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  • A Sneak Peek at Canvas

    1. 1. GETTING TO KNOW CANVAS… Liz Falconer, Renton Technical CollegeParts of this presentation can be found in slightly different form at: http://www.slideshare.net/sbctc98632
    2. 2. PART 1: What happened?
    3. 3. The Washington System Governor Appointed Board 4-year Private Colleges & Colleges Universities SBCTC 29 Community & 5 Technical Colleges
    4. 4. 29 Community & 5 Technical Colleges Blackboard: 4 ANGEL: 28 WAOL: 22 Moodle: 2 May 6th, 2009 – BlackboardAnnounces Acquisition of Angel, THEN…
    5. 5. Announces “End of Life” in Juneof 2014“Your time is up….”
    6. 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. 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. 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. 9. Part 2: OK. Now what aboutMigration?
    10. 10. EARLY ADOPTERS SAY:MIGRATION IS QUITE EASY!* * Almost always.WORRIED ABOUT PROBLEMS? Canvas has a blog:voice.instructure.com/blogThis 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. 11. Migration basics… Backup in Angel Format (best option)
    12. 12. Canvas vs. Angel. Different. But not toohard.In Angel we have “discussion forum, page,dropbox and folder”
    13. 13. In Canvas items areorganized by “discussions,pages, assignments andmodules”
    14. 14. Lots of information will be available thruSBCTC and rtcelearning.blogspot.com.
    15. 15. Part 3: (The part you’ve beenwaiting for… Give it a try!(What could go wrong?)
    16. 16. GO TO canvas.instructure.com
    17. 17. Get used to it now, keep for later!
    18. 18. Click Start a new course…
    19. 19. Name it, create it.
    20. 20. ….GO! NOTE:

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