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Canvas Transition Information - Please note: All faculty who are teaching web-assisted courses and face-to-face courses are responsible for migrating their own course materials.

Timeline:

  • April 7th – Faculty can begin accessing summer 2014 courses in Canvas, via http://maryville.instructure.com.
  • April 21st – Students can begin accessing Canvas. There will be a link in the portal below the D2L Widget or directly, via http://maryville.instructure.com.
  • May 5th – Summer semester begins. Access to D2L will still be in the portal until May 15
  • May 16  - Access to D2L for faculty and students will cease;  learn.maryville.edu will become Canvas log in page and Maryville.desire2learn.com will be D2L log in page

Full implementation for all courses begins summer 2014 semester.  Faculty and students can start getting familiar with the platform via the help guides on the Canvas site. One in particular might be helpful right now to guide instructors in importing course components from D2L.

Faculty Migration Planning

  • Export spring, summer and fall 2013 courses for migration to Canvas. All faculty who are teaching web-assisted courses and face-to-face courses are responsible for migrating their own course materials. Here’s a .pdf file explaining how – D2L Export Components. Note that Canvas creates grade items from assignments automatically, so you may choose to not export your grade items. Here is a file explaining what will export and what will not  – Exporting from D2L-What works What doesn’t
  • Export artifacts (files) from ePortfolio for migration to the portfolio in Canvas. Here’s a .pdf file explaining how – D2L Export ePortfolio (students who have been using the ePortfolio can also do this)
  • Export student grades from the gradebook. This will not happen through a traditional course export and has to be done separately. Here is a .pdf file explaining how -D2L-Export Grades
  • Export student dropbox submissions. Again, this will not happen through a traditional course export. If you wish to keep any of these submissions, they must be downloaded manually. Here is a .pdf file explaining how - D2L_Export Student Dropbox Submissions

Where can I learn more about Canvas?

Register for sessions:  Canvas Training.

Webinar Sessions:

  • An Introduction to Canvas (Webinar-Recording) : focuses on the switch between D2L and Canvas. Brief review of functionality.
  • Canvas Basics: Teaching w/ Canvas (Webinar-Recording) : Provides a great look at the tools within Canvas. Basics of building a course, creating assignments, discussions, settings….etc.
  • For hands-on tools training, visit the “On-Demand” training on this website.

What is the timeline for the transition?
The transition and trainings for Canvas will occur during spring 2014.

What will happen to my current materials that are in D2L?
Innovative Learning Partners (ILP) will offer several options for transitioning your materials into D2L.  We’ll help you transition your materials or provide you training that will allow you to transition your content into Canvas.  Either way, we’ll help you through the process.

Student Migration Planning

Important Dates:

April 8 Student Preview Session at Lake St. Louis Site 5-7 pm
April 9 Student Preview Session at Sunset Hills Site 5:30-8 pm
April 21st Students can begin accessing Canvas courses through the portal https://my.maryville.edu
May 5th Summer courses begin. Access to Canvas will be available through the portal https://my.maryville.edu. You will continue to have access to D2L through the portal until May 15th.
May 16th Students will no longer have access to D2L.

How can I prepare? Export artifacts (files) from ePortfolio for migration to the portfolio in Canvas. Here’s a .pdf file explaining how – D2L Export ePortfolio

Will I be able to access my Canvas courses from my mobile device? Canvas can easily be accessed via the internet browser on your smartphones or tablet. There are also Canvas Apps available for iOS and Android devices. These apps allow notifications and basic interactions with your instructor and other students, but  you will not be able to view all course materials through the apps.

When will the change occur? Several courses are using the platform in spring 2014. The official launch is set for Summer 2014. Stay tuned to your email for more details.

Will students be trained on Canvas? Training opportunities will be available as students take courses in Canvas for the first time. These opportunities are being developed now.

Will I be able to explore Canvas? The training will be based on a course using the Canvas platform.

Are faculty being trained on the new system as well? All online faculty will be trained before teaching in Canvas the first time. Likewise, face-to-face faculty using the LMS to enhance their courses will be offered face-to-face and virtual training.

Additional Information

Let us know when you have questions: learn@maryville.edu.