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Canvas Support

Beginning Fall 2022, CSUSM will begin using Canvas as our learning management system. The Faculty Center has partnered with Academic Technology Services to provide training and support to faculty to transition to the new platform. 

See the FAQ page from IITS for additional details.

Missed the Flipped Canvas Boot Camp or want to watch it again? Watch the recorded sessions via the Zoom links below (please be logged into the Zoom desktop app to access):
Flipped Canvas Boot Camp

August 23 and 24, the Faculty Center and Instructional Design Services will offer sessions that align with content in the Canvas Basics Course. Each session will include tips and tricks, examples from Canvas Ambassadors, and time for Q&A. As the title suggests, this is built on a flipped model and is not designed as an alternative to the Canvas Basics CourseAs with a flipped modality, the expectation is that faculty will review the related materials prior to the synchronous sessions, which will apply the knowledge and answer questions rather than presenting material. 

All sessions will be held via Zoom:

  • Modules 1 & 2: Tues., Aug 23, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Modules 3 & 4: Wed., Aug. 24, 9:00-10:30am
  • Modules 5 & 6: Wed., Aug. 24, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Canvas Training Course - Starting May 2

    This is self-directed course that offers both the technology training with instructional design principles, and culturally responsive pedagogy resources. This course is open to any and all faculty who want to progress through the course in a linear fashion, or pick and choose based on your needs and interest. 

    Faculty who complete each of the modules will receive $250. When you begin the Canvas course, you will need to sign up via a quiz to receive your compensation. The deadline to sign up is June 1.

    Watch a short video tour of the Canvas course which will show you how to sign up for compensation, how to work through the modules and more.

  • Canvas Ambassadors

    Virginia Arreola

    • Department: Modern Language Studies
    • Available: June 22-July 7; July 14-24; Aug 1-22
    • Areas of Expertise: Course setup, creating modules, weighted categories, assignments, quizzes (graded/practice), discussions, Groups, Inbox, Calendar, Scheduler, Rich Content Editor (RCE), Files, Announcements, Course Homepage selection/customization, Canvas Syllabus, Importing Canvas Commons content, Rubrics, Gradebook, Speedgrader, Import/Export course content

    Karson Bader
    • Department: Physics
    • Available: May 27-June15; Aug 1-30
    • Areas of Expertise: Course design, course templates, creating assignment, basic html code, setting up announcements, quiz/test bank creation

    Steven Cauchon
    • Department: Political Science/Global Studies
    • Available: June 1- Aug 26
    • Areas of Expertise: I am more than able to assist with course setup and migration from Moodle, setting up forums and rubrics, creating assignments, addressing accessibility issues, and much more

    Tracy Daly
    • Department: Kinesiology
    • Available: June 1-June 29; July 18-Aug 26
    • Areas of Expertise: Basic course set up (setting up home page),  Announcements, attachments/files/course linking, adding in web links, setting up/adding modules (visibility/active/inactive), discussions, grading/gradebook (adding points, view, actions), setting up assignments/quizzes, messaging, calendar, ConferZoom, student view.

    Jessica Gerez

    • Department: School of Nursing
    • Available: TBD
    • Areas of Expertise: TBD

    Laura Hoeger
    • Department: Literature & Writing
    • Available: June 1-30; July 1-10; July 16-30; Aug 20-22
    • Areas of Expertise: Canvas has made my life teaching online so much easier, and I can't wait to show you how!  I have taught nearly 50 courses in Canvas over the past ten years.  I can help with making courses aesthetically pleasing, easy to follow and accessible (its easier than you think!).  I can help build assignments and create rubrics and show you all the shortcuts to use your content in future courses, including assignments and rubrics!  I will show you how to alter time limits for certain students who have accommodations, set modules to open automatically after students have progressed through certain content, publish and unpublish pages and assignments, set your home page, and display your PDF files automatically in the course.  I can help with navigating the gradebook, automatically applying zero for no submissions and late credit, and programming Canvas to automatically weight your assignments towards the final grade.  All this and many more!

    Janette Larson
    • Department: LTWR
    • Available: June 1-Aug 9; Aug 17-29
    • Areas of Expertise: basic course setup, importing courses from a "sandbox" course, creating assignments, creating groups for forums and assignments, integrating Turn-it-in , setting up a home page (other than default), making a clickable button using HTML, using Canvas feedback tools for giving feedback in assignments, setting up Peer Reviews, loading rubrics.

    Jessie Kosorok Mellor
    • Department: FYP and HD
    • Available: Between June 24th and August 5th, and August 15th.
    • Areas of Expertise: I can teach how to import, do basic course set up, page set up, linking modules to icons for a personalized class homepage – how to embed google links or share drive links so you can just update one place for multiple courses, and other neat tricks like notifications from the grade book and how to set up a dropped quiz, making sure assignments are the correct points or setting them as extra credit, how to tell what is hidden/not, how to add proper tags to images etc. for ADA

    Elizabeth Nash
    • Department: Political Science & Global Studies
    • Available: June 22-July 7; July14-24; Aug 1-22
    • Areas of Expertise: Basic course setup; setting up communication tools (announcements, home page, content pages, messaging etc.); creating assessments (discussions, assignments, quizzes, surveys etc.), accessibility, basic rich content editing, developing online presence through videos

    Mary Roche
    • Department: Sociology
    • Available: June 21 - August 22
    • Areas of Expertise: Any Canvas topics, especially modules, discussions and assignments

    Jolie Van Schoik 


    • Department: Human Development
    • Available: All Summer
    • Areas of Expertise: Using and setting up announcements, making short video quizzes with YouTube videos, using the accessibility checker, using alt text, I would say that I’m most helpful in humanities and social sciences and less for math and science witch might use different programs although I could help with the basic course set up
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All courses from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 have been migrated (copied) from Moodle to Canvas.

IITS has worked hard since Spring to make sure that your courses from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 are available in Canvas. IITS has migrated over 2,277 Fall 2021 courses and 2,226 Spring 2022 courses. These courses are now available for you to customize and prepare for your Fall 2022 container/course shells. 

To do: 

  • Canvas courses are at
  • Follow the Canvas customize list guide to select which courses you want displayed on the dashboard. Not all course containers are displayed.
  • If you don’t see your fall 2022 course, contact your department.
  • Fall 2022 containers/course shells are available and new ones are added daily at 6AM as instructors are assigned in PeopleSoft/MyCSUSM

If you would IITS like to import a migrated (copied) or development course for you to your actual fall 2022 container/course shell, send an email to with the course subject, number, and the link to the Canvas course you want imported/copied from and the course subject, number, and course link to the course you want it imported/copied into. Please note that they are experiencing a high volume of requests at this time. We will work diligently to support unique individual needs as fast as possible.