Canvas Now Available for Valencia Staff

Advisors, orientation leaders, continuing education staff and many others — the moment you’ve been waiting for is here. Canvas, Valencia’s new learning management system, which will launch for students in May 2018, is now available for staff members to explore at

Every staff member will receive one development space called a “sandbox.”

To help you get acquainted with Canvas, training is available. Please request your supervisor’s permission to participate before starting the training.

To create your Canvas training account:

  1. Log in to Atlas.
  2. On the Employees tab, click on Valencia EDGE.
  3. On the right-hand side, select the Canvas for Staff button.
  4. The new page that opens will provide Canvas training registration information and access to resources including 24/7 help options, an instructor guide and upcoming Valencia Employee Development workshops on Canvas (coming soon).

Please note that if you have a dual staff/faculty role, a link is at the very bottom of the Canvas for Staff page redirecting you to the Canvas for Faculty page for additional resources/information.

Once you register for the Canvas Training portal, you may register for a variety of one-hour webinars. They are offered Mondays through Fridays and have multiple sessions available throughout the day. To get the most out of your webinar experience, please take notes and/or screenshots to help you organize the content provided. You will need headphones or speakers to hear all webinar content.

Not sure where to start? The webinars “First Look” and “Course Basics” show you how Canvas looks and functions. To locate these webinars, click on Browse by Category and then Welcome to Canvas. The Building Blocks Series also has excellent webinars for beginners.

Canvas webinars will be available through June 2018, and you will receive professional development credit on your Valencia EDGE transcript within three weeks of webinar completion.

We know that moving to a new system can be challenging, but it also provides a great opportunity for innovation and enhancing the quality of the student experience. Please take advantage of these resources to help make your transition to Canvas as seamless as possible.

If you need additional sandboxes, please email with Canvas Sandbox Request in the subject and the name of the sandboxes needed. If you have questions, please contact

Faculty: Canvas launched for you on Friday, June 30, 2017. If you missed the announcement, click here.

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