ACNS advises faculty to move to Canvas now

canvas-600With just about six weeks until fall classes begin, faculty are being encouraged to make the transition from RamCT to Canvas now.

“RamCT is going away, and before long it will be completely unavailable,” said Rusty Scott, executive associate director of Colorado State University’s Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS). He said making the switch soon means “you’ll have more overlap and experience with Canvas when RamCT is decommissioned, and you’ll also have more access to training resources.”

Training in Canvas is available now, and there are several options from which to choose.

  • Hands-on workshops are available for signup on the Computer Applications Training website. The following workshops will be offered in Morgan Library this month:
    – Canvas Overview: July 15, 2 – 4 p.m., Morgan 175
    – Build Canvas Course: July 16, 2 – 4 p.m., Morgan 175
    – Assignments/Grade Book: July 21, 2 – 4 p.m., Morgan 174
  • For quick questions, a drop-in Canvas information center is located in Morgan Library. The center is open from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and 1 p.m.–4 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the summer. For more in-depth personal support, work with your college Canvas coordinator, or sign up for a one-on-one appointment.

While Canvas is easy to use, it takes some time to understand all of its features. “Canvas is different than RamCT,” saidMelody Brake, CSU’s manager of learning systems. “Learn how Canvas works now while the lines are short this summer.”

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