Canvas Training & Tutorials

Calendar and Sign Up Page

Sign Up Now! Training page

See our calendar and sign up for training through SignUp Genius. Click the List button on the top right hand corner of the calendar to see more details on each type of training. The calendar includes:

  • Face-to-face Trainings: Sign up for trainings on the Canvas Training Sign Up page
  • Drop-In Help Sessions: These sessions do not include formal instruction but are opportunities to develop your Canvas course with a Canvas Upgrade Team member on hand to answer questions. These sessions are also posted on the Canvas Training Sign Up page; no need to sign up. 

One-on-one Appointments

Sign Up Now! One-on-one appointments

Sign up for a one-on-one appointment with a Canvas expert. These 45-minute appointments are designed to help with specific questions or challenges in organizing your content in Canvas. Please familiarize yourself with Canvas by attending an Intro training or watching instructional videos prior to making an appointment. 

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Testimonial from Public Safety instructor Joanie Dybach: "Although originally I was not happy about having more things added to my already overflowing plate, this course was invaluable to me. Not only did I gain a substantial amount of knowledge about Canvas, what I learned actually simplified my life by showing me more efficient ways to teach on Canvas and more effective ways to deliver materials to the students."

Online Special Expertise

The Distance Education department at SRJC offers a six-week Online Special Expertise certificate training course that is delivered in Canvas, the course management system at SRJC. Completion of this certificate satisfies Policy 3.28P in order to teach online and hybrid courses at SRJC. The policy requires all instructors who teach online to “acquire and maintain online special expertise for online and hybrid course delivery.” Departments may require the Online Special Expertise certificate awarded by SRJC Distance Education department or file a Department-Specified Provision form with AFA; see a list of departments with forms on file.

Go to our SignUp Genius Page for the Online Special Expertise to view and sign up for a session. Each online session runs for six weeks in Canvas. Required assignments each week will have Monday afternoon deadlines and are estimated to take 2-3 hours to complete per week. On Fridays, we will offer optional “live” training sessions, both in-person and remotely in ConferZoom, to accompany the online lessons in Canvas. 

Faculty can claim up to 12 hours of FLEX credit as well as PGI credit for the Online Special Expertise certificate training; see more information below. If you prefer in-person training, check the Canvas Training Sign Up page for our “Two-Day Bootcamp to Get Your Certificate.” 

Online Canvas Training with @ONE

Take a free online course or learn Canvas at your own pace with @ONE.

Canvas Instructional Videos

Watch video tutorials on the Canvas website or on

Flex Credit & PGI

Instructors can apply for up to 6 hours of FLEX credit for time spent receiving help during a training, one-on-one session, or Drop-in session (but not for time spent working independently). Faculty can claim up to 12 hours of FLEX credit for Online Special Expertise training. PGI credit is also available. See more information about Flex and PGI credit for Canvas trainings and appointments.