Students: Login using your MyCOD.us credentials or login to https://mycod.us and select the "BlackBoard" single-sign-on link from Launch Pad.
Faculty: Login using your network (email user name and password) credentials.
Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
Are you ready for CANVAS? As you already know, summer school courses will be taught using a new learning management system called CANVAS. We want to make sure you are ready to use CANVAS if your instructors require you to access course materials or post assignments online!
CANVAS is now live and when you log into your MyCod account, you will see the CANVAS logo.
To learn more about CANVAS, you can access the Welcome to CANVAS! and CANVAS Resources pages. On these pages you will find videos, links to help guides, and specific details about how CANVAS functions. It has some great features that you will really enjoy using, including the ability to set up notifications to go to an email of your choice or even via text to your phone! From these pages, you can also explore a demo course and learn how CANVAS functions.
If you need help or have questions about how CANVAS works, there are resources to help you. You can get help during the following times:
Safe Assign is currently experiencing delays in processing reports because of the high volume of submissions as the semester comes to a close. Reports may take several hours to process. Please be patient and know that your submission will be processed. Faculty are aware of this issue as well.
In the fall of 2015 College of the Desert made the decision to begin using a new Learning Management System (LMS) in place of Blackboard. The decision was not made lightly and was made with the students' best interests in mind. The new LMS is called CANVAS and will be used exclusively for courses starting with the summer 2016 term.
At COD we recognize that making a change like this can be a challenge, and we want to ensure that students have the tools needed to be ready to use CANVAS. Students will need to be proactive, as well, to understand the basics of the system before they begin their first classes this summer or fall. All of the information you need to get started can be found at the Welcome to CANVAS! page, and you will also see links to this information from the Student Services website and MyCOD Portal when you log in.
We encourage you to explore CANVAS over the next few weeks and come to the Cravens Student Center Information Desk Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 PM if you have questions about CANVAS or need help exploring this new learning management system.
For 24/7 help with Blackboard contact Blackboard Tech Support at 1-866-321-7159.