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Faculty Resources
|  Canvas Guides  |   Moving from Blackboard to Canvas   |  How to Access Canvas   |  Top 5 Tips  |   Demonstrations and Training Resources  |   Third-Party Tools   |   FAQs   |


GU Canvas Guides

NEW!  Learn Canvas at your own pace using this specially designed course for Georgetown faculty. Topics covered include getting started, adding content, organizing your course, communicating with students, and assignments. Enroll in the course (you will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password).

Canvas Instructor Guide

Video Guides

These short video guides cover Canvas basics training topics:


Moving from Blackboard?

Learn how to migrate course content from Blackboard to Canvas.

Faculty can request assistance with Blackboard-to-Canvas migration.


How to Access Canvas

To explore this new course platform, log in to Canvas (with your Georgetown NetID and password).  Once logged in, faculty will find:

  • All Fall 2018 courses with enrollments in Canvas
  • Content from Fall 2014 - Spring 2016 Blackboard course sites that have been copied to Canvas
  • A test "sandbox" course site for all faculty (if you don't see a sandbox course when you log in to Canvas, use this form to request one)


Canvas Tips

See the Top Five Tips for faculty using Canvas.


Demonstrations and Training Resources

NEW!  As Georgetown moves forward in transitioning from the Blackboard to the Canvas course management system, representatives from Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) are providing departments with introductory demonstrations of Canvas.  CNDLS can also provide a short 5-minute announcement at a departmental meeting. Request a Canvas announcement or a demonstration for your department.


Third-Party Tools in Canvas

By no means a comprehensive list of the available tools in Canvas, but listed below are links to support pages for the more popular third-party tools in Canvas: 


 
Canvas Transition
  • WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BLACKBOARD AND CANVAS?
  • WHY ARE WE MOVING TO CANVAS
  • WHEN WILL I NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO BLACKBOARD?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY COURSE CONTENT ON BLACKBOARD?
  • CAN I MIGRATE CONTENT FROM BLACKBOARD TO CANVAS?
  • I HEARD THAT AFTER I IMPORT MY BLACKBOARD COURSE IN CANVAS THAT I WILL NEED TO DO SOME CLEANUP.  HOW CAN I GET HELP WITH THIS?
  • HOW CAN I GET ADDITIONAL HELP WITH MIGRATING MY BLACKBOARD COURSE TO CANVAS?
  • WHAT OTHER TRAINING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSTRUCTORS OR STAFF WHO WISH TO LEARN ABOUT CANVAS?
  • HOW DO I GET HELP USING CANVAS?
  • WHICH LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) IS MY INSTRUCTOR USING, BLACKBOARD OR CANVAS?

Course Settings
  • CROSS-LIST (COMBINE) COURSES IN CANVAS
  • HOW DO I COPY CONTENT BETWEEN TWO CANVAS COURSE SITES?
  • HOW CAN I ENABLE / DISABLE ITEMS OR LINKS ON THE COURSE MENU?
  • HOW CAN I ADD THE UNIVERSITY POLICIES PAGE TO A CANVAS SITE?
Course Management 
  • I AM TEACHING A COURSE, BUT IT IS NOT LISTED ON MY CANVAS COURSE LIST.  WHAT SHOULD I DO?
  • WHEN WILL MY COURSE SITE BE CREATED?
  • BEGINNING OF SEMESTER: WHAT PROCESS SHOULD I USE TO OPEN THE CANVAS COURSE TO STUDENTS, ETC?
  • END OF SEMESTER: WHAT PROCESS SHOULD I USE TO END THE COURSE IN CANVAS?
  • IS CANVAS INTEGRATED WITH MYACCESS?
  • WHAT IS THE SIZE LIMIT FOR COURSE SITES AND FILES IN CANVAS?
  • USERS CANNOT ACCESS CERTAIN GEORGETOWN LIBRARY ELECTRONIC RESOURCES OFF CAMPUS
  • LIBRARY E-RESERVES AND CANVAS


People
 Communication 
  • HOW DO NOTIFICATIONS WORK IN CANVAS?
  • CAN AN INSTRUCTOR SEND AN EMAIL TO THE STUDENTS IN AN UNPUBLISHED  CANVAS COURSE?
  • DOES THE CANVAS “INBOX” TOOL HAVE FORMATTING OPTIONS?
  • CAN I CONTROL WHEN AN EMAIL GOES OUT TO STUDENTS, INDICATING THAT GRADES ARE AVAILABLE?
Canvas Groups
  • HOW DO I CREATE GROUPS BASED ON SECTIONS IN A CANVAS SITE?
  • HOW DO I CREATE A GROUP ASSIGNMENT IN A CANVAS COURSE?
Canvas Course Home Page 
  • CAN THE HOME PAGE DISPLAY A LIST OF ANNOUNCEMENTS LIKE IN BLACKBOARD?
  • HOW DO I SET A HOME PAGE FOR MY CANVAS COURSE?
  • HOW DO I ADD A COURSE BANNER TO THE HOME PAGE OF MY CANVAS SITE?

  Quizzes
  • WHAT QUESTION TYPES ARE AVAILABLE IN CANVAS?
  • HOW DO I TRACK A STUDENT’S INTERACTION WITH A QUIZ?
  • CAN I SEE QUESTION DETAILS IN A QUIZ?
  • WHAT ARE QUESTION BANKS, QUESTION GROUPS, AND FIND QUESTIONS DURING THE QUIZ CREATION PROCESS?
  • HOW DO I SHARE QUESTION BANKS WITH ANOTHER INSTRUCTOR?
Grades
  • CAN I ASSIGN LETTER GRADES IN CANVAS?
  • CAN I HIDE GRADES FROM STUDENTS IN A CANVAS COURSE?
  • CAN I TEMPORARILY HIDE GRADES IN THE CANVAS GRADEBOOK?
  • HOW DO I SORT COLUMNS IN THE GRADEBOOK?
  • CAN I REGRADE A QUIZ AFTER I HAVE MADE SOME CORRECTIONS EITHER TO A QUESTION OR AN ANSWER IN A QUIZ?
  • HOW DO I UPLOAD AN EXCEL (CSV) FILE INTO THE GRADES AREA IN A CANVAS COURSE?
In Summer 2016, Georgetown piloted Canvas as an alternative to Blackboard for faculty on all campuses. Since that time, use of Canvas has increased significantly. In fall 2017 semester, close to 1,300 Georgetown faculty used Canvas and nearly 14,000 students had at least one course in Canvas. 

In Fall 2016, a survey was sent to faculty and students who were using Canvas to better understand the use of the tool. A majority of both faculty and students who responded to the survey indicated comfort with the features of Canvas, with students indicating they would welcome Canvas in all of their courses.

After piloting Canvas for a full year—and in an effort to transition to a more modern course management system—last month the Main Campus Executive Faculty voted unanimously in favor of a motion to transition the Main Campus and SFS-Q course management system service from Blackboard to Canvas.

The Law Center has already adopted Canvas for its course management system and the School of Medicine has started the transition to Canvas in Fall 2017.
In October 2017, the Main Campus Executive Faculty voted unanimously in favor of a motion to transition Main Campus courses from Blackboard to Canvas over the next two years.


WHEN WILL I NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO BLACKBOARD?



WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY COURSE CONTENT ON BLACKBOARD?



CAN I MIGRATE CONTENT FROM BLACKBOARD TO CANVAS?

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