During our April Gathering we focused the discussion on our soon-to-be new Learning Management System Canvas. Canvas pilot participants were joined by faculty totally new to the platform and even by some friends from our local Community Colleges (thanks Matt!).
We learned how faculty is using the Dashboard to better understand students’ involvement (thanks Prof. Ekin), how students can customized communications options, how to use calendar, grade book, etc.
There will be more occasions to get familiar with Canvas. Stay tune for training opportunities!
Expected timeline for Canvas roll-out:
- July 1st – all Fall 2017 courses will be available in both Canvas and Blackboard- faculty can decide to teach ALL or SOME of their courses in Canvas
- Spring 2018 – Canvas will be the only LMS – we will “unplugged” Blackboard