Office of Innovations in Teaching & Learning

We provide resources and learning opportunities for 21st century faculty development

Faculty: Do you need more information about using Canvas or other teaching and learning tools?

> Search our knowledge base at We update this regularly when we notice a common question or problem arising about a tool for teaching and learning in use at the college; about important news such as when a future semester’s Canvas courses will arrive; and when CMC policies change.

We also invite all faculty and staff to check out the opportunities available in our current training schedule. Topics include the use of Canvas, Web 2.0 tools, best instructional practices for all types of class delivery, and more. Learn about other resources for professional development and teaching available to CMC faculty and staff.

Need tech support?

Please contact the CMC Information Technologies Service Desk as your first option for any technology-based questions. Call 970-947-8438 or 1-866-642-0495, toll free, or send email to

Canvas help

Please visit Instructure’s Canvas Guides first for any “how-to” type questions. You can also request help directly with Canvas by using the help link at the top right corner of the screen while logged into Canvas. This is the best way to report error messages, bugs, and other problems with Canvas courses. The Canvas Community is a great resource for all things Canvas as well–chances are, if you have a question, feature request, or Canvas concern, someone has already addressed it in the Canvas Community. For Canvas FAQs and other information that is specific to tools in use Colorado Mountain College, please visit our knowledge base.

Online forms for common Canvas requests- Please scroll down to see all of our forms

We receive a number of common requests regarding Canvas and tools that are used with Canvas courses. Please use our online forms below to submit the following requests. The links to the forms are first, followed by a description of the form and other details.

  • Current semester Canvas courses: add/remove CMC Canvas users. Or request that YOU be added to or removed from a particular Canvas course for the current semester.
    This form is for adding or removing current CMC faculty, staff, or students to Canvas courses that are associated with classes with SYN numbers that are officially being offered at CMC and listed in WebAdvisor for the Fall 2016 semester only. Want to add someone who works or studies at CMC to the Canvas course you are teaching this semester? Are you a faculty member or staffer and need to join someone else’s Canvas course? Or do you wish to remove someone from your Canvas course altogether? Use this form for any enrollment change requests for Canvas courses that are associated with specific semesters.
    To use this form, the Canvas course in question should be for a class that is listed in WebAdvisor and has a SYN number and everyone involved must be a current employee or student at CMC. No non-CMC guests.
  • Enrollments for sandbox “demo” Canvas courses.
    This form is for special courses that are not listed in WebAdvisor that are for collaboration, storage, course development, etc., that were built by hand on request for you or your group.
    Colorado Mountain College faculty and staff can use this form to file a request with the Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning to add or remove CMC Canvas users- current faculty, students, and staff- from existing Colorado Mountain College sandbox, demo, or collaborative Canvas courses online. Please use the form above for requests involving current semester-specific courses with SYN numbers that are listed in WebAdvisor.
  • Request sandbox “demo” Canvas courses.
    Need an extra course just to use for workspace, storage, practice? This is the form for you. For any faculty or staff who need a new “sandbox” or demo course in Canvas for their own use or collaboration with a group.
  • Request help with Incomplete Grades and Canvas.
    Colorado Mountain College faculty and staff can use this form to file a request with the Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning for assistance with an Incomplete grade. Since the automated Canvas archiving process will set all Colorado Mountain College Canvas courses to read-only mode 120 days after their end date, it is not possible to continue to use the same Canvas course for extended periods.

Less Common Canvas Requests

Software Licenses

More resources for innovative teaching and learning

Our Lending Library offers MP3 recorders, Flip video cameras, and other items that are available for 3 day check-out. We loan these items to faculty and staff only, not to students.

CMC has memberships that provide faculty with access to League for Innovation in the Community College, Films On Demand, Magna Commons, and other subscription online materials and resources.

Comments, Ideas?

Help us define the way we can serve you by sending us your feedback or innovative ideas. You are welcome to directly contact us for this purpose.

Suzanne Thompson, M.A.
Manager, Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Gabrielle E. Orsi, Ph.D.
Learning Management System Administrator & Faculty Trainer

Misty Thompson, M.A.
Faculty Support / Faculty Trainer