CTL Updates for January 10, 2022

Welcome Back for the Spring 2022 Semester!


CTL Appointments: The CTL is available for virtual appointments. Please email us at ctl@morainevalley.edu to schedule a meeting.  Please let us know the nature of your request and your availability. We will follow-up with a meeting invitation.

Tip of the Week

5 essential tasks to have your Canvas class ready for the start of the term:

  1. Import course materials, if needed. 
  2. Make sure you add an announcement or welcome message to introduce yourself and inform your students on how Canvas will be used in your course.
  3. Upload your syllabus.
  4. Update your assignments/due dates.
  5. Remember to publish your Canvas course and introductory modules.  Note, if you want to make your course available before the official start date, please update the course start date on the course settings page.

Professional Development This Week

  • 1/13 at 4:15pm, Is Your Canvas Course Ready for the Start of the Term? (In-service webinar offering)

See the Training Opportunities & Proposals page for instructions on how to search and register for workshops.

On-Demand Training 

Go2Knowledge has a variety of on-demand and live professional development opportunities. Check out topics related to starting the school year:

Create an account using your Moraine Valley email address. Visit the CTL’s webinar providers for guides to help sign-up.


You can manage which conferencing system you wish to have in your course in Canvas by managing your navigation menu.  You can select between Webex, BigBlueButton, or Zoom simply by selecting which, if any, to leave in your active navigation. Here is a link on how to manage your course navigation links in Canvas.


Zoom licenses for the 21-22 academic year are available. You may have already contacted the help desk and started using Zoom outside of Canvas.  A Zoom integration in Canvas is available for Spring 2022. If you are not currently using a Moraine Valley Zoom license but would like to, please contact the Help Desk to request an account. 
Zoom Education provides webinars on using Zoom regularly and you can find these by following the “Zoom’s webinar and events page” link in the ITConnect Zoom knowledge base article.
The Knowledge base article in IT connect also has a link to Using Zoom in Canvas. We recommend you watch this video when planning to use Zoom integrated into Canvas.


The College provides Webex for use by all faculty and staff.  Users must first request an account through the Help Desk if they are planning to host meetings.  Multiple resources have been prepared to assist in training users.

Please note, when importing a previous course that had Webex events added, old events will copy to your new class calendar. To avoid this issue, when importing your class, please choose the option to select specific content then uncheck calendar events.

Helpful Resources