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CVC-OEI: California Virtual Campus/Online Education Initiative

What is the Online Education Initiative?

“The Online Education Initiative (OEI) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses” (

Why is this connection important?

111 of California’s Community Colleges have adopted or are in the process of adopting Canvas. The OEI provides students with opportunities to complete academic goals through its Course Exchange (in Canvas) and supports each campus with tools and resources related to Canvas, course design and more.

How do you learn more about OEI and Canvas?

Watch the video below and then select the links to find additional information about OEI, Canvas and more.


OEI homepage


Video about OEI and Canvas:

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