The deadline to migrate to Canvas, the University’s new learning management system, is approaching. By the start of the Fall 2015 semester, almost all courses with an online component (including online grade books, syllabi, etc…) must be taught in the new system.
If you have not already started using Canvas, this summer is the ideal time to do so. Most faculty who have already adopted the system say it is easy to learn and easy to use, but it does take time to become familiar with its features. For this reason, instructors are encouraged to take advantage of the variety of Canvas training opportunities offered. Several options are available to cater to different learning preferences and experience levels.
For those who prefer hands-on training, in-person workshops are offered in Morgan Library. Registration for workshops is required, and can be completed on the Computer Applications Training website. The summer schedule is as follows:
Canvas Overview: June 8, 10 a.m. – noon, Morgan 174
Build a Canvas Course: June 9, 10 a.m. – noon, Morgan 175
Assignments/Grade Book: June 10, 10 a.m. – noon, Morgan 174
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. – noon 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.
Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare your fall courses. Get started today!