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Online Education

The Online Education Center supports faculty in the development of online and hybrid classes with training, support and the collaborative development of online learning policies and procedures.

Canvas Training


Certification Training

By completing Canvas Certification Training, you will be able to use Canvas for online, hybrid or face-to-face classes. All faculty must be certified in order to use Canvas at De Anza College. We offer two certification options - one for those new to Canvas and one for those with Canvas experience.

View Current Training Schedule - SPRING 2018 Dates Now Available!


Canvas - Beyond The Basics

These are designed for certified faculty who want to increase and improve their Canvas skills. We will offer new workshops quarterly.


View Beyond-the-Basics Workshop Schedule and SIgn Up Here


Workshop Descriptions:

  • Cheat-resistant Quizzes and Exams (1 hour)
    Learn strategies and Canvas tips to reduce cheating on online tests. Faculty attending this workshop should have experience creating quizzes in Canvas.

  • Student Surveys (1 hour)
    Learn how to create graded and ungraded surveys in Canvas to get a better picture of your incoming students, solicit feedback on how the course is going, and elicit students' thoughts about how the course can be improved. Faculty attending this workshop should have experience creating quizzes in Canvas.

  • Group Projects (1 hour)
    Explore the options for group projects in Canvas including Collaboration, Group Assignments, Group Discussions and Peer Review. Faculty attending this workshop should have experience creating discussions and assignments in Canvas. You will also need a Google/gmail account.

  • NEW! Turnitin & Canvas (1 hour)
    For those interested in using Turnitin. Learn how to set up & grade Turnitin Assignments.

  • NEW! Home Page Design (2 hours)
    Learn how to make an inviting home page for your Canvas course. Explore how to make your own banners/graphics, basic design and layout prinicples, and how to use html to create tabs and columns.
Brown Bag Lunch Series

Bring your lunch to MLC 233 (Video Conference Room) and learn about different Canvas features and course design ideas. Spring 2018 includes:

  • Canvas Calendar & Scheduler
    Explore how to use the Canvas Calendar to improve efficiency. Learn the basics of Scheduler so students can easily set up appointments with you.
  • Discussions for Beginners
    If you've never set up discussions for students before, this workshop is for you. Learn the tools available to create discussions, and explore tips to facilitate engaging and inclusive online discussions for your face-to-face, hybrid or online classes.
  • Peer Reviews
    Interested in learning how students can review papers written by their classmates and give feedback? This workshop will show you how to set up and grade peer review assignments in Canvas.
  • Gamification of Online Courses
    Level up your online course! Learn the basic ideas behind gamification &  explore a sample online course that's been gamified.


View Beyond-the-Basics Workshop Schedule and SIgn Up Here



Online Education
Building: MLC 210
Email: onlineeducation

Phone: 408.864.8969
M-Th: 8:30a-5:00p
F: 8:30a-4:00p

Last Updated: 3/14/18