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Canvas Help

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Canvas is the official learning management system used at UCC. It is used to deliver the online courses and can also be used to supplement the classroom.

Supplementing your Face-to-Face Course with Canvas

Follow the steps below to learn how to supplement your face-to-face course using the Canvas learning management system.

Accessing Canvas:

From the umpqua.edu website, click on the UCCOnline link at the top of the page.  Click on Canvas Login.  Your initial login is your 800# and your 8-digit (mmddyyyy) birthdate as your password.  Update your password following these instructions

  1. Navigating the Canvas Interface
  2. Recommended Course Settings
  3. Changing the Course Navigation Menu
  4. Adding a Course Syllabus
  5. Adding Assignments to the Grade Book (All Canvas Assignments will be automatically linked to Grade Book and Syllabus) 
  6. Entering Grades
  7. Posting Announcements
  8. Make your Course Available to Students

Teaching Fully Online or Hybrid Course

Look for the All 'Bout Canvas online training (within Canvas) or schedule an in person appointment with UCCOnline at 541-440-7685 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, you can also access the Canvas guides directly using the links below.

Canvas Instructor Guide
Canvas Video Guide

Common tasks for all UCC instructors.

Accessibility in Online Courses

Did you know approximately 20% live with a disability? At some point you will be interacting with a student (or a colleague) that has a disability. UCC is committed to accessibility for our students and here are some things you can do right now!

  • Complete the Accessibility at UCC training online or in a classroom session.
    • Check your Canvas courses to start the online training version of Accessibility at UCC. Contact UCCOnline if you don't see the course or if you need help logging into Canvas.
    • Classroom training sessions can be scheduled for your department. Contact Danielle Haskett for more information.
  • Are you using videos in your class? Every video must be correctly captioned. We have captioning services available with a 48 hour turnaround. Contact UCCOnline to get your captioning started today.

  • Review the Accessibility Checklist for online classes and files.

  • Interested in participating in our ALLY pilot? ALLY is software built into your Canvas course that lets you see an accessibility score and provides tips to improve it. We are looking for instructors that are willing to give feedback on the this tool. Contact UCCOnline for more information.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open educational resources are materials that are available online for anyone to use. "Open" means the creator has chosen to grant certain uses to anyone, such as distribute and remix their work for free, as long as you credit them for the original work.

UCC Library has a webpage (Links to an external site.) to get you started!

Online Course Development

Talk to your department chair if you are interested in developing an online course.

You will need to complete the Online Development Course form to request approval.

Student EngagementStudent Engagement Tools

Bb Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra allows you to create virtual classrooms and group spaces to provide effective teaching and learning experiences for your online or supplemented class. It is conveniently integrated into Canvas and it can be used without Canvas. Here are some of the common uses:

Deliver a virtual live class session

Record your classroom lecture

Conduct virtual office hours

Deliver test reviews

Application and desktop sharing

Provide a space for student group project collaboration

Other features include: Polling, Breakout rooms, Interactive Whiteboard

Ultra Overview Tour

Click image below or Ultra Overview Tour


Upcoming webinars:
Collaborate and the Flipped Classroom

April 18, 2017, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
April 21, 2017, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

SAS Back End Functional Overview For College Admins
May 18, 2017, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
May 19 2017, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m

Tutorials to Get You Started:

Get Started (for Moderators/Instructors)

Help and Support

  • IMPORTANT: Use Chrome browser

  • Call Bb Collaborate Ultra Support 1 (877) 382-2293

Films on Demand

fodlogo.jpgThis video library of over 23,000 high quality educational videos are available to instructors and students. Videos can be shown in your classroom or embedded in your Canvas course. Browse the video collection and learn something new today!

Access Films on Demand on Campus

Note: When accessing Films on Demand off campus you will be asked to enter your ID and self-service password.

More information on search tips, custom segments, creating playlists and more can be found at  Getting Started for Educators


icon-turnitin.jpgLearn more how Turnitin is more than a plagiarsm tool.

This tool is available to all instructors to use. It is integrated into Canvas and ready to use for all instructors.

Contact UCCOnline for more information.

Digital Badges

You might be wondering what is a digital badge in Canvas?

A digital badge is a token that can be awarded by an instructor to recognize a particular achievement. They are often used to recognize a competency or skill, a character quality, or completion of a task. Badging is used to motivate learning and acknowledge achievement. Badges in Canvas appear as icons on the participants profile.

Are you showing your badges?

Learn more about badges you can earn from UCCOnline.

Contact UCCOnline to find out how you can create and award badges for your students.

Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

UCCOnline Trainings

Here is a list of some of the workshops offered at UCCOnline.
IMG 7037Call to schedule a personalized training or see the calendar for upcoming workshops. 
  • Publish Your Syllabus in Canvas

  • Set up Your Gradebook

  • Creating Rubrics in Canvas

  • Course Analytics

  • Record your screen or powerpoint

  • Virtual Office Hours

  • Badging

  • Films on Demand

  • Understanding How Dates Work in Canvas

Quality Matters (QM) Training

Quality Matters (QM)Training is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.

Contact UCCOnline if you are interested in taking one of the online courses. View the course descriptions.

We recommend the IYOC workshop (Improving your Online Course). The duration is 2 weeks, and QM suggests that participants set aside 8-10 hours per week for the workshop. The workshop is designed for instructors who have taught online. You will need to have a course to work with during the workshop.

Explore Virtual Professional Development Opportunities

There are many ways to learn and develop our professional growth. We recommend looking at some of these:

  • Enroll in a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
    • Take a MOOC at the Canvas Network.. At the website, be sure to scroll down to see the course catalog.

  • Watch a Webinar - visit these archived webinars

  • Join the Canvas Community