Canvas Resources & Help
Getting Started with Canvas at SAC
Canvas Online Training
SAC provides Canvas Training for students. All students are enrolled in an online training workshop
SAC Student Canvas Training. Students will see this workshop on their Dashboard.
SAC Student Canvas Training workshop is an optional, self-paced workshop designed to teach students the technical skills needed to successfully complete a course using Canvas.
SAC Student Canvas Training workshop is required, will impact or affect a student's grades or GPA, and will not appear on any transcript
Student Quest for Online Success
Students are more successful in their online courses when they are prepared!
This orientation will evaluate student strengths and weaknesses as well as identify the expectations of an online class. Students will Interpret learning styles, determine the best way to utilize the materials in an online class, and develop skills and tools to be an effective learner in an online class.
NOTE: Your instructor might require you to complete this orientation prior to your online course.
Student Canvas Training
Welcome to the SAC Student Canvas Training Workshop! This is a self-paced, training workshop. There are two levels of training provided: Novice - intended first time Canvas users and students taking traditional face-to-face courses, will cover the basics of Canvas, and Advanced - intended for more experienced Canvas users and students taking hybrid and/or online courses. An electronic certificate will be awarded for each level of training completed.
This is NOT a required course. This workshop is to teach students the necessary skills to complete a course using Canvas, and there is no "official" grade associated with the workshop. This course is not required, and will not affect student grades or GPAs. This course will not appear on your transcript.
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|Canvas Q&A||Have a specific question about Canvas? Need to know how to complete an assignment, discussion or quiz in Canvas? Get your specific Canvas questions answered live!
This is not a training, and is not required. It's just an opportunity to get your Canvas questions answered.
If you have questions outside the times listed, please use the General Course Questions Discussion in the SAC Student Canvas Training Workshop, message Tammy through the Canvas Inbox, or Email DistanceEd@sac.edu for assistance.
SAC Distance Education periodically offers Student Canvas Training workshops through out the semester. Workshop dates, times, and locations will be posted to the
SAC Distance Education Website in the Student Resources section.
NOTE: Please be on time for the workshops. The workshops will be locked after 10 minutes they start.
Canvas is designed for maximum compatibility with minimal requirements. However, there are a few minimum technical requirements. For more information, visit
What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
For optimal functionality, SAC recommends using only Firefox or Chrome as the browser for Canvas. IE and Edge
DO NOT work consistently with all Canvas features and functions.
Student Help Desk
Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Monday–Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)
Closed Friday, Saturday, & Sunday