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Introducing the California Adult Education Canvas Commons!

Posted on 09/21/2023

Taking into account valuable feedback the OTAN Adult Ed Canvas team received from educators across the state, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of the California Adult Education Canvas Commons. This exciting new Canvas platform welcomes and invites ALL California adult education practitioners to openly collaborate, share resources, and connect with one another. More specifically, the Adult Ed Canvas team invites K-12 adult education and non-credit community college partners, community-based organizations, library literacy programs, workforce organizations, and other partners of adult education to have one place to go to access Canvas adult education-specific resources.

The California Adult Education Canvas Commons reflects our commitment to fostering a collaborative environment with open shared resources, courses, assessments, and assignments for all to use. To ensure your agency’s adult education instance is included in this dynamic community, simply complete the linked survey: Canvas information form

Once this information is processed, the Adult Ed Canvas team will extend an invitation to join the California Adult Education Canvas Commons accompanied with instructions on how to accept it.

For those practitioners who were familiar with the California Distance Learning Cooperative (CDLC) Commons, the CA Adult Education Canvas Commons is replacing it and will be fully open and inclusive to all adult education staff, notwithstanding membership in the CDLC. By making this change, the Adult Ed Canvas team hopes to inspire creativity, facilitate time-saving lesson planning, and provide resources which best support our adult learners and instructors.

Thank you for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for the Canvas LMS! If you have any questions about this new initiative, please reach out to us at

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.