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Canvas allows instructors to use external tools to enhance their Canvas course. Before adding an external tool to a course, instructors should complete a request form.

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+ Online Instruction Websites

Websites with tips, strategies, and instruction to improve an online course

  • Competencies for Online Teaching Success (COTS)
    This is a great series of about 30 very short videos from a variety of experts on a variety of online teaching subjects. Excellent ideas and advice to help you create that great online course.

+ Intelecom

The INTELECOM Online Resources Network ™
Note: 2014 - 2015 will be the last year of this service.

The INTELECOM Online Resources Network™ is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips - streamed on demand - for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.

Choose from a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. In addition, as with academic journal databases, new content is added on an ongoing basis.

Easy to use!

  1. Obtain user ID and password: Please contact the distance education coordinator.
  2. Go to
  3. Select your academic discipline, course, and clips you would like to view. Just click on “copy to my course” to paste videos into your online course, PowerPoint, discussion post, or blog.

Check out the list of available teaching videos – 23 subject areas to choose from, such as adult basic education, business, ethnic studies, psychology, sociology, etc.

Sponsored by Title V and Stem grants.

+ 3C Media Solutions

3C Media Solutions is the educational media distribution source for video content, podcasts, streaming services, and event coverage for the 112 campuses of the California Community Colleges System. 
As part of the TTIP South project, 3C Media Solutions is a collaborative effort to advance distance learning and support the mission of the CCC system by acquiring and distributing educational and professional development programming for the California Community Colleges system (CCC). 3C Media Solutions, formerly CCCSAT, was established in 1998, is grant-funded through the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and is based at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. 

Getting Started

If you currently have both an EduStream account and a 3C Media Solutions account, the please contact us and we will facilitate moving your EduStream files over to your account. At this time, please upload any new files to 3C Media Solutions instead of EduStream.

If you do not have a 3C Media Solutions account:
Please click on this link. By using your EduStream user name (or email address), you can establish an account with 3C Media.

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