Information for Instructors

Instructional Resources

Canvas Resources for Instructors
Here is a good starting place to navigate Canvas tutorials and guides.

Faculty Workshops
COL offers a variety of workshops on Canvas. Whether you are new to teaching online or brushing up on new features, COL has a workshop for you. Check for upcoming workshops by viewing COL events on Involved.

Here are a few of the workshops we offer:

  • Getting Started with Canvas
  • All About Quizzes in Canvas
  • Videoconferencing in Canvas
  • Managing Your Gradebook in Canvas
  • Copying/Sharing Content in Canvas and Canvas Commons
  • Remote Proctoring with Honorlock
  • Accessibility and Ally

Faculty Certification Course for Online Teaching
Instructors who teach fully online courses must complete a certification course in Canvas. Contact COL if you are interested in certification or click here to self-enroll now! Click here to self-enroll now!

Canvas FAQ for Instructors

Every course at HCCC has a Canvas site.

When you log in to Canvas, courses for which you are currently the instructor will appear on your Dashboard. To view courses from previous terms click the Courses icon which is right under the Dashboard icon on the green vertical Canvas bar; a fly-out list of current courses will appear – scroll down the list and click on the All Courses link.

Students can only see a course after it is published. For fully online courses, this is usually one week before the course starts. Online faculty have access to the contents of their fully online and hybrid courses in Canvas two weeks prior to the course start date.

Fully online and hybrid courses are preloaded into Canvas by COL every semester. Faculty are responsible for reviewing the content before the course starts. Remote and face-to-face courses are not preloaded and must be set up by the instructor. The Center for Online Learning has created a Canvas course template that you can use for your remote (or face-to-face) course! View details here...

Canvas provides 24/7 live support to all HCCC faculty via phone by calling (833) 685-8350. You can also email the Center for Online Learning at COLFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.%C2%A0For login issues, contact Information Technology Services at itshelpFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Yes there is! For more information and download instructions, go to the Canvas Mobile Guide.

Instructors teaching a remote course are encouraged to review the recommendations and resources in this document to help create an ideal online atmosphere conducive to learning.

The Center for Online Learning has created a Canvas course template that you can use for your remote (or face-to-face) course! View details here...

To become familiar with Webex, view the following presentation: Orientation to Webex (The Canvas Webex plugin is covered starting at 40:18.)

For additional Webex information go to Webex and ITV Resources.

Contact Information

Center for Online Learning
71 Sip Ave., L612
Jersey City, NJ 07306


(201) 360-4038