Faculty Resource Hub

This page will be used to provide resources for faculty who are teaching online this spring.  We'll add new workshops weekly! Please bookmark this page and check back often. 

Resources & Training Opportunities

Canvas Certification Training

We’ve updated our Canvas Certification Training process to reflect the need for providing remote training to faculty who are new to Canvas.

Certification training is divided into four parts:

  • Module 1 - 1 hour, online/self-paced
  • Module 2 - 2 hours, workshop/webinar
  • Module 3 - 3 hours, online/self-paced
  • Module 4 - 1 hour, workshop/webinar

Your Canvas account will be created when you sign up for a Module 2 workshop date and you will receive an email with instructions.

Upon completion of Module 3, you will be prompted to sign up for your Module 4 workshop/webinar.

Module 2 - If you are new to Canvas, this is where you start. After you sign up for Module 2, you will receive a first email within a few days giving you access to Canvas and our online Certification Training course. There you will read through Module 1 and complete the activities at the end of Module 1 on your own before attending the Module 2 workshop via Zoom.

You will receive a second email within a day or two of the Module 2 workshop you choose with the Zoom link.

  • Thursday, August 10 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Monday, September 11 - 10:00am-12:00pm

Sign up for Module 2 here!

Fast-Track Certification Training

If you are an experienced Canvas user, but new to Canvas at De Anza, you can sign up for Fast Track Training, which includes Module 1 of our traditional certification training (1 hour online/self-paced) and a 1-hour workshop via Zoom that covers Course Activation at De Anza.

  • Thursday, August 24 - 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 13 - 10:00am-11:00am

Sign Up For Fast Track Training Here

Beyond the Basics Canvas Workshops

Beyond the Basics

Expand your knowledge of Canvas and online teaching with these stand-alone workshops that go beyond the basics.

Using Video Online

Student Surveys

Cheat-Resistant Assessments

Accessibility in Canvas

Canvas Quick Tips

Pronto Basics

Sign Up For Beyond the Basics Workshops Here

Zoom Resources

Please visit our Zoom Resources Page for up-to-date information about using Zoom and Zoom Training.  

ZOOM Quick Instruction Videos

Zoom - Student Perspective

Online Office Hours/Scheduling Zoom Appointments

Open Labs

 All Open Labs can be found in Canvas, in the Canvas Certification Training Calendar feed.


If you don't see Open Labs on the calendar, be sure to select the Canvas Certification Training feed on the right.

 Canvas calendar checkboxes

Canvas Studio

Canvas Studio
Are you interested in any of the following:
  • Boosting student engagement with your course videos (whether with videos you create or videos you share from sites like YouTube) by embedding comments or quiz questions that prompt student responses?
  • A way to guarantee students watch your entire video?
  • A simple way of recording your lecture videos?
  • A simple way students can record and share their presentations?
  • Knowing how long students watch a video and when they stop viewing it? 
Learn more about Canvas Studio:
Learn more about implementing Canvas Studio:


Interested in learning more about PlayPosit? PlayPosit offers different video quiz options than Canvas and is available. Click below for recordings and resources about this tool:

Recordings of Previous Webinars (Alphabetized)

Guides, Resources and External Training

Internal Resources

External Resources

Tips on Zoom Security

These articles explain some easy steps to make your Zoom sessions more secure.

J1 Admin/Peer and J2W Student Evaluations

Get information about requesting J1 administrative/peer or J2W student evaluations on our Online Course Evaluations page.

Resources to Share with Students

Canvas panda with map

Canvas & Zoom Student Support Via Chat - Students can get technical help with Canvas, Zoom, MyPortal and other online learning tools or software from the Library West Computer Lab's expert technicians.

Zoom Quick Start For Students (Zoom independent of Canvas)

Zoom With Canvas Guide for Students

Canvas Student Guides

Online Learning Hub

Remote Orientation to Student Health Services

Training Opportunities

Want to be notified of upcoming conferences and training opportunities? Subscribe to the Learning Opportunities discussion in the Canvas Certification Training course. This Canvas Student Guide shows how to subscribe and ensure you receive emails when new opportunities are posted.


Want to Get On Board With Canvas?

Please see our Canvas Certification Training section to your left.

TIP: When you sign up for a two-hour Module 2 workshop, you will receive a first email within a few days giving you access to a Canvas account and our online Canvas Certification Training course. Go to Modules there to read the "Module 1" information to prepare for your Canvas workshop. You will receive a second email a day or two before your workshop with the Zoom link to paste into your Web browser to join the meeting.

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