Canvas

 The Center for Academic Innovation has been working hard to provide instructors access to their eLearn courses and instructional content in Canvas. Below is updated information regarding the Blackboard Migration to Canvas.

Starting Fall term 2020, all eLearn courses will be taught using the Canvas system.

Access to Canvas

Instructors can access the Canvas eLearn system at: https://chemeketa.instructure.com. Login using your Chemeketa Single Sign On username and password.

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Updated Timeline

Below is updated information regarding our Migration to Canvas:

  • Spring Term 2020
    • Access to Fall courses in Canvas – May 18th
      • Faculty access to Blackboard migrated courses
      • Faculty access to fall term 2020 shells
    • Canvas Training
      • Extended support in Virtual Tech Hub Office Hours
      • Zoom trainings offered weekly (link to schedule)
    • Course Development begins
  • Summer Term 2020
    • Training continues
    • Course development continues
  • Fall Term 2020
    • All credit courses are live in Canvas!
Canvas Migration Timeline Chart

Canvas Migration Timeline with key milestones.


Training & Support

While training is not required, we encourage all instructors to participate.

All instructors have been enrolled in the Canvas for Instructors online course. This course is designed to help all instructors learn Canvas.

There are three learning pathways in this course:

  • Canvas Essentials – all instructors using Canvas should complete this pathway.
  • Canvas Mastery – instructors using Canvas with Hybrid and Online courses should complete this pathway.
  • Canvas Exemplary – this learning pathway is optional and will become available Summer 2020.

Each instructor also has access to a blank Canvas course to practice their skills.

Additional Training

Instructors can also choose from a variety of training and support opportunities available:

  • Workshops – attend a scheduled workshop via Zoom
  • Drop-in – options for Virtual Tech Hub Office Hours via Zoom
  • Schedule – private & group consults with Tech Hub Faculty

View the Canvas Training Schedule for more detailed information.

Screenshot of the Canvas for Instructors course.

Screenshot showing the Canvas Course for Instructors.

Faculty Compensation for Training

Full-time faculty are expected to complete Canvas training and course development within their contract and unused non-teaching days for winter and spring term.

Part-time faculty will be compensated for the completion of training activities in the Canvas for Instructors online course: 

  • PT faculty teaching classroom-based courses will be compensated (4 hours total) for completing the Canvas Essentials pathway.
  • PT faculty teaching online and hybrid courses will be compensated (12 hours total) for completing both the Canvas Essentials and Canvas Mastery pathway.

Faculty completion of training will be tracked automatically. For questions about Part-time faculty compensation, please contact judy.allen@chemeketa.edu in the Center for Academic Innovation.


Blackboard Courses in Canvas

The college has migrated all Summer & Fall 2019 courses from Blackboard to Canvas. The courses are now available for instructor access. Blackboard Development Shells have also been migrated to Canvas.

Below is a timeline for migrating remaining Blackboard courses to Canvas.

  • Winter/Spring 2020 courses to be migrated end of spring term
  • Summer 2020 courses to be migrated end of summer term

NOTE: Instructor access to Blackboard will end on Dec 31, 2020.

Course Migration Support

Instructors can choose from a variety of support opportunities available:

Blackboard to Canvas. Preparing your Migrated Blackboard courses in Canvas.

Course Prep Checklist

Instructors can utilize a checklist to help prepare their courses for teaching in Canvas.

Access the checklist along with video tutorials and support resources in the Canvas for Instructors online course.


Funding Opportunities

There are funding opportunities for instructors to develop Program Template Courses and Master Course Shells.

Visit Canvas Development Funding for more information.

Questions

The LMS migration is sponsored by the Technology Governance Committee and led by the Center for Academic Innovation. Any questions regarding the LMS migration can be directed to the Center for Academic Innovation.

Faculty Resource Center

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