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CanvasCanvas at Mt. SAC

Canvas is Mt. SAC's new Learning Management System. It can be used to support face-to-face courses or for hybrid and online teaching needs. It is not just for online courses! Canvas was selected as part of the statewide Online Education Initiative (OEI). Read more about that here. 

Stay up to date on Canvas with the Faculty Center online!

Professors, please join the Mt. SAC Canvas Faculty Center online. This online faculty center in Canvas is designed to keep you updated about changes to Canvas functionality, training and workshop opportunities, and it provides links and useful information for common tasks in Canvas.

Click here to fnd out more about resources to help you learn how to use Canvas, including how to migrate any course content you plan to use in Canvas and back-up your grades from past classes in Moodlerooms before our Moodlerooms account closes at the end of June.


Canvas SandboxHow Do I Get a Canvas Account? (Hint: You already have one!)

Every Mt. SAC  faculty member can use Canvas. Really. Everyone. We do not require specific training  or a test of proficiency to gain entry. Every professor is given several sandboxes (course shells with no enrollment) to ease the migration of Moodlerooms content and the development of new courses. 

Are you in a non-faculty role or are you a faculty member who needs additional sandbox space? Make requests to the IT help desk (helpdeskAT_mtsac.edu or x4357).


Go to the portal and click on the eLearning Resources tab, then click "Sign in to Mt. SAC Canvas". You will then be taken into Canvas where you will be able to access your sandbox courses. Don't see a sandbox? Contact IT to get one set up.

What's a sandbox? Glad you asked!

sandbox A sandbox is a course with no enrollment where you have creative freedom to learn how Canvas works and try out different tools and features. It's the perfect place to play around in Canvas without having to worry about breaking anything! Faculty members start with one sandbox. 
For additional sandboxes, contact IT Help Desk (helpdeskAT_mtsac.edu, x4357, or submit helpdesk ticket via the portal)


Canvas is the only LMS at Mt. SAC starting in Summer 2017. If a professor wishes to use it, they must make the course visible in the course settings in order for students to be able to see it. 

      • How do I access my courses in Canvas?

        Canvas is accessed through the eLearning Resources tab in the portal. Faculty and students can gain entry to Canvas here, or type in mtsac.instructure.com. Canvas at Mt. SAC does require each user to authenticate their identity by logging in using portal credentials.

      • Help Students Find Their Courses!

        For Spring 2017 courses will be pushed to both Canvas and Moodlerooms, so to help students, please indicate clearly in any pre-course announcements and in your syllabus which LMS you are using.

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