JCPH Canvas Onboarding

All students taking their first course in JCPH are registered for the required training in Canvas ( called “JCPH Canvas Onboarding.” Canvas is the web-based platform through which our online course materials are delivered. 

Purpose: This training introduces students to the Canvas online learning experience at JCPH. Whether our courses are delivered online, virtually, hybrid, or in-person, they all feature online learning components provided on Canvas. The JCPH Canvas Onboarding consists of two modules: Canvas Essentials and Online Learning at JCPH.

Navigation & Access: The JCPH Canvas Onboarding is available on-demand, 24/7, and can be completed within 3 hours. It does not need to be completed in one session.

  • We recommend that you confirm your access to the Canvas site as soon as possible. Contact our Educational Technology support if you encounter problems. 
  • Once logged into your Canvas homepage, click the textbook icon on the left to display your enrolled courses (screenshot below).
  • Then, select the “JCPH Canvas Onboarding” course. (The course may not be available in Canvas until after the a student registers for their first course, and within 6 weeks  from the start of the trimester.)
  • Click on “Modules” in the course navigation to display the training content.

Module 1: Canvas Essentials – In this module, you will learn how to configure your Canvas preferences, navigate Canvas, and use essential learning tools provided for you on a Canvas course site.

Module 2: Online Learning at JCPH – Whether you are taking a completely online asynchronous, virtual synchronous, hybrid, or in-person course at JCPH, you will utilize Canvas resources of various kinds. This module takes you through the structure of a standard online course, introducing you to frequently encountered online components such as: discussion forums, assignment dropboxes, tools for academic writing, and specialized tools for online research, among other resources.