Faculty FAQs

Q: How do I get to Canvas?
A: fresnostate.instructure.com 

Q: When is the last day to access my courses on Blackboard?
A: May 31, 2019!
Be sure you have exported any courses content and gradebooks that you need.

Q: Do I have to copy content from Blackboard?
A: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 courses will be moved to Canvas in a batch process.

Q: How do I export my course myself?
A: Here's a video that outlines the process: https://youtu.be/8-WjsXNL76s

Q: Can I build my class in my official shell?
Yes, you are welcome to build your course from scratch.

Q: How will my students be told about Canvas? 
A: An email will be sent to all students with information as well as a self-enroll link to the Canvas Student Orientation.

Q: On Blackboard I would request that my course sections be combined into one course for easier grading and communication. Is this possible in Canvas?
A: Yes, you can continue to do that. Fill out this form. Please note, you need to designate a Parent Course which will house all the course content.

Q: What about the Organizations I have access to on Blackboard? Will those be moved over?
A: We will only move organizations over if requested by a leader of the organization.

Q: Why are we moving to Canvas?
A: Please review the information on the 'Why Canvas' page.