Canvas Transition Information
- Weeks of March 17 and 24 – Hands-on Canvas training
- 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. learn.maryville.edu will become Canvas log in page; access to D2L will still be in the portal until… May 15
- May 16 - access to D2L for faculty and students will cease
Several courses are piloting the platform in spring 2014. Full implementation for all courses will be the summer 2014 semester. May 16, 2014, faculty and students will no longer have access to D2L. 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 – What FACULTY can do right now (keep scrolling for STUDENT-specific information)
- Export spring, summer and fall 2013 courses for migration to Canvas. Here’s a .pdf file explaining how – D2L Export Components. Note that you may not want to export your gradebook as Canvas creates grade items from assignments automatically, however when you import your course items into Canvas, you will have the option to NOT import gradebook items should you choose. 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
- Feel free to watch our webinar “D2L: How to Export D2L Courses for Canvas” to get information and details on how to best prepare D2L courses for this migration.
- An Introduction to Canvas by Instructure
- The Transition to from D2L to Canvas: What to Expect
- How to Locate Canvas Help Documentation
- Lecture Capture: Transitioning from D2L Capture to Panopto
Let us know when you have questions: email@example.com.
Where can I learn more about Canvas?
Faculty and staff can have a sneak peak at Canvas through overview training sessions. You can register for these events through the following link: Canvas Training.
View recorded Canvas training sessions via the links below.
- 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.
The following video, produced by Instructure, will give you an idea of the philosophy behind Canvas: http://youtu.be/UM6XtJhkFjE
What is the timeline for the transition?
The transition and trainings for Canvas will occur during spring 2014. Here’s a quick look at what to expect:
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
|March 31st — April 4th||Student Preview Sessions begin – More details coming soon.|
|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.