Use of SRJC's Canvas System for Non-Instructional Purposes

SRJC’s Canvas license allows the District to use the system for both instructional and non-instructional purposes. Canvas instructional course sites (shells) are created automatically through SRJC’s Student Information System. Non-instructional course sites are created manually by the SRJC Canvas Administrator.

Request Process

SRJC employees* wishing to use Canvas for non-instructional purposes will need to:

  1. Complete a new Canvas user account request form if you are new to Canvas.
  2. Complete a Non-Course Related Course Shell request form.
  3. Agree to use Canvas within the guidelines set forth in the Computer and Communications Technology Use Board Policy 2.13P.

*Note that non-instructional course shells will be created for SRJC employees only.

Adding Users

When adding users to the non-instructional shell, it is highly recommended to add users by SID rather than email address. See this helpful Canvas guide.


Support for non-instructional use of Canvas is provided by Instructure’s Canvas support team which is available 24/7/365. A toll-free phone number is listed on the Help menu when logged into Canvas.

Other non-Canvas related technology support is provided by SRJC’s Information Technology Department Help Desk available during normal business hours.

Other Resources for Non-Instructional Collaboration

You may also want to consider the following resources when choosing a platform for non-instructional collaboration: