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New Learning Management System

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In the fall of 2015 College of the Desert made the decision to begin using a new Learning Management System (LMS). The decision was not made lightly and was made with the students' best interests in mind. The new LMS is called CANVAS and starting with the summer 2016 term was the system COD began using for course delivery.

At COD we recognize that making a change like this can be a challenge, and we want to ensure that students have the tools needed to be ready to use CANVAS. Students will need to be proactive, as well, to understand the basics of the system before they begin their first classes this year. And the information you need to get started is all here!

Welcome to CANVAS! (video)

Welcome to Canvas video 

CANVAS Demo Course

Ready to jump in and check out CANVAS? Explore COD's demo course in CANVAS​.

Canvas Demo Course Video 

CANVAS Student Orientation--self-paced cours​e

CANVAS Student Orientation

More Tips on Using CANVAS

Students will be given access to CANVAS once the spring semester at COD is complete. But here are some great tips to help you make the most of your CANVAS experience. PDF of Canvas Tips for StudentsCanvas Tips for Students

On the next page, you will find more CANVAS resources that will help you learn to use the CANVAS system and we invite you to explore them all so that you are prepared for this change starting in June 2016.