Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) used at Hartnell to host and deliver course content online. Use it with your face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online courses to take attendance, distribute announcements, post course materials, communicate grades, and so much more! Canvas was adopted by the CCC Online Education Initiative (OEI), and is now in use at the majority of California Community Colleges. Browse the instructional materials below, or register for a fully online training course or face-to-face workshop to discover its capabilities!
Note: Sign into your Hartnell Google account before attempting to fill out any of the following forms!
Add to Course Request Form: Add people to your Canvas courses
Register for the fully online, self-paced, flex-approved Introduction to Canvas course (12 flex credits) or the Introduction to Teaching Online course (12 flex credits) OR instantly enroll in the Canvas quick-start online course (no flex credit or interactivity). You can also check out Instructure's professional development training courses and webinars! For student training & the Hartnell College Quest for Success course, check out the Canvas student support webpage.
GUIDES & DOCUMENTation
Canvas Semester Start Checklist: Learn how to log in, add new or import previous semester course content, review your course settings (including course starting/ending dates and times), and troubleshoot common issues (like publishing course content to make it visible for your students).
Canvas Policies & Procedures: Review documentation regarding online course shell policies and procedures so you know what to expect.
Canvas Student Support Resource Page: Direct your students for additional Canvas support and FAQs. You can also direct them to the Panther Learning Labs, or even give them access to the Quest for Success online, self-paced support course!
Course Design: Check out the Instructional Design & Accessibility support webpage for additional resources, and feel free to use this course template (linked again below) as a starting point for your own Canvas courses! If you'd like to review even more sample online courses and get more support for teaching online, please register for the Introduction to Teaching Online course. You can also use the OEI Online Course Standards & Rubric to evaluate your own courses, or reach out to the LMS Administrator for a one-on-one online course review.
PDC Canvas Course Template: Visit this Canvas course and use it to download a template that is free to use!
New Canvas Updates: View release notes and documentation for new Canvas updates.
LTI Integrations & Publisher Content: Read this documentation to learn more about your textbook publisher's Canvas integration.
Rubrics & Canvas: Read this documentation to learn how to create rubrics with the built-in tool within Canvas, and use them to grade student submissions. This tool makes grading easier and provides transparency and clarity for your students!