Faculty FAQs

Q: How do I get on the list to teach with Canvas for spring 2019?
A: Add your information to this form: https://goo.gl/forms/DNdOugAWpV27uagZ2. We will be contacting you when we have more information regarding training and the opt-in process. Development shells will be created for you October 8. 

Q: When will faculty be able to request and access Development shells?
A: We will be creating Development shells for those opting-in to teach in spring October 8. 

Q: When is the deadline to request a shell to teach on Canvas in the spring?
A: Friday, November 16 is the last day to request a course shell.

Q: When is the final deadline to adopt Canvas for spring?
A: The last and final deadline to adopt Canvas use for spring is Friday, November 30.

Q: Will there be training for faculty?
A: There will be training for faculty beginning Fall 2018 for those that have chosen to 'opt-in' to using Canvas for Spring 2019. 

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

Q: Can I start building my course on the free Canvas site (https://www.canvaslms.com/)?
A: You are welcome to create an account on the free Canvas site to start familiarizing yourself with Canvas. 

Q: What about the Organizations I have access to on Blackboard? Will those be moved over?
A: Canvas does not have the organization aspect like Blackboard does. The Canvas transition team is working on a solution to this.