Independent Learning recently offered a webinar for our upcoming transition to the Canvas learning management system. That webinar can be viewed here:
Scroll to the section titled “Recordings” and click on “June 1, 2018: Independent Learning.”
The webinar introduced how to navigate Canvas (view grades, course content, etc), some differences in terminology from d2l Brightspace to Canvas (Canvas has a “Dashboard” instead of “My Home,” “Assignments” instead of “Dropbox,” etc).
There was also an important discussion regarding the migration process from d2l to Canvas:
1) Instructional Designers will export courses from d2l and import them into Canvas, doing a first wave of clean-up; during the transition, items like hyperlinks, discussions, and quizzes might get messy or broken.
2) Instructional Designers will reach out to Instructors/Course Facilitators to help clean up those items above. In some cases, we’ll be making direct fixes – perhaps replacing a quiz question. In other cases, we’ll be providing clarification about course content. Please note: we’ll have three days to complete this. Given the tight time frame, Independent Learning will reach out to Instructors/Course Facilitators in the near future about when we’ll be available to complete this step.
3) A reviewer/editor will then look through each course.
4) After the review, Instructors/Course Facilitators will have one last chance to review the course and sign-off that the course is operational.
Various learning resources about navigating Canvas will be made available in the near future.