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Instructional Resources


Please complete this form to REQUEST a laptop/Chromebook to loan for remote instruction:

You will be contacted to confirm that your laptop is ready for pick-up.    


AFTER receiving confirmation that your laptop is ready for pick-up,  

  • Contact Jonathan Natividad to make an appointment at or 310 287-4300. 

  • Appointments are available between 6:00am and 1:30pm Monday – Friday. 

  • It will be a "stay-in-your-car" process.  To protect yourself and our team, please bring your own pen, you will be asked to sign a form. 

  • Jonathan or a team member from Plant Facilities will be wearing protective barriers during this process (gowns, gloves, goggles and mask). 

  • If you or if someone close to you is ill, please stay home. Contact your Dean or Chair and every effort will be made to reserve your request.  Pick up can be arranged for a future time. 

  • Faculty should not pick up new equipment without making an appointment with Jonathan or an equipment request (link above). 

Faculty Resources for Using Canvas    

There were some problems with the Zoom instructions which were sent our earlier this month.  To access the most current Zoom information and instructions visit: 


Information was also provided about Canvas Conferences.  However, Conferences has significant limitations, it’s only recommended for groups of 10 or less.  Zoom is recommended for most classes but I’m including these resources for small group meetings. 


Additional information can be found at Canvas Help. The Vision Resource Center, accessible through the SIS landing page, also features Canvas training videos accessible by clicking on “Training Search,” and entering “Canvas” as the search term.  


Use this Checklist to begin to Migrate an On-campus Class to Remote/Online Delivery 


1. Put your course materials online 






I have a Canvas course for each of my courses that contains the most current course information. 



I have a way to distribute assignments to my students online through the Canvas course site. 



I use audio or video materials in class, and I know how to share these with my students. 



I use the Canvas LMS to make materials available to my students. 



I have a way to distribute assignments to my students online through the Canvas course site. 





I use audio or video materials in class, and I know how to share these with my students. 




I use the Canvas LMS to make materials available to my students. 


2. Establish channels of communication with your students and colleagues 






My students know how to contact me remotely if they have a question. 




I have a way to facilitate discussion with groups of students remotely. 



Students have a way to contact each other and collaborate online. 


3. Establish ways to conduct your class at a distance 






My students can read, listen to, and/or watch my lectures online. 



My students can turn in homework and take exams online. 



I have a way to respond to student work and securely publish scores online. 



I know how to submit final grades to the Registrar online. 


4. Set up remote access to important resources 






I have a computer or laptop at home that has the software and Internet connectivity I need to work remotely. 


Should you answer “no” to any of these questions, please refer to the training materials linked above and/or reach out to your Division Chair and/or Dean for additional assistance. By moving materials to Canvas now, you will be assisting students who require flexibility due to illness. 

For activity, lab or other courses unable to move to online modalities, the District will be working with faculty and to determine means to support the continuation of instruction for these classes.  Please contact your Division Chair and/or Dean for additional assistance. 

Online Accessibility Resources   

West offers a comprehensive directory of accessibility resources located at  


We also have a captioning grant which can be used to caption videos, contact Scott Keckenat for assistance.  Or for more information, go here:


Mobile Student Tutorials with ASL Interpreters  


Mobile Student Tutorials with automatic Closed-Caption 


Windows Student Tutorials with automatic Closed-Caption 

Additional Statewide Support

Additional Statewide Support from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Virtual Campus/Online Education Initiative (CVC/OEI). 

The state will be providing colleges with Ally, a software that integrates with Canvas to address and correct potential accessibility issues with the course content.  

In addition, West’s subscription for Proctorio, the online proctoring software that works in Canvas, will be extended at no cost to the on-campus classes transitioning to online. For information about using Proctorio and other Online Education Initiative resources visit the OEI page on West’s Instructor Resources site. 

In addition to the vast array of instructional resources provided on the Instructor Resources page you are also encouraged to keep in touch by reading West’s All Things Digital blog. 

The CVC/OEI provides Instructional Student Services, and Shared College Resource Information which is available at

3CSN Sessions: Canvas and Zoom Basics and deep dives, Presentation Tools (Screencast-O-Matic, ISpring), Social media resources, Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind, online learning assistance, student services, math, and Reading Apprenticeship. We will continue to provide a 4 p.m. student hour as well. ...Zoom Sessions

Faculty Blog: Campus to Online Transition 

In order to have access to the Campus to Online Transition Faculty Blog, you need to first enroll by using this link and clicking the enroll button -

For a video showing you how to enroll in the Faculty Blog visit