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Let's Get Started with Canvas

Canvas is our exclusive Course Management System.
Instructors: If you are a new Instructor and would like a Canvas sandbox to practice with email the DE Coordinator, Melissa Colón at colonm@yosemite.edu.
Step by Step Instructions to log into Canvas:
  • Go to https://gocolumbia.instructure.com/login/canvas
  • Click on "Forgot Password?"
  • Fill in the form with your YCCD email
  • Check your YCCD email for your Instructure password
  • Enter in information for creating your password
  • Your Canvas username will be the same as your YCCD Email username

Check out the Canvas Teacher App in the App Store

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Canvas Support

If you plan to use Canvas here are some recommended steps and resources:

Training and Workshops

All instructors teaching fully online or hybrid courses are required to be trained or provide proof of previous training. There are a variety of training and workshops that take place throughout the year. Contact the DE Coordinator for more information.

Spring 2/12/18-4/21/18 - LATE START - EDUC 50- Online Course Development &  EDUC 52 - Accessibility and Universal Design for Online Course Development

Example of an Exemplary Learning Module in Canvas

Self-Paced @ONE Course: Introduction to Teaching with Canvas 

Free Access to Lynda.com for California Community Colleges  - Lynda.com is available for all California Community College employees at no cost. To learn more, watch the introductory movie about the service, and watch How to use Lynda.com.

Course Development Resources

You will find the following resources helpful as you develop online content:

  1. Online Course Design Rubric  - Training and Mentoring
  2. Online Course Design Rubric Checklist - Training and Mentoring
  3. Rules of Engagement for NetTutor - fill-able form and submit
  4. Explanation of ROE for NetTutor 
  5. OEI Student Success Handbook for Using NetTutor Services - Online Tutoring
  6. Open Educational Resources
  7. Best Practices for Creating Accessible Word Documents (from Cal Poly)
  8. Columbia Colleges Faculty Distance Education Handbook (revised spr '15)
  9. The Teach Act- Fair Use and Copyright Information (from ALA)
  10. Columbia College Distance Education Plan (updated fall '15)
  11. California Community College Chancellor's Office - Distance Education
  12. Updating Faculty Directory Pages (video tutorial '16)
  13. Flex-Activity Reporting System Tool (video tutorial '16)
  14. Open Proctoring Policy 

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