Instructional Continuity at PVCC

Continuity of Instruction

Because PVC has had a long history of training and quality control for distance learning, the CTL team is well prepared and ready to support all faculty, staff and students over the next several weeks. We will continue to offer small group Canvas Basic and Advance training. The CTL staff will also be available by phone, email, open labs, and one-on-one assistance.

First, make sure you are only using district approved technologies and resources. We want to make sure we are protecting our students and employees’ data and privacy. Also, the CTL support staff can only support district-approved technologies. Please contact the CTL if you have any questions.

Videos and Training Support

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FAQ's and Resources

Employee Engagement Canvas Site
Google FAQ

Be Ready When Systems Come Back On

Training Resources/Handouts

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Questions and Comments regarding Canvas/Multimedia: Sam Fraulino

CTLEE Office Hours

Spring/Summer Staff Hours: Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm
Instructional Workshop

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Instructional Support Team

CTL Staff and additional Faculty Team support are listed below: All can help answer basic questions and are tech savvy.

Sam Fraulino (
Sofia Pijanowski (
Lynn McClelland (
Michaelle Shadburne(
Casey Durandet (
Jennifer Henderson (
David Dwork (
Doss Powell (
Tricia Montgomery (
Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton (

FAQs and How To Guides

Location: Q Building
Phone: 602-787-6697

In this time of uncertainty, remember stress is a normal part of the process. Students are likely to share similar concerns that you may have as their instructor during these times of uncertainty. Acknowledge that this is new to you and everyone may be experiencing some anxieties with this transition. However, you are there to support them with this new format, and that you care about their wellbeing and learning. Please know that your health and safety and those of our staff are of utmost importance to us. If there is anything we can do to accommodate you and to make your experience safer, please do not hesitate to let us know.

New Canvas Gradebook- Quick Reference Guide/ Videos

How the CTLEE staff will support you:
Here are the most basic resources you might need to get started with putting resources online for your students.

Getting Started with Canvas (in 10 steps)

This document is a quick reference guide that may be used to help instructors get started with Canvas. For additional Canvas guides, review The Canvas Guides website: OR feel free to visit our CTL.

Embedding a video into Canvas:

How do I upload and embed a media file from my computer in Canvas' New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?
How do I upload and embed media from an external source in Canvas' New Rich Content Editor?
How do I embed media files from Canvas into the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

Canvas Virtual Conferences

If you are delivering your courses via Canvas, you can use Canvas Conferences (Big Blue Button). With this tool, everything is within Canvas. It is easy for you and your students to use and you can record your sessions, however the sessions are only kept for 2 weeks and then they are deleted. According to Instructure , "Conferences are primarily used for virtual lectures, virtual office hours, and student groups. They can also be used to demonstrate technologies or troubleshoot technology issues online. Conferences can accommodate as many users as needed, though the recommended guideline is a limit of 100 users. Currently, Canvas integrates with BigBlueButton." You can use Canvas Conferences to:

  1. Connect with your students for online office hours or study sessions designed to help them prepare for a test.

  2. Connect with your colleagues for professional development webinars.

  3. Practice presenting online. Students can set up practice presentations in their student Groups.

  4. Invite special guests to your classroom by adding them as a student or observer to your course.

  5. Broadcast a live event or lecture to the students that can't be onsite.

  6. Record your conferences so students can view them at a later date. Note: Recordings are automatically deleted 14 days after the conference ends.

Exam Proctoring

Respondus® LockDown Browser + Monitor is a set of software tools that promote academic honesty when taking online tests via a LMS such as Instructure Canvas. Respondus Lockdown Browser + Monitor In Canvas

Library Services

We have created a libguide (available on our homepage) that we will update regularly to reflect changing hours or services and/or needs from our community. It's a work in progress so bear with us as we continue to make changes. Below is information to assist you, but let me know if there is something that we have not yet addressed.

Research Assistance:
We continue to provide 24/7 research assistance via our ASK-a-Librarian chat service. Students can get help from home anytime of day. As we remain open, students can call us at 602-787-7215 for help. Our many electronic resources are available via our homepage.


Copyright and fair use rules allow for extreme circumstances like this in order to accommodate the needs of students. Therefore, if you need to make chapters of your textbook available to your students, fill out this form, and we'll email chapters to you to share within Canvas. (In this way, only your students will be able to access and use those textbooks.)

Anatomical models/Resources for STEM:

JOVE is offering to provide all of their education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.This includes video which animates anatomical models.

We also intend to photograph many of the most popular anatomical models, so interested instructors may embed them in their Canvas courses. (Email me directly if you are interested in these photos.) Streaming video services (to enhance course content)

Films on Demand
Alexander Street

Cengage Higher Ed:

Cengage and Wiley, are providing free access to all Cengage Unlimited textbooks. Follow the links below to contact Cengage OR Wiley to get assistance.

Cengage Higher Ed: A resource page has been established which will help you locate your Cengage representative to enable the following resources:

Free Access to Unlimited: We will be providing free access to our entire catalog - all of our online learning platforms and eBooks - through Cengage Unlimited, through end of term, to any student in any class at any US college that has been impacted by COVID-19.

Support Transition to Online:We will complement that offering with services and resources to back up educators as they change the way they teach.

Free Access to eBooks: As part of our mission to help as many students as we can, we are also participating in free eBook access programs being offered by our partners VitalSource and RedShelf.

Wiley: Beginning today, instructors without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta or zyBooks, can receive free access for their students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term. Instructors teaching at impacted institutions can request access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta here; instructors looking for zyBooks access can apply here. For current WileyPLUS and Knewton Alta instructors, Customer Success Specialists are equipped to provide additional support, including extension of due dates, adjusting assignments or increasing the capacity to work remotely. Wiley is also partnering with organizations, like VitalSource, to offer free etexts to students whose classes have move online.

RedShelf is Follett’s digital book provider and they have partnered with over 30 publishers to offer free digital books for students. Please use this link for students to access free ebooks here.