Padlet is a free online bulletin board you can use to collect and display information from students, either as a standalone tool or within Canvas.  Students can share text-based “post-its,” website links, pictures, videos, and even comment on each other’s posts.

View Recorded Training on Padlet (25 minutes) 

Facilitated by Jennifer Azzaro, Distance Education and Professor Development Coordinator, Delta College. 

Labster for Online Labs

The Chancellor’s Office has signed a contract with Labster to provide access to its platform and entire library of science lab simulations to all CA community colleges through 12/31/2020. These simulations can help you offer biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering lab courses online. 

Labster is now integrated into Delta’s Canvas platform.  

Please see the below information for instructions on how to add Labster content into your Canvas course shells, resources, training, and for support. You may also download the Labster to Canvas Guide.

  1. Setting up Labster and Viewing Training Webinars

The website below (and attached instructions) give faculty what they need to add Labster into their courses if they so choose:

Dedicated web page for all CCC faculty

Also, the Labster team is offering faculty training webinars via Zoom and will continue to do so for the next few weeks. Faculty can determine which one fits in their schedule by visiting the CVC-OEI Events Calendar.

2.  Teaching with Labster

3. Best Practices for Using Labster

Contacting Labster Support

If you have any other questions or problems with Labster, please use this Labster Support Ticket Link to submit a support ticket. Their support team will reach out to you via email or phone.


Introduction to Canvas Training

Jim Marteney
Jim Marteney, Certified Online Learning Trainer

This Canvas training course meets the DE certification requirements at Delta College.  Offered fully online to Delta faculty, free of charge.

The goal of this 3-week training is to help you learn the core features of the Canvas system to teach and support your classes.

The course consists of 9 modules that are grouped into 3 Units. If you schedule yourself to do one Unit per week, you will find this a fairly relaxed pace. You may move along at your own pace.  Learn More…

Canvas Basics (3-Part Videos)

Canvas Basics, Part 1 (39 min)

Covers the dashboard, basic navigation, turning tools on/off, uploading a profile picture, creating a homepage, posting a syllabus, creating announcements, and some accessibility tips.

00:00 – Intro, Canvas Dashboard / Course Cards, Profile and Picture, Notifications, Basic Navigation
9:15 – Global and Course Navigation Menus, Turning Tools On & Off
12:28 – Setting up a Homepage (including how to post picture and make hyperlinks)
26:27 – Posting Your Syllabus
33:45 – Posting Announcements

Canvas Basics, Part 2 (31 min)

Covers publishing your course, using “Student View,” uploading files (PowerPoints, documents), and setting up discussions.

00:00 – Intro; Showing “Recent Announcements” on the Course Homepage
04:10 – Publishing your Course
05:10 – Using Student View
6:36 – Using Files to Upload Documents, PowerPoints, etc.
15:45 – Setting up Discussions (and a Question & Answer forum for your students!)

Canvas Basics, Part 3 (57 min)

Covers setting up assignments, using SpeedGrader and marking up papers, setting up Quizzes, allowing extra time and attempts

00:00 – Intro; Setting up an Assignment
18:20 – Using SpeedGrader and Marking up Papers
23:40 – Assignment Groups
26:05 – Setting up Quizzes and Tests
51:43 – Allowing Extra Attempts or Extra Time
54:13 – A couple things to read up on in Canvas Lite & Users Group (Gradebook, Inbox)