Use Canvas Now

  1. If you are teaching a course in spring 2016, your course shell is ready!
  2. Log in to Canvas with your Cabrillo username and password at

Can I migrate my course myself?

Yes, but we migrated all Blackboard courses from summer 2015 and fall 2015 terms.


Use the Is My Canvas Course Ready? CHECKLIST before you publish your course.

What if I last taught in Blackboard spring 2016 or earlier?
Just contact the TLC to get assistance with importing your content. But better yet, look at it as an opportunity to start fresh and design your course in alignment with best practices outlined by the Chancellor's Office. Use the online course design rubric.

Publisher Content

If you are using content provided by a publisher, please work with TLC staff to verify your test bank, sync options, etc. are working properly prior to the start of the semester. You will also want to notify your publisher rep you will be using Canvas so their tech support can provide help with instructor and student questions.

New Student Resources

  • As a pilot college in the Online Education Initiative, the online tutoring service, NetTutor, is available for students in Cabrillo online courses offered in Canvas. The Online Tutoring Handbook [pdf] provides faculty various template instructions to copy/paste into their course and course syllabus.
    California Community Colleges, Online Education Initiative, Access | Quality | Completion
  • Faculty can provide students a readiness module for online learning now. Quest The assessment helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses—and the obstacles they will need to overcome as an online learner. For example, how to get tech ready, time management, communication skills, and what online learning is like.

    Quest for Online Success (SP16) — Cabrillo College

    Quest Pathways: New Online Students, Experienced Online Students

Canvas Guides

Canvas Resources


Go to Best Practices for Imported Content