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Faculty Support

Faculty Support for Ed Tech & Online Learning

We support all faculty in their use of educational technology and online learning. Our offices in Prescott and Verde Valley have space to learn in, with helpful staff to assist you. 

On-Demand Support

Please contact helpdesk@yc.edu or 928-776-2168 for immediate help with online learning issues or other technical problems.

Training and Professional Development

For online teaching and learning assistance and training, contact tels@yc.edu call 928-771-6120 or make an online appointment with staff.

We provide short courses, regular events and activities to support teaching and learning. Visit our Professional Development page to learn more.

Lunch & Learn events

See our regular mid-day Training events schedule.


Ed Tech Resources

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Canvas LMS

Canvas is the college's Learning Management System (LMS). 

To enter Canvas, first log in to the myYC Portal then:

1. Select the "Canvas" quicklink.


2.Select the "My Courses" tile, select your course and select "...Canvas Homepage".

YC Canvas help page

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Zoom is a video conferencing tool available to all teachers and staff. Create online meetings for classes and more.

Learn how to use Zoom

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Panopto allows you and your students to create videos for your course or other purposes. 

  • Upload any video to Panopto
  • Add gradable quizzes to videos

All your zoom recordings are stored in our Panopto server and available in Canvas.

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Turnitin is the plagiarism detection tool available to all faculty in Canvas.

Turnitin has AI writing detection as of April 4, 2023. To learn more about our new AI writing detection technology, view the two documents here:

Respondus Lockdown Browser for Online Proctoring

The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system. Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. 

NEWS: Respondus now works with Chromebooks. When you enable the LockDown Browser in Canvas, you will find the box to allow Chromebooks under the Advanced options.

Instructor Live Proctoring: LockDown Browser can be used with a video conferencing system like Zoom. The new option is intended for online exams taken remotely. While LockDown Browser prevents cheating on the computer itself, the instructor watches students via live video. It is recommended for small, synchronous classes where instructors can effectively manage and observe students during the exam.
How to use Live Proctoring in Respondus.

Instructor Resources


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Grammarly is a spelling and grammar checker and more. It is available to all students, staff and faculty.

Learn how to get started with Grammarly

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Harmonize is an app in Canvas that is an alternative to Canvas discussion boards. Of its many features, you may appreciate activity tracking, integrated Turnitin plagiarism detection, and the ability to have multiple due dates.

NEW Auto-grading feature in Harmonize

Harmonize overview video

Harmonize knowledge base

Media Streaming and Conversion

The Panopto system allows online video and audio to be delivered efficiently to online learners. TeLS can help you stream your course content, as well as prepare all sorts of media for online or traditional courses.

Copyright law must be taken into consideration when using any copyrighted material, even in education. Our Copyright webpage provides best practices, information, examples and perspectives.

The Media Studio

Our Prescott Campus studio is available for your use, and features a green screen and teleprompter where you can produce high quality videos.

Copyright Helpdesk

Educators need to have a basic knowledge of copyright, and the TeLS department can provide information and training for you or your department. Explore our Copyright webpage for information, examples and perspectives, as well as many free photo and other resources.