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Welcome Distance Education Instructors!

This page provides quick access to Canvas supportWorkshops, and Resources for College of the Canyons online instructors.

Want to Teach online

Want to Teach Online?  Learn about College of the Canyons' Instructor Certification training components



Explore upcoming workshops that support the development and delivery of quality online education

Research & Reports

Introduce yourself to prospective students!! Visit the Guide to Orientation Letters and submit your letter today!

Ways to Build Community Online

Providing frequent, predictable opportunities for students to interact with each other, engage with the learning content, and interact with the instructor, are among the essential components of an online learning environment that is rich with social connection, meaningful interaction, and satisfying learning. Explore techniques for creating connection between students, learning content, and the instructor. 

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Practice Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

As we prepare to welcome students back into our online classrooms this semester, remember that the emotions and concerns relating to the global pandemic may still be present for both students and instructors. You can build predictability and flexibility, create connection and warmth, and empower your students by incorporating trauma-informed teaching practices.

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Make your Course Design Easier

The College of the Canyons Online Course Template resource shell includes a variety of ready-to-use course components for you to choose from, including an orientation module, example home pages and content module, and several powerful supplemental resources—all of which leverage effective pedagogy and accessibility principles.

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Explore 'Design Thinking' Workshop Series

Teaching is more than presenting a concept and asking students to demonstrate that they can repeat it back to us. Arguably, the most important goal of teaching is to spark that dynamic interplay of curiosity, exploration and engagement that results in learning. This series looks at the online learning environment from multiple perspectives, all aimed at giving you the ideas and tools to design effective instruction that engages your students and turns learning into success.

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Introducing Canvas Resource Courses for COC faculty

Faculty Resource Course - Canvas Studio

The 'Accessibility' resource course covers what you need to know to ensure your online course materials are accessible in Canvas. Includes instructions and short, easy to follow example videos. 

coc faculty resource course: building community online

The 'Building Community Online' resource course contains ready-made activities and course content ideas to help support social connection and meaningful interaction in your online classes.

Faculty resource course - Zoom

The 'Teaching with Zoom' Resource Course includes resources and guides to support teaching and student engagement with Zoom!

Faculty Resource Course - Canvas Studio

The 'Canvas Studio' Resource Resource Course will show how to use Studio to create, caption, and use Studio videos that encourage student engagement and participation. 

Faculty Resource Course - What's New in Canvas

The 'What's New in Canvas' Faculty Resource Course highlights the latest Canvas updates and tools, and walks you through where to find them and how to use them. 


Need Some Help?

The Online Education team is here to support you. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you have ideas, suggestions or resources to share. While we are working remotely we are available to assist you by phone, email, and over Zoom: