Woo-hoo! Canvas is Live!
You may now access the Canvas Learning Management System at https://canvas.wlu.edu. Fall 2019 courses have been imported and are available for you to begin building out.
During the 2019-20 school year, both Canvas and Sakai will be available, and you are free to use either platform until the end of Spring 2020 when Sakai will be retired. However, professors who wish to use lecture capture as part of their classes will need to use Canvas in order to do so. Tegrity has been discontinued by their parent company, McGraw Hill, and we are employing a new lecture capture software called YuJa, which is available only through Canvas.
In preparation for the upcoming school year, Academic Technologies will be conducting numerous Canvas training sessions. We have daily Canvas sessions scheduled for faculty during Fall Academy (August 19-30, 2019), and are also offering a 3-day workshop called Camp Canvas (August 13-15, 2019). Participants in this workshop will leave with a thorough understanding of the new LMS and a Canvas course ready to go for the 2019-2020 academic year. Additional training opportunities will be provided the week of August 5-9 for Law School faculty. As always, Academic Technologies staff will also be available at any time for one-on-one faculty training, migration requests, and support sessions. Please contact Brandon or Helen directly (firstname.lastname@example.org or x8651; email@example.com or x4561) or via firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any Canvas questions or to request personal training.
To view further details about the transition timeline, upcoming events, and migration/training resources, please visit our Canvas website at https://canvas.academic.wlu.edu.
Many thanks, and welcome to Canvas!