​​​​​​Please note: The training and webinars are for SMC Faculty only and users must register using their smc.edu email address.​​


​Zoom Canvas Online Help Hours

Need help with Canvas but can't make it to campus?  DE is piloting online Canvas appointments using the Zoom online meeting tool.

Christine Miller will be offering 30 minute online appointments to address your Canvas questions.  Please sign up through the Canvas Central Calendar for the slot that works best for you and please include a brief notation on the type of help you are looking for.

Help Hours:

Tuesday, January 29- 30 minute slots, 8:30 AM-noon and 1 PM-3 PM

Wednesday, January 30-30 minute slots, 8:30 AM-noon and 1 PM-3 PM

Friday, February 1-30 minute slots, 8:30 AM-noon and 1 PM-3 PM


Please note:  Zoom online help sessions will also be offered closer to the Spring semester.  Stay tuned. ​

@ONE Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

The @ONE Project offers an Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course. This class is a 4 - week online course that tends to fill up very quickly to due to the high number of colleges currently migrating to Canvas. If you are interested in taking this course, it is now offered free! 

@ONE Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

This 4-week online foundation course requires a fee. You may be eligible for reimbursement if you seek approval from your department chair first. You may e-mail distance_ed_inquiry@smc.edu for further information. 

Sign up for @One Online Courses

@One Canvas Support Portal​

Please follow the above link to access your one stop resource for all things Canvas.  Please note:  this link is managed by @One and is not the official Canvas Help Desk.

Canvas Instructional Videos from Lynda.com

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office created a “virtual professional development resource center”—a “one-stop shop” for colleges and their employees to access effective practices, trainings, and other resources. As a California Community College employee, you have full access to the resources on this site. Free access to Lynda.com courses is included in the library of professional development materials.

Lynda.com offers a series of Canvas courses which are organized into chapters and divided into short individual videos. This is particularly helpful in learning a new skill from start to finish or to find a quick answer.

Here is how to access the Canvas courses offered by Lynda.com

  1. Register at the Professional Learning Network. (It's free if you have an SMC email account.)

  2. Click on the link called Learn (top of the page in blue banner).

  3. Go to "Click here for Lynda".

  4. Type in Canvas in the search window.


​Training Directly from Canvas

Click below to register for a 2 - part Canvas - hosted 90 - minute webinars!

Register for Canvas Web Training

Part 1 - Canvas Fundamentals Higher Ed

This Canvas training will focus on the following features and use of Canvas:

  • Interface and navigation

  • Establishing your user profile and Canvas notification settings

  • Utilizing the Canvas calendar and syllabus

  • Getting organized with modules

  • Course settings

Part 2 - Canvas Fundamentals Higher Ed

This Canvas training builds on features and concepts covered in part 1, and will focus on the following features and use of Canvas:

  • Establishing scope and sequence using Modules

  • Building content using the rich content editor

  • Going deeper into pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes

  • The Canvas Gradebook and SpeedGrader

In order for you to get the most out of these two fundamentals webinars, you will need to have access to a Canvas Course Shell before the Part 1 Webinar. You can register for one by going to the Canvas Website and following the directions posted there.

Get Your Free Canvas Course Shell Here

To view specific training course areas, without participating in a live interactive Webinar, please use the links below.