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This page is meant to be a resource for Compton College Faculty seeking information on teaching with Canvas and the tools availible for use.

Canvas Certification Process

In order to teach online faculty must be certified in distance education. You can find more information on course work, demonstration requirements, and the overall outlined process on the Compton College Process for DE Certification Page.

Professional Development

@One is a service offerd to provide faculty with professional development opportunities. They offer a variety of courses and events to help faculty with teaching in an online environment. Compton College also facilitate some of these courses for faculty to make it easier to obtain certification for teaching online asynchronously.

Faculty can contact the Distance Education Faculty Coordinator (DEFC), Susan Johnson (sjohnson@compton.edu), for more information on the certifcation process or current offerings.

You can register for trainings on our @One Course Registration Form or learn more about the demonstration process.

Additionally you can see a lising of events being offered by the CVC-OEI on their Events Calendar.



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Growing With Canvas Orientation

There is a self-guided course faculty can access: Growing With Canvas. This course covers basic information on how to develop a course using the Canvas Learning Mangement system.

Canvas Toolbox

The Canvas Toolbox is a resource for faculty the covers many aspects to teaching online at Compton College. you can use it to find the Distance Education Handbook, forms, and other useful information.



Blackboard Ally     

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Blackboard Ally is tool to assist you with creating accessible documents. Once you upload a document an accessiblity report will be generated indicating how accessible a document is. This is a great tool for help on how to improve document accessibility.

Blackboard Ally Overview Blackboard Ally Quick Start Guide (Instructors) Blackboard Ally Alternative Formats
Blackboard Ally Instructor FAQ Blackboard Ally Accessibility Scores Blackboard Ally Instructor Panel

Self-Guided Accessiblity Resources

There are self-guided resources availible in Canvas that are availible to faculty on how to make Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents accessible.

Please contact the Instructional Designer - Faculty Distance Education Trainer, Jasmine Phillips (jphillips@compton.edu) to be added to our self-guided resources.




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Badgr is a badging system that can be used for a multitude of purposes. It is a good platform for adding gamification to content or a tracking system.

Badgr Website Getting Started with Badgr in Canvas Creating a Badgr Open Badge Course Completion Badge


Canvas Studio     

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A video service for Canvas. This is a media storage space for Faculty that provides a closed captioning service.

Canvas Studio Media Managing Media



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Microsoft Forms is a survey/quiz tool similar to the one in Canvas; however, it also has a option for creating branching surveys/quizzes.

Microsoft Forms Overview


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OneDrive is a versitile storage system that not only allows you to save files but gives you the ability to create collaborative word, excel, and powerpoint documents.

OneDrive Overview


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Use Padlet to create organized pages for almost anything you can think of. These are versitile pages that are meant to encourage student participation.

Padlet Website Introduction to Padlet Basics for Instructors



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A communication tool that uses text messaging to communicate with students.

Remind Website Getting Started with Remind


Faculty Support

Distance Education Faculty Coordinator

Susan Johnson

Instructional Designer - Faculty Distance Education Trainer

Jasmine Phillips

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