Canvas @ Le Moyne
Face-to-Face Training in December and January
Eight training sessions covering six different topics will be offered on December 16 & 17. Go to the Training tab for more information and the full schedule.
Canvas Training: Options
One and a half hour sessions exploring the six topics listed above. It’s expected that faculty will review the corresponding module in the companion online Canvas Basics course* and come prepared for a hands-on session.
*Online Canvas Basics course
Faculty and staff can self-enroll in the Canvas Basics course using your Le Moyne username and password. (Check the "I already have a Le Moyne login" button.)
Canvas Training: Topics
- Need to Know/Just the Basics
- Moving content from Blackboard to Canvas
- Content organization
- Content creation
- Creating & Grading: Submissions & student presentations NEW
- Creating & Grading: Discussions & quizzes NEW
- Using Outcomes & Rubrics for Program-Level SLA NEW
What Others Are Saying About Canvas ...
"Teaching on a New Canvas" - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Canvas was reviewed recently by ProfHacker, a Chronicle of Higher Education blog focused on tips about teaching, technology and productivity. The author concludes: "Overall, I’m extremely satisfied by Canvas and have found it to be superior to all other Learning Management Systems I have tried. I especially appreciate its customizability and flexibility." To read the blog post and accompanying comments, click here.
Information about J-Mester and Spring 2014 courses:
- Course sections will appear in Canvas as they are finalized by the Registrar. Spring 2014 and sone J-mester courses are available in Canvas already!
- Students and instructors will be added and removed automatically throughout the registration process as they enroll in, add or drop classes.
- By default, all Canvas courses are initially in an unpublished (unavailable) state. We encourage you to keep your courses in their unpublished (unavailable) state until you’re ready for students. In the meantime, when you go to a course you may get a Next Steps pop-up along the bottom of your screen. This course setup checklist is helpful, but you can ignore it for now. Only the instructor/teacher can see an unpublished course. Caution: Publishing a course in Canvas is a one-way street. This action cannot be reversed.
Migrating your Blackboard course content
Fall 2013 is the last semester that Blackboard will be available for use at Le Moyne. J-mester instructors may use either Blackboard or Canvas for their courses. For Spring 2014 and thereafter, Canvas is our learning management system.
Prior to the start of the Spring 2014 term, your course content currently in Blackboard must be moved out of Blackboard. You may move your course content into Canvas right away or at some future date. Either way, your course content must be in a form that is compatible with Canvas.
As a routine backup process, IT staff is creating course export zip files for all Blackboard courses from Fall 2011 through J-mester 2014. If needed, these Bb course export files may be used to move course content into Canvas. For any of your courses prior to Fall 2011, please submit a request to the Service Desk (email@example.com) to have the courses retrieved and exported to zip files. Your request should include the course prefix, number, section, and term (e.g., PHL101-05-FA10).
If you need to access courses that have been archived, please submit a request to the Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have the courses restored to your Blackboard account. Your request should include the course prefix, number, section, and term (e.g., PHL101-05-FA12).
Blackboard to Canvas migration options
- Files only: To export your course files from Blackboard and import them into Canvas, follow these instructions.
- Entire course: To export your entire course from Blackboard and import it into Canvas, follow these instructions.
Which option should you use? This graphic may help you decide.