Online Trainings

All new students are registered into a “JCPH Student Training” course in Canvas upon admission. This course contains required training components: “Foundations” and “Orientation to Online Courses.” In addition, fully online students are provided program-specific guidance the week leading up to their first class in an “Online Programs Orientation.”

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 to see your available courses.  Then, select the “JCPH Student Training” course.  Click on “Modules” in the course navigation to display its training content.

Both the “Foundations” training material and the “Orientation to Online Courses” are available to you right away.  

  • Foundations: In this training you’ll set up your preferences in Canvas, the online course management system through which our online courses are delivered, and review essentials about academic writing, among other topics.  The Foundations training takes about 1 hour to complete.
  • Orientation to Online Courses: In this Orientation you’ll view a tour of a typical online course, participate in online discussions, and learn about the policies and procedures common to our online courses. Since courses in these programs share a common structure, the familiarity you acquire here with course layout and tools will apply with each online course you take. The Orientation takes about 2 hours to complete.
  • Online Programs Orientation: For students in fully online programs, there will be content to complete in the week leading up to your first online course. Please see Academic Calendar for details.