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A Sneak Peek at Canvas


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  • TA-DA!


  • 1. GETTING TO KNOW CANVAS… Liz Falconer, Renton Technical CollegeParts of this presentation can be found in slightly different form at:
  • 2. PART 1: What happened?
  • 3. The Washington System Governor Appointed Board 4-year Private Colleges & Colleges Universities SBCTC 29 Community & 5 Technical Colleges
  • 4. 29 Community & 5 Technical Colleges Blackboard: 4 ANGEL: 28 WAOL: 22 Moodle: 2 May 6th, 2009 – BlackboardAnnounces Acquisition of Angel, THEN…
  • 5. Announces “End of Life” in Juneof 2014“Your time is up….”
  • 6. The RFP Committee was formed:SBCTC StaffELC (eLearning directors)LMDC (librarians)ITC (chief IT officers)Instruction Commission (chief academicofficers)WSSSC (chief student services officers)ADA CouncilFaculty associationSix public universities
  • 7. The Search began:Timeline:Sept 2011 – Committee Formed (20 members)Oct 2011 – Faculty SurveyedNov 2011 – RFP OutJan 2012 – RFPs scored, Finalists ChosenFeb 2012 – Sandboxes Open to Faculty TestersMar 26th & 27th – Onsite Demos, Vendor ChosenSummer, 2012 – First College Migrations Begin2012/13 – Majority of colleges and Univs migrateRTC MIGRATION: FALL, 2013 But prep can beginnow!(June 2014 – ANGEL contract ends)
  • 8. CANVAS WAS CHOSEN. Why Canvas?First choice of faculty testersHighest score on technical responseHighest score on vendor referencesHosts in the cloudGreat use of mobile and social mediaIntegration and sharing/trust relationships
  • 9. Part 2: OK. Now what aboutMigration?
  • 10. EARLY ADOPTERS SAY:MIGRATION IS QUITE EASY!* * Almost always.WORRIED ABOUT PROBLEMS? Canvas has a was posted on Sept. 7th:Listening to Our Customers One of the things that makes Instructure unique is that we maintain open feature request forums. Any user (student, instructor, or administrator) can suggest a new feature and receive feedback from the user community.  These feature requests are public - you can browse all the requests, add your own comments, and vote up the requests you think are great.
  • 11. Migration basics… Backup in Angel Format (best option)
  • 12. Canvas vs. Angel. Different. But not toohard.In Angel we have “discussion forum, page,dropbox and folder”
  • 13. In Canvas items areorganized by “discussions,pages, assignments andmodules”
  • 14. Lots of information will be available thruSBCTC and
  • 15. Part 3: (The part you’ve beenwaiting for… Give it a try!(What could go wrong?)
  • 16. GO TO
  • 17. Get used to it now, keep for later!
  • 18. Click Start a new course…
  • 19. Name it, create it.
  • 20. ….GO! NOTE: