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​​​Canvas Dates

The list of notification dates below will help you anticipate when your course(s) will be available and when you can anticipate emails​ from the Distance Education department. As notifications are sent via email and Can​vas global announcements, they will also be archived in the RCCD Instructor Resource Shell under the section titled "DE Department Email Announcements Archive."

Spring 2021 Semester Start Date: February 16, 2021

  • ​Email on Dec. 9, 2020: Spring 2021 Canvas Course Preparation Notice​​
  • Email on Dec. 14,​ ​202​​​0: How to copy your previously taught Canvas class to your current Canvas class.​
  • Email on Feb. 1, 2​021: Spring 2021 Canvas Course Preparedness Update (Resent on Feb. 8, 2021: Welcome to Spring 2021) ​
  • Email on Feb. 11, 2​021Welcome to Spring -- Late Start Classes (classes starting after Feb. 23)
  • Feb. 16, 2021: Spring 2021 Canvas courses administratively published and made available to students sometime after 3:00 am
  • April 8, 2021​: Reminder email, Spring 2021 Canvas Class Second Half Start Notice (classes restart April 19, 2021)​

Summer 21 Semester Start Date: June 21, 2021

  • Due on Apr.​ 30, 2021: Summer 2021 Request integration of new publisher curriculum in Canvas
  • Email on May 17​, 2021​: Summer 2021 Courses available
  • Due on May 24, 2021: Summer 2021 Submit ​self-enroll lab course requests
  • Due on May 24, 2021: Summer 2021 Merge course requests due 
  • Email on Jun. 7, 2021: Summer 2021 Welcome and reminder email
  • Jun. 21, 2021: Canvas courses administratively published and made available to students sometime after 3:00 am

Fall 21 Semester Start Date: August 23, 2021

  • Due on Apr. 30, 2021: Fall 2021 Request integration ​​​​​of new publisher curriculum in Canvas
  • Email on Jun. ​14, 2021: Fall 2021 Courses available (and preparation information)
  • Due on Jun. 28, 2021: Fall 2021 Submit self-enroll lab course requests
  • Due on Jul. 26, 2021: Fall 2021 Merge course requests due 
  • Email on Aug. 9, 2021: Fall 2021 Welcome and reminder email [additional email: District Distance Education Faculty Support for Fall 2021 (See August Weekend Availability)]
  • Aug. 23, 2021 Canvas courses administratively published and made available to students sometime after 3:00 am​
  • Email on Oct. 4, 2021: Reminder email, Fall 2021 Canvas Class Second Half Start Notice

Winter 20​22 Semester Start Date: January 3, ​​2022​​

  • Nov. 8 2021: Winter 2022 Request integration of new publisher curriculum in Canvas 
  • Nov. 1, 2021 : Winter 2022 Courses available (and preparation information)
  • Nov. 15, 2021: Winter 2022 Submit self-enroll lab course requests 
  • Dec. 6, 2021: Winter 2022 Merge course requests due  
  • Dec. 20, 2021: Winter 2022 Welcome and reminder email 
  • ​Jan. 3, ​​2022​​: Winter 2022 Canvas courses administratively published and made available to students sometime after 3:00 am

Spring 2022 Semester Start Date: February 14, 2022

  • Dec. 20, 2021: ​Spring 2022 Request integration of new publisher curriculum in Canvas 
  • Nov. 29, 2021: ​Spring 2022 Courses available (and preparation information)
  • Dec. 13, 2021: ​Spring 2022 Submit self-enroll lab course requests 
  • Jan. 17, 2022: ​Spring 2022 Merge course requests due  
  • Jan. 31, 2022: ​Spring 2022 Welcome and reminder email 
  • Feb. 14, 2022: ​Spring 2022 Canvas courses administratively published and made available to students sometime after 3:00 ​am


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