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Weekly Tip: Are You Ready for Canvas?
The WSU Canvas transition is coming in Fall 2021. Are you ready? AOI is offering several resources to help support you in the journey from Blackboard to Canvas. Starting early on the migration process from will be essential in making a smooth transition from Blackboard to Canvas. Below are valuable resources and steps you can take to learn more about Canvas.
Request a Canvas Sandbox
A sandbox is an empty course shell assigned to you that allows you to test the various features and integrations of Canvas before diving into your class course space. Use the sandbox request form to get started.
Import the Canvas Campus-Based Credit Template
If you don’t want to start from a blank Canvas shell, you could import the Canvas Campus-Based Credit Template. This template includes customized menu items for your syllabus and course schedule as well as sample modules and a helpful resource on the homepage that guides students through navigating Canvas. Watch this quick tutorial on how to import the template to your Canvas sandbox or course space.
Attend an AOI Canvas Training
These live trainings will get you started with everything you need to know about Canvas. Check out the training schedule on the LI website for dates and times. Summer training dates will be posted soon!
- Canvas | Getting Started (or watch the recording)
- Canvas | Assignments and Rubrics (or watch the recording)
- Canvas | Tests and Quizzes (recording coming soon)
- Canvas | Gradebook (or watch the recording)
Canvas Demo Course Space
Check out a Canvas Demo Course to see the Canvas Campus-Based template in action. You can experience the course space as student and take a test, access discussions, look over groups, see announcements, and much more.
WSU Knowledge Base
For Canvas tutorials, visit the WSU Knowledge Base. These tutorials include links to helpful videos and resources on almost any Canvas topic. The tutorials are WSU specific, and include all integrations and elements available to WSU instructors.
Check out the third-party integrations that that are either already integrated into Canvas, in process for approval, or scheduled for Canvas integration in Fall 2021. If you would like to request a new Canvas integration, complete the appropriate request form at Canvas Integration and Feature Requests.
Blackboard Migration Help
Start early to avoid the rush! WSU’s current Blackboard access will expire on August 21, 2021. For assistance migrating existing Blackboard content to Canvas for Summer or Fall 2021, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Global Campus migration is a separate process. This email is reserved for non-Global courses.
- Courses in Canvas are now created in myWSU. Please contact your department course scheduler or campus course scheduler to create a Canvas course for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021.
- Be sure to include the Blackboard Course ID as well as the destination Canvas ID.
- Course migrations can take up to two weeks.
Visit AOI On-Demand Support for Technical and Pedagogical Assistance
If you have questions about course design or need technical assistance with Canvas, visit On-Demand Support.
- Join On-Demand Support via Zoom
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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For more information or to schedule time with an instructional designer or emerging technologist, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or request training on demand. You can also visit the Spark Faculty Innovation Studio in room 102 any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during the academic year.