Campus Continuity

Keep Teaching – Continue Serving

In the case of an emergency, Oxnard College may aim to provide instructional and student service continuity by offering temporary, remote instruction and student service provisions for our students, faculty, and staff.  The following information has been provided to assist with the transition of moving instruction and student service activities to maintain campus continuity.

Stay Informed:

Please visit the VCCCD Alerts page to stay up-to-date on most current information for Ventura County. You will also receive regular updates to your emails. Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to your supervisor.

Resources & Tools 

Direct Login to Canvas

For instant access to the VCCCD Canvas login page, go to: We recommend providing this direct link to students, staff, and faculty when communicating with them about online learning and instruction.

Suggested Mobile Apps

We are recommending all faculty, staff, and students download the free Canvas (Student or Teacher) mobile apps, as well as Zoom (ConferZoom account works on Zoom mobile app).

Virtual Training Sessions 

From the training sessions this week: 

Student Canvas Training Recorded

These links from the California Virtual Campus may help with your new Online Success

Student Canvas Training

Common Areas to Look in Canvas 

How to Use Ally as a Student

How to Use ConferZoom as a Student

Faculty Training Recorded

For a list of training from the State California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative

Training Videos by Laura on YouTube are also found in the OC DE Faculty Hub with more content. 

Canvas Video Resources

Faculty Confer Zoom Training - Laura Gentry

ConferZoom Tutorial by Rena Petrello

Canvas Basics I Training by Tracie Boskett

Canvas Basics II Training by Michael Ashton


State Resources and Training Recorded and Live Support During Spring Break


For archived training from (you'll find it under the heading Instructional, Student Services, and Shared College Resources). Please make use of the archive as you see fit.
For more webinars and faculty support instructional design hours, please go to and search the Event Calendar. If you have any questions or feedback, please send it to


Virtual Zoom Drop in Hours

Do you have instructors struggling to make the transition to temporary remote teaching? Do your faculty have questions about using Canvas or Zoom? Could they use some help redesigning their classroom practices for online delivery? Are YOU struggling to provide all of the support your faculty need for temporary remote or online teaching at this critical time? Our Instructional Design Team is here to help! Helen Graves, Cheryl Chapman, and Shawn Valcárcel are holding online "office hours" throughout the week. Instructors can use the Zoom link during the following hours to drop in and get answers to their questions 

State Instructional Design Team Drop-In Hours:

Friday, April 3

9AM– 10AM - Teaching Public Speaking in an Online Environment - Registration

10AM – 11AM - Science Laboratory Modifications for Online Environments - Registration

11AM – 12PM - Performance Laboratory Modifications for Online Environments - Registration

1PM – 2PM - Traditional Trade Laboratory Modifications for Online Environments - Registration

2PM - 3PM - Child Development/Early Childhood Education in an Online Environment - Registration


Make an Individual Appointment:

Laura Gentry 805-678-5302


Keep Teaching – Continue Serving: Self-Paced Training

This self-paced training in Canvas is curated for all VCCCD faculty and staff looking for step-by-step guides on basic Canvas tools, ConferZoom, Lecture Capture, ADA Compliance, Library Resources, Student Services tools, and more! It will also be updated as more materials (e.g templates and samples are developed). To access this training course, follow the link for Keep Teaching – Continue Serving: Remote Tools for Faculty and Staff and select the Enroll in Course button. To share this resource with other VCCCD members, provide this direct URL:

OC DE Faculty Hub: Canvas Resource

This Canvas-based resource is for distance education faculty and others looking for a deeper dive into online teaching best practices and tools specific to Ventura College. It is also a place where we communicate and discuss all things online teaching and learning. To join this resource, select the following link for OC DE Faculty Hub and Enroll. To share this resource with other OC members, provide this URL:

Canvas Guides

Vision Resource Center

The CCC System provides free access to learning resources, including Learning, for all employees through the Vision Resource Center. To access these valuable resources, follow these directions:

  • Navigate to the Vision Resource Center
    • If you do not have an account, select Register and provide your official email.
    • If you do, go to Login and select General User Login OR go to this direct login link.
  • Once you’re in, select the Learn button in the middle of the page and search or browse for trainings.

VCCCD Peer Networks

Sharing resources among your departments is highly encouraged. For faculty or staff willing to serve as peer support, or please contact your Dean so the Distance Education Team can contact you. Here are some examples of some great resources developed by your colleagues:


Contacts for Support:

24/7 Days, Evenings and Weekends Canvas Tech Support: (844) 603-4262​

Laura Gentry (805) 678-5302