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Canvas login instructions

The Login Instructions for Canvas are found at this link. Faculty must have their Compton email and password in order to login. If you are not able to locate your Compton email please contact Human Resources. 


canvas certification Process

Compton College requires three certifications to be able to teach online. Please find more information about our Canvas Certification Process at this link. 

canvas demonstration process

Compton College requires a Canvas Demonstration of your course shell after you have been certified and before your course is to be taught online or hybrid. Please find more information about our Canvas Demonstration Process at this link. 

CANVAS faculty orientation

All faculty are placed into the Growing With Canvas Faculty Training Course to assist in acquainting you with Canvas. Please view the orientation videos and reach out to our department if you have any questions regarding how to use Canvas. 

 canvas faculty training courses & Professional DEVELOPMENT


The Office of Academic Affairs has approved the rollout of our Canvas training Cohort 4 starting in Fall 2020.

Please view the following two links to fill out our training form and to get the most up to date information on the dates of training. 



There are always other professional development opportunities that full time and part time faculty can take advantage of. For a list of opportunities, please click on the Professional Development link


Canvas Open Labs are an opportunity for faculty to get help using Canvas. To sign up for a Canvas Open Lab please click this Canvas Open Lab Zoom registration link. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link after you sign up.

The weekly dates and times for the fall 2020 semester are on Fridays from 11 am-12 pm. 

Best Practice Labs: if you would like to watch previous recordings of Best Practice Labs, please click this recording link.


The Distance Education Department is aware that it can seem like a daunting task to prepare a Canvas course, so we have assembled seven webinars together to aid faculty through this process from planning to publishing. To be successful in this training series you should already know how to use Canvas by completing the @ONE course Introduction to Teaching With Canvas. It is also highly recommended that you have finished the two additional certificaiton courses "Online Teaching and Learning" and "Creating Accessible Course Content." Faculty can access this webinar series in your Canvas Toolbox at this link.


The Distance Education Department encourages faculty to take Canvas training through Compton College and the Online Network of Educators Website. Courses fill up soon so you should check back often to see which trainings you can register for. 

CVC-OEI Professional Development Events

The CVC-OEI has a plethora of training opportunities and webinars that faculty can take advantage of on the calendar of events page at this link. 


The Distance Education Repository/Canvas Toolbox was created by the Distance Education Faculty Coordinator to provide a plethora of information to faculty members. It is advised to go through all the pages to stay up to date with best practices for using Canvas at Compton College. Faculty will be able to access the DE Handbook, all DE Forms, two free Canvas course templates, our current LTI list, ConferZoom tutorial information and access to our CVC-OEI Rubric.

faculty FAQ

What asynchronous online teaching resources are available for faculty?

Which training badges can faculty earn through Compton College? 

  1. Introduction to Teaching With Canvas
  2. Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  3. Creating Accessible Course Content

How do I register/waitlist for Canvas training?

  • Faculty should fill out the training form at this link. Please keep in mind that the DE Department will notify you of your confirmed spot in the next cohort of training when we have 30 people sign up and upon approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs' Office to open another cohort. 

How do I know if I have earned my badge of completion for the training courses at Compton College?

Who should I contact if I have trouble with ConferZoom?

    1. Facutly should contact the ConferZoom Tech Support with tech support questions.
    2.  Compton College Tech Support


      • Phone: 310-900-1234 


      • Email: Helpdesk@compton.edu or using myCompton, select ITS Helpdesk option and submit a inquiry for assistance.


      • (M-F, during normal business hours).


The Distance Education Virtual Office is available to students via the Cranium Cafe links below or through email at distance_Ed@compton.edu. Many of the answers to your questions can be found on the FAQ pages under the Student Resources and Faculty Resources links in the navigation column to the left.

The Distance Education Department supports students and faculty with all things related to Canvas. We also help with online technology and support. Our Distance Education Tech Lab is located in the Vocational Technology Building in room 212A.  You may reach the Distance  Education department staff Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, after clicking on the link below, click "knock on door" to reach the desired person.  If after hours or no member is currently available please select "send an offline message."

Click this link to chat with Alister Caddy

Click this link to chat with Susan Johnson

Click this link to chat with Jasmine Phillips 


If you are experiencing difficulty with Canvas please call the Canvas help line 24/7 at (424) 213-6007.

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