Faculty Support and Training

Canvas Training at COM

Canvas training and course design support is available to COM faculty and staff on the Kentfield Campus or through Zoom facilitated webinars. All workshops and webinars are led by Stacey Lince, COM's Instructional Designer. Flex credit is provided! 

To sign up for an appointment or workshop, you will first need to join our COM Canvas Instructor Resource course.  Individual session signups are available on the Kentfield campus or online via CCC ConferNow Zoom (by request). Use the link below to access the scheduler or click the calender icon in Canvas and then click the Find Appointment button and selecting the Canvas Resouces course. View the following Canvas Guide to learn more about signing up in the Scheduler.




For additional appointment availability or department group training, please contact Stacey directly at SLince@marin.edu.

For troubleshooting or login information visit Canvas FAQs for Faculty.

Canvas Open Labs

Open labs are offered nearly every week to students and faculty throughout the semester.  Drop-in to discuss Canvas questions including uploading files and videos, organizing your course content, inserting images, grade books, integrating external applications and publisher tools, and so much more!

Thursdays, noon to 1 pm
Learning Resources Center, LC 170
Kentfield Campus

Introduction to Teaching with Canvas by @One Online Network of Educators

@One offers a free Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course for all CCC faculty. This 4-week online course:

Introduces you to how to teach using the Canvas learning management system by Instructure. You will learn how the system works through a series of curated readings and recall what you have learned through formative quizzes. You will also practice what you have learned through a series of hands-on exercises focused on the subject you teach. Finally you will reflect on the tools in Canvas through a shared discussion with other participants sharing this part of our professional journey.

Course completion, including reading, online discussions, and assignments, will take approximately 10 hours per week for a total of 40 hours. Your time commitment will vary based upon your own level of experience with web technologies. Note: COM faculty who have taken this course report spending 3-5 hours per week.

Course offerings and registration information can be found at: https://catalog.onlinenetworkofeducators.org/. Use coupon code OEIfree4U at check out to waive the registration fee.

A free self-paced course is also available through @One.

For one-on-one or department group trainings, please contact Stacey directly at SLince@marin.edu.

Professional Development Opportunities

Staying current in an ever-changing world of technology and online learning does not have to be challenging or break the bank! There are many ways to of best and emerging practices in online learning at COM and online. Here are our top recommendations for

Flex Workshops & ProLearning

COM Flex week takes place one week prior to the start each semester.  Flex isn’t just a requirement for full-time faculty – more importantly, it provides rich opportunities to engage and share best practices with your colleagues. 

You don't have to wait for Flex week to learn something new or hone your skill! Log into the Prolearning portal to access Lynda, SkillsSoft, and find more professional learning opportunities at COM. 

For more information about ProLearning and Flex week opportunities and offerings, visit the COM Professional Development website.

Online Teaching Conference (OTC)

Online Teaching Conference logoGet your professional development boost by attending the Online Teaching Conference (OTC)! The OTC is a 3-day event presented by California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, Online Education Initiative, 3C Media Solutions, CCC Confer, @ONE and Professional Learning Network.

The OTC is designed for CCC faculty, staff and administrators who are engaged or interested in online education, including delivery of online services, emerging technologies, student success, library and technical support. In addition to learning, this conference is a great opportunity for educators to spend two or three days with colleagues, share knowledge, impart and receive best practices, and learn from other’s experiences.

The next conference will be held at the Hilton Anaheim June 17 – 19, 2019. The conference agenda, accommodations information, and registration details are available online.


Join your collegues in exploring all things Canvas and educational technology trends. The event will be held July 9-11, 2019 in Long Beach, CA. 

Why should you attend?
  • Over 100 breakout sessions deep diving into edtech topics
  • Five keynote sessions with Instructure experts and other influential speakers
  • Endless networking opportunities

For more information, join the mailing list at the Instructurcon news website.