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What is Canvas?

Canvas is an Internet-based program, called a Learning Management System, that holds online materials and activities for Peralta classes. Instructors set up Canvas courses (like a virtual classroom) for classes that they teach, and then students log in to access the Canvas course. Some Canvas courses have lots of materials and activities, some don’t.  Canvas courses can be used for online and hybrid classes, but many instructors use them for face-to-face classes also.

Why use Canvas?

If you enroll in an online or hybrid course that is taught in Canvas, you will need to use Canvas to participate in the course. If you enroll in a face-to-face course, your instructor will let you know if your class will use Canvas.

  • Distance Education

    Monday 18 October 2021
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  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.