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Canvas Resources and Help

Canvas Update

We are excited to announce that new faculty and a pilot group of existing faculty are up and running with Canvas for the Fall 2020 semester. Approximately 300 sections are being offered to test operations and to identify any additional training needs. Over 41% of our students will have at least one course in Canvas this fall as part of the pilot.  

For Spring 2021 and WinterSession 2020, all sections and all faculty will be using Canvas. Moodle will not be available to students, but Moodle courses will remain accessible to faculty through the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters should they need to access any of their materials.  

To Move Content From Moodle to Canvas

For faculty looking to quickly move their courses from Moodle to Canvas, the CTL has created a quick course outlining that process. Click here to access the course. Sign in using your SE Key and credentials and then click the Join Course button.

If you would prefer CTL to move your course contents from Moodle to Canvas, you may fill out our Moodle to Canvas Request Form.

For Canvas Help

Check out Canvas' online guides for help in setting up activities in Canvas. 

You may also fill out our Canvas Help Request Form with information about your course and the issue you are having. One of our staff will solve the issue and reach out to you when they are finished. 

We are happy to help you at CTL just email us.

For Moodle Help

Our Moodle guidesheets can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website

You may also fill out our Moodle Help Request Form with information about your course and the issue you are having. One of our staff will solve the issue and reach out to you when they are finished. 

To Begin Learning Canvas 

For any faculty completely new to the Canvas system and looking for an introduction to the system, the CTL has created an introductory course within Canvas. Click here to access the course. Sign in using your SE Key and credentials and then click the Join Course button.

 Other Resources

Timeline of Events and Implementation

EventCanvas training for faculty piloting Canvas Canvas Training for new faculty All faculty now have access to canvas at https://semo.instructure.com Spring 2021 courses will be available in Canvas CTL and IT will begin migrating course materials from Moodle to Canvas.  Faculty will have to submit a form found on the CTL website. Faculty will specify what courses need migrated over to Canvas 
Notes   Your Spring schedule will show in Canvas. Course materials will have to be migrated from Moodle to Canvas All other courses and materials you want to keep or use in Canvas will have to be migrated over and courses set up. CTL will create those courses once you submit a request from.
Date7/30/20

8/3/20

8/24/209/21/209/21/20

Fall 2020 Canvas Training Schedule

Session Mode Date
Moodle-to-Canvas Course Online July 24-indefinite
Canvas Basics Course Online July 24-indefinite
Design and Content in Canvas Zoom September 17, 2020 3:00 p.m.
Activities & Gradebook in Canvas Zoom September 18, 2020 3:00 p.m.
Design & Content in Canvas Zoom October 19, 2020 3:00 p.m.
Activities & Gradebook in Canvas Zoom October 21, 2020 3:00 p.m.
Pages in Canvas Zoom November 23, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Studio in Canvas Zoom November 23, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Groups in Canvas Zoom November 24, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Quizzes in Canvas Zoom November 24, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Calendar in Canvas Zoom December 10, 2020 2:00 p.m.
Assignments in Canvas Zoom December 10, 2020 3:00 p.m.
Discussions in Canvas Zoom December 11, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Rubrics in Canvas Zoom December 11, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Outcomes in Canvas Zoom December 11, 2020 2:00 p.m.

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Frequent Canvas Questions

Listed below are guides for frequently used features in Canvas. Additional resources can be found on the Instructure support page. For issues that can't be found either on this page or through Instructure, please contact the CTL for assistance.

Importing

How do I import content from another Canvas course?
How do I import a Canvas course export package?
How do I import content from Moodle into Canvas?

Navigation & Menus

How do I navigate a Canvas course?
How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?
Where is the Course Home Page?
How do I change the Course Home Page?
How do I view my courses?
How do I customize my Courses drop-down menu?

Modules

What are Modules?
How do I create a new Module?
How do I add items to a Module?
How do I expand or collapse Module contents?

Assignments

What are the different Assignment types?
How do I edit Assignment details?
How do I add or edit points for an Assignment?
How do I add content to my Assignment?
How do I restrict online submission file types?
How do I create a peer review assignment?

Discussions

What are Discussions?
What is the difference between Announcements and Discussions?
How do I set up a graded Discussion?

Quizzes

What are the different types of Quizzes?
How do I randomize the order of the questions on my quiz?
What do Quiz results look like in Canvas?
How do I create a new Quiz with individual Questions?
How do I create a new Quiz with a Question Bank?
How do I import Quizzes from QTI packages?

Surveys

How do I create a Survey?
How do I view Survey results?

Gradebook

What do the icons and colors in the Gradebook represent?
How do I view assignment details in the Gradebook?
How do I curve Grades in the Gradebook?
Where can I find the student view of the Gradebook?
How do I view my students' total grades as a point value instead of a percentage?
How do I change assignment group weights in the Gradebook?
How do I bulk download Assignment submissions in Canvas?
How do I give my students extra credit?

 



 

 

 

 

 

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