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Instructional Innovation Center (IIC)

Pardon Our Dust - IIC is busy preparing our new homesite.  Please visit this page regularly for up to date information.  Thank you for your patience!!!

System Requirements

Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. Which browsers does Canvas support? 

What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?  

Twinned Pages Resources

Updated Semester Information

End of Term and Between Terms Action Items
Clue: Canvas can be a BIG help!

Respondus Lockdown Browser Fall 2020 Updates

We have instructions on how to make Respondus work.  Since the steps are varied by machine, please check the following links for the instructions that are appropriate for you.

Respondus LDB and Monitor for Faculty  

Respondus LDB for Student-owned PC, Mac and iPad 

Respondus LDB & Monitor - Using Virtual Desktop

Respondus Lockdown Browser for ALL Chromebooks 

Attention: For a list of recent Canvas training recordings, please click this Academic Continuity link.

Instructional Innovation Center Hours of Operation

Your Canvas Support Resource Center

Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

(714) 432-6888

Closed Saturday - Sunday


TechSmith Knowmia is an easy way to create and maintain videos for online and classroom learning.

For training on Techsmith and other software visit IIC Training.

Visit Techsmith for free instructional videos.

Access Techsmith Knowmia at <> and use your Coast District login credentials. Visit the Coast District portal for more software deals.

Timely Documents

Term Change Checklist (G-Docs)

New Semester Canvas Tips

Canvas Alternate Email Login Instructions VIP - create an alternate Canvas login

Forwarding Student eMail

How to Enter Grades _ LDA in MyCoast

Introduction to Canvas

 Canvas Logo

The following video, gives you an overview of all the components in the Canvas interface.
To view subtitles for this video, click the CC button in the tool bar and select a language.
Learn from and share ideas with other Canvas users.

View the script for this video.

How-to documents to get started in Canvas from Canvas Guides  

Additional Canvas Training Resources:

Plagiarism Checker Set-up

Setting up Turnitin in Canvas.pdf

Find hundreds of Canvas how-to videos on Vimeo.

Canvas Checklist

Publish or Perish!!

You must publish your course before students can access it, BUT before you do, here are 4 Canvas tools to check your course for issues.

  1. Check for broken course links.
  2. Check Student View to ensure that students can access the content.
  3. Run the Accessibility Checker from your course menu and correct any errors.
  4. Check the view on a:
Don't forget to publish your course when you are ready!

Dashboard Blues?

Seeing too many courses on your dashboard? Do you have courses missing?  

Here's how to sort things out:

Canvas Training Is Ongoing

Training for all staff will continue throughout the next few academic years. We would like to help all faculty discover ways to enrich their courses with Canvas.  Sign-up for Training Now!


Canvas help is always available: Submit an  IIC help desk ticket for Canvas support.

How do I get started in Canvas?!?   

Login to Canvas:

System Requirements

Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. Which browsers does Canvas support? 

What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?     

Personal Learning Network

Add these resources to your professional development tools:

For Canvas:

Get help captioning your audio and video content: