Canvas

Getting Started Using Canvas

When you teach at CCS, you will use the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) as your online course management system. To access Canvas, login through the CCS Access manager and select Canvas.

Once in Canvas you will have access to a departmental course that contains helpful departmental-specific information. You will also be enrolled in the New Faculty Orientation, which contains a lot of helpful institutional information along with a wealth of Canvas-specific resources.

For more information on Canvas training and resources for new faculty, refer to the Training and Resources page.

Checklist for In-Person Canvas Courses

Chairs and faculty can use the In-Person Canvas Course Checklist to walk through and verify the basics of setting up an in-person course in Canvas.

Canvas Minimum Usage Requirements

It is expected that all faculty utilize the college‚Äôs Learning Management System (Canvas.) It is important that courses provide a level of consistency for our students regardless of learning modality. The following outlines these expectations.  

Instructional Method (Modality)CodeDescriptionUse Canvas for
Attend.GradesMaterialsModules*RSI
In-PersonLEC/STULecture / StudioXXX  
HybridHYBMix of in-person and async onlineXXXX 
Online HybridONHYMix of sync and async onlineXXXX
AsyncONLLAsync onlineXXXXX
SynchronousONLSSynchronous onlineXXXXX
Table of the Instructional Methods offered at CCS and their related requirements in Canvas.

*Each module contains Title, Overview, Objectives, Assessments, Activities, Resources.

In-Person (LEC/STU)

Within the Lecture/Studio formats, all faculty must utilize the Learning Management System (Canvas) to record attendance, record and post grades, post relevant class materials (lecture/discussion recaps, reminders, announcements, etc.) throughout the semester. Additionally, course modules should contain an overview of each topic in advance in order to give students a better understanding of what to expect during that session. 

Hybrid (HYB)

Within the Hybrid course format, all faculty must utilize the Learning Management System (Canvas) to record attendance, record and post grades, post relevant class materials (lecture/discussion recaps, reminders, announcements, etc.) throughout the semester. Additionally, course modules must contain asynchronous course content to account for appropriate contact hours for each week. Each module must contain Title, Overview, Objectives, Assessments, Activities, Resources.

Online Hybrid (ONHY)

Within the Online Hybrid course format, all faculty must utilize the Learning Management System (Canvas) to record attendance, record and post grades, post relevant class materials (lecture/discussion recaps, reminders, announcements, etc.) throughout the semester. Additionally, course modules must contain asynchronous course content to account for appropriate contact hours for each week. Each module must contain Title, Overview, Objectives, Assessments, Activities, Resources AND incorporate appropriate levels of regular and substantive interaction (see Regular and Substantive Interaction Guidelines). 

Asynchronous Courses (ONLL)

Within the Asynchronous course format, all faculty must utilize the Learning Management System (Canvas) to record attendance, record and post grades, post relevant class materials (lecture/discussion recaps, reminders, announcements, etc.) throughout the semester. Additionally, course modules must contain asynchronous course content to account for appropriate contact hours for each week. Each module must contain Title, Overview, Objectives, Assessments, Activities, Resources AND incorporate appropriate levels of regular and substantive interaction (see Regular and Substantive Interaction Guidelines).  

Synchronous Courses (ONLS)

Within the Synchronous course format, all faculty must utilize the Learning Management System (Canvas) to  record attendance, record and post grades, post relevant class materials (lecture/discussion recaps, reminders, announcements, etc.) throughout the semester. Additionally, course modules must contain asynchronous course content to account for appropriate contact hours for each week. Each module must contain Title, Overview, Objectives, Assessments, Activities, Resources AND incorporate appropriate levels of regular and substantive interaction (see Regular and Substantive Interaction Guidelines.)

Common Canvas Topics