(Canvas Site Requests & Course Evaluation & Observation Request)
CANVAS - Site Request Form
You may request development or project course sites using this form. Responses will be forwarded to the Distance Education staff. Development/Project sites will be processed in 5 business days. Official Course sites are now automatically processed by the District.
Please submit a separate form for each site you need created.
You must be logged into your district email to fill out this form..
Adding Canvas User Request Form Due to FERPA concerns that result from faculty adding unenrolled students or other users to active course Canvas shells, faculty no longer have the ability in Canvas to add users to active course Canvas shells on their own. Enrolled students and assigned faculty will continue to be added to Canvas shells automatically. New student enrollments typically post to Canvas at least two times a day.
FERPA website - studentprivacy.ed.gov
You must be logged into your district email to fill out this form..
Please submit a separate form for each site you need to add an evaluation observer(s) to.
Training - Canvas Certification/Online Pedagogy
Effective Fall 2020 the LACCD created a district-wide standard for instructors to be approved to teach online consisting of two classes:
Canvas Tools - Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
Pedagogy & Course Design – Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning, Introduction to Teaching Online and Hybrid Classes or an equivalent course
1. Complete the first part of Canvas
Certification by participating in the LACCD course Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course. This multi-week course will introduce you to the beauties of using Canvas in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. These simple, hands-on lessons give you the chance to master Canvas in your own practice course to build a home page, content page, discussion, and quiz, while also exploring how to use Canvas communication tools. If you're new to Canvas, or just want a powerful refresher on the basics, this course is a great starting point, and you get to keep your sandbox to play in, experiment, and build your online material! The class will go live on the first day of training at 9:00 am.
2. Complete the second part of Canvas
Certification by participating in the LACCD online pedagogy course Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning Pre-requisite for this course: Successful completion of Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (ITC)
Great teaching can happen anywhere, but teaching online requires different skills, strategies and tools than in a traditional face-to-face classroom. In this multi-week course you'll gain proficiency in the unique qualities and perspectives of masterful online teaching, including powerful ways to support the success of online students, how to lay a foundation for a productive learning community, and infusing your course with your distinctive presence. We'll walk you through the pertinent federal, state, and local regulations impacting online teaching, and set you on a path to designing success for you and your students! The class will go live on the first day of training at 9:00 am.
In addition to the options above, there is an informal, self-paced introductory teaching with Canvas course available. Contact Cyrus Helf at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the course.
A fantastic 2-hour course, Learn Canvas 2019, is available through lynda.com. All CA Community College employees (faculty & staff) now have free access to this fabulous learning resource. Watch this video that explains how to access this course via the Visions Resource Center in your Faculty (SIS) Portal.
The same login information will be used for the following:
New Faculty Portal System (Peoplesoft)
@laccd.edu email accounts
Faculty can go to https://ilearn.laccd.edu and login using their Username and Password (that matches the new faculty portal Password).
Regardless of where Faculty login to go to Canvas, the login id/pw are the same.
Here is the link to directions for those who have never logged into the new SIS – PeopleSoft and set up their own personalized password:
How To Login
Faculty who’ve forgotten their SIS passwords and need them reset should contact the WLAC - IT department with their SAP(Canvas) username and employee id number. IT contact info: Email: email@example.com or call 213-460-3165.
New Canvas Gradebook
Canvas has released a new, improved version of the Gradebook/Grades area of Canvas.
District Email for Faculty (part of the student email system) Office 365
Your LACCD Canvas account is by default connected to your district email address ending in @laccd.edu. Below is the Default / initial login id/password configuration. Important, as of Nov. 7, there have been changes to improve security that will require you to follow the instructions below even if you have accessed your laccd email previously. How to Login FAQ
Login id = SAP ID. Enter your SAP ID into the textbox.
Temporary password = 8@ + the month of your birthdate (MM) + the first character of your last name (capitalized) + the last 4 digits of
your SSN = Ex: 8@05L2345
The password is case sensitive.
You will be asked to reset your password at first login
West now has a license to add NetTutor to all online/hybrid/web enhanced classes! With one click your students will have access to 24/7 help from live tutors in a variety of subjects. If you want to enable NetTutor contact Cyrus Helf at firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is available for all courses - Online, Hybrid, and Web Enhanced.
An Overview of Using NetTutor: This video gives an overview of how to use the different NetTutor options:
NetTutor Live Tutoring:This video demonstrates how a live tutoring session is conducted on NetTutor (it focuses on math tutoring but applies to other subjects):
Using the Tools on NetTutor’s Whiteboard:This video shows how a student goes about typing, drawing, composing math equations and uploading images during a tutoring session:
We hope you use online tutoring and find it helpful!
NetTutor is seamlessly integrated within the learning management system, which allows students to access the service with single-sign-on functionality.
All NetTutor tutors are U.S. educated, trained tutors with prior teaching and/or tutoring experience and perform online tutoring services from a single U.S.-based facility.
All NetTutor tutors are full-time employees.
NetTutor staff use the same learning materials as students to provide support that is tailored to their needs.
NetTutor tutors are available to assist students 24/7/365.
The NetTutor Director works with each client to co-create the “rules of engagement” (ROE), which outlines how the tutors will interact with students. In this way, faculty has the opportunity to customize NetTutor to ensure it will help students succeed.
The NetTutor whiteboard interface (the WorldWideWhiteboard®) contains a broader set of subject-specific symbols and tools than that used by any other online tutoring service.
NetTutor provides online tutoring expertise in the most subject areas, including Information Technology, Nursing Programs, and Allied Health.
Students/faculty/staff can reach the Customer Support team by submitting a support request via links on the NetTutor or WorldWideWhiteboard webpages, calling 813-674-0660 x204, or emailing email@example.com
In some cases it is important for NetTutor to have access to your syllabus/text book. Send copies of your syllabus and/or e-books to Chuck Meyers, Regional Sales Manager for California.
In partnership with the service provider, Proctorio, the Online Education Initiative (OEI) is currently offering computer-based examination proctoring. Fully integrated into the college’s Learning Management System (LMS), Proctorio equips faculty with tools to monitor and restrict online testing environments and to review academic integrity reports directly from their grade book. Online courses with a need for in-person examination proctoring will be accommodated through a developing network of participating colleges.