. The mixture of personalized content, embedded assessment, and interactivity will increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes.

SoftChalk Webinar Calendar

SoftChalk Video Tutorials

SoftChalk Cloud Website


for Online Students

• NetTutor is seamlessly integrated within Canvas, which allows students to access the service with single-sign-on functionality.

• All NetTutor tutors are U.S. educated, trained tutors with prior teaching and/or tutoring experience and perform online tutoring services from a single U.S.-based facility.
• NetTutor staff use the same learning materials as students to provide support that is tailored to their needs.
• NetTutor tutors are available to assist students 24/7/365.
• The NetTutor Director works with each client to co-create the “rules of engagement” (ROE), which outlines how the tutors will interact with students. In this way, faculty has the opportunity to customize NetTutor to ensure it will help students succeed.
• The NetTutor whiteboard interface (the WorldWideWhiteboard®) contains a broader set of subject-specific symbols and tools than that used by any other online tutoring service.
• NetTutor provides online tutoring expertise in the most subject areas, including Information Technology, Nursing Programs, and Allied Health.

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