Canvas Pilot Updates Archive

Number 19

Dear Canvas Piloteers,

Canvas Vote

Yesterday, the Fullerton College Faculty Senate voted to join the Online Education Initiative and to adopt Canvas permanently. Instead of piloteers, you shall henceforth be known as:

Canvas users!

Thank you all for you willingness to pilot Canvas this semester, and to give your feedback, time, and effort into making this transition a success.

Summer Course Shells

Now that the vote has taken place, I will work closely with Canvas and with District IS to create course shells starting for this summer. The deadline we have set is to have the summer shells by June 1. In the meantime, keep working in your courses. You can easily copy them into the new course shells. And/or, now that you are in the FC Canvas system, you can make your own sandbox shells by clicking on “Start a New Course.” It will not have a roster, of course, but you can work in it as much as you like, and then copy it over.  Or, use the free account at canvas.instructure.com.

Click here for Instructions for Copying Canvas Courses

Online Teaching Conference 2017

Staff Development is providing funding for faculty to attend the Online Teaching Conference 2017 in the third week of June. It is in Anaheim, so it is local this year. You should apply while the funds last! To find out more, go to staffdev.fullcoll.edu. Jeanne Costello will also be sending out more information by email soon.

Number 18

Dear Canvas Piloteers,

Here are the latest updates for you:

SURVEY

Hopefully, last week you received an email from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning with a link to the Canvas pilot survey. The link should be available until March 22, so if you haven’t done so yet, please participate in the survey. And encourage your students to do it, too! The more data, the better, right?

We want your feedback even if you are “only” using the grade book, or if you are “just exploring” and not using it live yet—the survey data will disaggregate the types of users.

CANVAS SENATE VOTE

On April 27, the Fullerton College Faculty Senate should be voting on whether to adopt Canvas permanently.

NEW APP

Office 365 has now been integrated into our Canvas system. You will find it while editing specific Assignments>Type of Assignment>External Tool. Click here for instructions.

TURNITIN

A few folks have reported some bumps in the road using TurnItIn this semester. Troubleshooting tip: Follow the instructions very carefully—make sure that all students verify their email addresses inside Canvas, or it may not work for them. Click here for the full instructions.

FYI

Also, we are still working out system-wide integration for Google Apps. However, this appears to be working inside individual courses if you activate it.  You can call the Canvas helpline to walk you through this, and you can go to Eduappcenter.com for a consumer key and secret.

YOUR FEEDBACK

I appreciate your patience as we work through this pilot. I continue to welcome your feedback on how things are working for you, especially the third-party apps. In order to troubleshoot and monitor our system, I need your intel! 

Happy (almost) Spring!

Dr. Lisa Montagne

STATS

Just in case you are wondering, the following is what our fullcoll.instructure.com analytics are telling me today:

274 courses, 120 teachers, 6,096 students, 5,311 assignments, 1,025 Discussion topics, 5,327 files uploaded, and 193 media recordings.

Number 17

Dear Canvas Piloteers,

Here are the latest updates for you:

SURVEY

In the next day or so, you should receive an email from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning with a link to the Canvas pilot survey. This office will also be sending the link to your students. You do not have to email the link to your students yourself, but you should encourage your students to participate in the survey and to take it seriously.

The purpose of this survey is to provide feedback about the Canvas pilot to the Faculty Senate, which will be voting on April 27 (if it’s not held over to next meeting) on becoming an OEI college and adopting Canvas permanently.

CANVAS FOR SUMMER

The Senate must vote in favor of permanent adoption in order for you to continue using Canvas after June 30. It remains to be seen whether or not the vote will take place in time for summer courses to be programmed in the fullcoll.instructure.com instance. You may need to revert to the free Canvas site for summer. I will keep you posted about this.

INTERNET BROWSERS FOR CANVAS

Internet Explorer 11 and Edge (Windows only—please make sure your operating system is also current as noted in the computer specifications lesson; you may need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments)

Safari 9 and 10 (Macintosh only)

Chrome 55 and 56

Firefox 50 and 51 (Extended Releases are not supported)

Flash 23 and 24 (used for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)

Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)

Click here for more information about the browsers that Canvas supports.

Hope your semester is going well,

Dr. Lisa Montagne

CANVAS UPDATES ARCHIVE

Click here for all previous Canvas pilot updates.

TRAINING

All on-campus trainings have now been added to the Spring 2017 Staff Development Calendar (MyGateway, Employee tab).

CANVAS HELP

24/7 Helpline: 844-600-4948

Note: If students are having problems logging in, they can contact the

MyGateway Helpline: 714-808-4849

Number 16

Dear Canvas Piloteers,

Here are the latest updates for you:

OUTGOING MESSAGES FROM INBOX

The outgoing messages sent from the Canvas Inbox emails will now say “From: Fullerton College,” instead of “From: Instructure.” This may be clearer to students.

ROSTER UPDATING

The Banner enrollment system that District Information Services (I.S.) uses to generate rosters in your Canvas courses is supposed to be updating your rosters every 24 hours. Students who are withdrawn should show up as inactive under People. However, this function has been inconsistent. This is due to the parameters that District IS has/has not put in place for the rosters to update. It may not be until after the pilot and we adopt Canvas permanently that all of the parameters are put into place. Thank you for your patience with this.

Our goal is not to have students fully kicked out of the system (like they currently are from Blackboard) for many reasons, including long term record-keeping purposes, in case a student needs to be re-instated, and in case a record of a student having been in a course needs to be established, which does need to be done from time to time. Don’t forget those FTES that pay your salaries!

In the meantime, as this process is ironed out, if you wish to update your grade book manually, you can do that. The students can be reinstated if necessary even after you do this—it is not a very quick process, though, so use this function wisely.

Instructions for concluding student enrollments—

  1. In the People tab, click on the student who needs to be removed.
  2. Under Memberships, click on Conclude.

GENERATE HELPLINE TICKETS

Our Canvas customer service manager has reiterated to me that if you have questions about the functionality of Canvas, third-party tools like Turnitin or McGraw-Hill, or anything else related to Canvas, please call the Helpline at  844-600-4948 or go Help on your dashboard to Chat or Report a Problem. This generates service tickets and establishes a record. If there is something that only I can take care of as the Fullerton College Canvas system administrator, Canvas will alert me. Otherwise, you need to establish a record with Canvas. In the end, this benefits everyone and results in improving Canvas. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

SURVEY

I will be sending out a SHORT survey to you and your students about Canvas sometime in the next two weeks. The purpose of this survey will be to gather data about your experience with using Canvas. It is meant for you to communicate with the Faculty Senate about adopting Canvas permanently.

UPDATE ARCHIVES

You can find all of the Canvas Updates in the archive at http://online.fullcoll.edu/canvas-pilot-updates/

STATS

Just in case you are wondering, the following is what our fullcoll.instructure.com analytics are telling me as of today:

262 courses, 109 teachers, 6,049 students, 4,128 assignments, 755 Discussion topics, 4,673 files uploaded, and 154 media recordings.

Thank you for all of your feedback and enthusiasm thus far,

Lisa

Number 15

Dear Canvas Piloteers,  

Here we are at the end of week 2 already!

CANVAS OPEN FORUM

Thank you to those of you who participated in today’s open forum. Let’s keep the conversation rolling in anticipation for the Senate vote in April to become an OEI college and adopt Canvas permanently.

LOGGING IN

I think we can all agree that the functionality of Canvas has been solid in the first two weeks of the semester. By far the greatest number of reports have come from people who had difficulties logging into Canvas. However, these reports have not exceeded the normal number that we usually get for Blackboard. These difficulties with logging in have nothing to do with Canvas itself, but with our authentication CAS portal, which is overseen by our District I.S.   Here are some troubleshooting tips to pass along to your students: LOGGING INTO CANVAS Go to MyGateway, Fullerton tab, and click on the Canvas icon. This takes users to the Canvas dashboard.

TROUBLESHOOTING **Cypress students were unable to login during the first few days because they did not have the Fullerton tab. FIXED: That tab has now been added to the MyGateway accounts of  Cypress students. **Users can also go directly to the CAS portal at fullcoll.instructure.com. Here, users login with their MyGateway credentials with no @sign in front of the Banner id. **Even if users can login into MyGateway, some are still reporting trouble getting into Canvas. This may be caused by multiple resets of the MyGateway password, and then trying to login without waiting for the system to sync up with the new password. FIX: Reset password ONCE and then wait a while before logging in again.

ONLINE.FULLCOLL.EDU

As I have indicated before, I will continue to send out updates to this piloteer email list as relevant information comes to light during the pilot. However, I will also be archiving all of these updates on online.fullcoll.edu under the Canvas tab for easy access. Please refer to this website, and direct others there as well who may not be on this email list. However, anyone can go the Canvas Pilot page on online.fullcoll.edu to get on this email update list.

Number 14

Dear Canvas Piloteers,   I hope that Week 2 is going well for you. After a few initial hiccups, we seem to be off to a great start.  

CANVAS OPEN FORUM Don’t forget that it is this Friday, 10 am, Bldg 200, upstairs Room 224. Come show your support!  

ADDING AN IMAGE TO YOUR COURSE TILE IN THE DASHBOARD During trainings in the past month, piloteers have been excited about making their courses “look pretty.” Now you can. The feature for adding an image to your course tile in the dashboard has now been enabled.   Instructions: Inside your course, go to Settings. Under Course Details, the first option is “Image.” Just click on it, and you can upload an image of your choice. Like this one for example:   Some of you used this feature in the free Canvas site, and so now you can knock yourselves out in our fullcoll.instructure.com site.  

UPDATE ON STUDENT EMAILS In a previous update, I provided instructions for students and instructors to add emails to their accounts. Right now, you and students need to do this under Account, Settings, Ways to Contact. When our Fullerton College data was pushed to populate our instance of Canvas, the emails were not included. This was a choice made by District IS for the pilot. However, if we adopt Canvas permanently, we can ask preferred emails to be included in the data push along with the rosters.  To be clear, this is not a problem with Canvas. It was a security choice for the pilot. Note: You can still message students in the Inbox without the input of their emails—these messages can only be viewed in the Canvas Inbox and will not be pushed to their email addresses. However, some apps and other functions, such as Turnitin, will not operate without emails in the Canvas accounts.

TURNITIN Now live! For instructions, please go here: http://online.fullcoll.edu/turnitin/

TRAINING On-campus trainings are now being added to the Spring 2017 Staff Development Calendar (MyGateway, Employee tab). The February schedule is up. The remainder of the semester will be input soon.

CANVAS HELP 24/7 Helpline: 844-600-4948 Note: If students are having problems logging in, they can contact the MyGateway Helpline: 714-808-4849

Number 13

Hello Fullerton College,  

Friendly reminder! This Friday, we are having a campus-wide Canvas Open Forum. When: Friday, February 10, 10 am to 12 noon. Where: Bldg 200, upstairs, Room 224.

Agenda: Keynote speaker Steve Klein of Butte College, director of the Online Education Initiative. Representatives from Canvas will give an expert demonstration and field questions. Two of our own faculty, Roger Perez and Lina Callahan, will demonstrate how they use Canvas for teaching. Questions and answer session.   Everyone is invited. The purpose of this forum is to inform the campus about the Online Education Initiative and the possible permanent adoption of Canvas as the campus online learning management system (LMS). The vote is slated to go to the Senate in May, and this forum is your chance to join the conversation. To be clear, this is not a Canvas training session; it is a “town hall meeting” event.  

Here are some important reasons to attend:  

  1. Show your support for Canvas! A large campus-wide gathering will help to establish support for the permanent adoption of Canvas, which goes to a Senate vote in May.
  2. Get an introduction to Canvas: Don’t know what Canvas is and why the California Community College system has adopted it? Come find out why.
  3. Learn about the Online Education Initiative! This initiative is not only funding Canvas indefinitely for the CCC system, it will provide some important services, including online tutoring.
  4. Unsure why a learning management system (LMS) is important to everyone on campus? Come learn why a LMS is crucial to learning on every higher education campus in 2017.

Number 12

Dear Canvas Piloteers, Thank you for your patience and being eyes on the ground during our first live week of Canvas. This should be my last update for the week, and I promise you to keep them at a minimum for the rest of the semester. It was important that I keep you informed of rapidly changing information during the first week as we get settled in. The Canvas help desk also has this updated information so that they can help our students, as well.   CYPRESS STUDENTS This week, we discovered that Cypress students had difficulty logging into Canvas because they do not have a Fullerton tab in their MyGateway accounts. The work around was for them to login here: https://fullcoll.instructure.com/login/cas Anyone can login at this portal if MyGateway is down. Remember, no @sign in front of the Banner id here, though.   HOWEVER! Great news! I contacted the MyGateway manager, Brad Rippe, at the district, and he has now added a Fullerton tab in MyGateway for  all Cypress students who are currently taking FC classes. Hopefully, we can keep that as an automated component moving forward.  

CANVAS WEBINAR TRAINING The response to fill the last 5 spots to be one of the 20 in the Canvas webinar training group was rapid and overwhelming. The spots were filled within about 3 minutes of me posting the email call. Thank you for your enthusiasm! It is much appreciated. I have sent an email to the webinar cohort letting them know what the next step is. If any of those people decide to give up their spots, I have kept an alternate list of those of you who responded to the call. I will let you know if a spot becomes available.  

CANVAS TRAINING FOR ALL Of course! There will also be regular training in Canvas on campus throughout the year offered through Staff Development, and our Online Training Certificate. Plus, I am available for one-on-one appointments. I have also started posting training links at online.fullcoll.edu under Canvas Training for Faculty. I will continue to add to this, and expand what my office will offer.   Outside our campus, there are Canvas training video archives, manuals, and all other informational materials at guides.instructure.com. YouTube and Lynda.com has many Canvas videos, and all faculty are encouraged to take @One courses.

THANK YOU Thank you all for being early adopters of Canvas. More than 1/3 of our faculty will be using Canvas this semester. I appreciate your willingness to be a leader in helping our campus become proficient in Canvas. https://fullcoll.instructure.com/login/cas

Number 11

Dear Canvas Piloteers,

Here are a few more insights gleaned from our first week of live Canvas– CYPRESS STUDENTS Cypress students do not have the Fullerton tab inside MyGateway, so they have to login to Canvas through the direct login page at fullcoll.instructure.com/login/canvas. Note: If they do not include /login/canvas after fullcoll.instructure.com, the NOCCCD secure authentication portal pops up when this is typed into the URL bar. They may not be able login there. Persistence is the answer. If fullcoll.instructure.com/login/canvas is typed in several times to Google Chrome, the Canvas login page will eventually appear. After several attempts at logging in, the students have been able to get in.

CANVAS MOBILE APP To add the Canvas mobile app, go to the app store on a smartphone. Download the Canvas app. Then, the app will ask for which college you are from. Type in fullcoll, and click on the arrow. Patience is the key here. The NOCCCD login portal will appear. Login and wait. The screen will go blank for a bit, but the computer is thinking. Put the phone down, drink some tea, and then come back. Your Canvas dashboard will appear.

BROWSERS Canvas is partners with Google and so Chrome operates the best.

ADDING TAs or OBSERVERS I have to do this. Email me the person’s name, email address, and course that they need to be added to. If the person is a registered FC student or instructor, only one step is necessary. That person just needs to respond to an email inviting him or her to join your course. If that person is not in the system (e.g. a TA from CSUF), then I have to make a user account for them, and then invite them to join the course.

Number 10

Dear Canvas Piloteers,   T

RAINING FROM CANVAS Under our pilot contract, Canvas offers webinar training for 20 faculty members. You will have access to these webinars for up to a year. I need to fill 5 more spots, so if you would like access to this free online Canvas training, you may have a spot. I will add the first 5 people who get back to me in the next 24 hours.  

ON THE LIST ALREADY? PLEASE CONFIRM The list below is of the people that I have added to the list so far. Please check this list. If you are on it and DO NOT wish to have a training spot, let me know, and I can give that spot away.  

ACCESSING THE TRAINING Once the list is set, I will send out information for how to access the trainings to people on the list. It would be nice to have representation in every division so that you can be OF help to your colleagues.   Canvas Training List

  1. Lisa Montagne
  2. Darnell Kemp
  3. Anupama Mande
  4. Gary Graves
  5. Angela Henderson
  6. Roger Perez
  7. Laura Mellela
  8. Deborah Paige
  9. Lina Callahan
  10. Nancy Ikeda
  11. Sergio Banda
  12. Marcus Wilson
  13. Pete Snyder
  14. Dale Craig

Number 9

Hello Canvas Piloteers,

EMAILING STUDENTS In order for you to be able to email students from inside Canvas, students need to login through MyGateway (Fullerton tab, scroll down to Canvas icon—same as you do). Then, add the email address that they want you to use to contact them. One of the reasons that they have to do this is because Fullerton College does not issue students college email addresses, and so we have no database of emails to draw into Canvas from Banner. Instructions for students to add email: On the Canvas dashboard, go to Account, Settings. Then, add email addresses to “Ways To Contact” in the upper, right-hand corner. Instructions for emailing students: Go to the Inbox icon on the dashboard menu on the left-hand side. Then, choose which class to email from the drop-down menu. You can also choose to email individual students, as well.

MYGATEWAY SLOW-DOWN Yesterday, some people reported an error message when logging into Canvas through MyGateway. This had nothing to do with Canvas. The District IS office reported that there was a glitch in the process that handles people resetting passwords, which happens in droves on the first day of school. Today, they are also reporting some other glitches that have to do with Internet browsers. Again, nothing to do with Canvas. We are supposed to login to Canvas through MyGateway for security authentication reasons, so continue to do that normally. However, if there is a problem with MyGateway on a particular day, you can go to fullcoll.instructure.com/login/canvas. Please use this portal with discretion. Thank you for your patience with this!

HELP WITH CANVAS For faculty and students—just click on Help on the left-hand side dashboard menu. We have a 24/7 Canvas hotline there. You can call, email, or chat. CANVAS OPEN FORUM Even if you have attended trainings, we would still like you to show up. Here’s why:Show your support for Canvas! A large campus-wide gathering will help to establish support for the permanent adoption of Canvas, which goes to a Senate vote in May.

Introduce Canvas to colleagues! Know people who haven’t seen or tried Canvas yet? Bring them along to the forum to find out more.

Learn about the Online Education Initiative! This initiative is not only funding Canvas indefinitely for the CCC system, it will provide some important services, including online tutoring. February 10, 2017: 10 – 12, Room 224 Keynote speaker, Steven Klein, Director of the Online Education Initiative There will also be Canvas representatives, a Q and A session, and a faculty panel. Come learn more about the Canvas learning management system, and the Spring 2017 campus-wide pilot.   Click here for Canvas Pilot Spring 2017 page at online.fullcoll.edu.  

Number 8

Hello Canvas Piloteers,

Happy first day of the spring semester.  

There have been reports of trouble logging into Canvas today. The MyGateway authentication system appears to be overburdened because it is the first day of the semester. Both Canvas and District IS are checking out the situation. Thank you for your patience, and try logging in again in a little while.

Number 7

Three reasons to attend the Canvas Open Forum

Hello Canvas Piloteers,

Even if you have attended trainings, we would still like you to show up. Here’s why:Show your support for Canvas! A large campus-wide gathering will help to establish support for the permanent adoption of Canvas, which goes to a Senate vote in May.

Introduce Canvas to colleagues! Know people who haven’t seen or tried Canvas yet? Bring them along to the forum to find out more.

Learn about the Online Education Initiative! This initiative is not only funding Canvas indefinitely for the CCC system, it will provides some important services, including online tutoring.

 Here’s the deets! Canvas Open Forum February 10, 2017: 10 – 12, Room 224 Keynote speaker, Steven Klein, Director of the Online Education Initiative There will also be Canvas representatives, a Q and A session, and a faculty panel. Come learn more about the Canvas learning management system, and the Spring 2017 campus-wide pilot.  

ALSO! PUBLISHER APPS Cengage Learning MindLinks and McGraw-Hill are now installed in Canvas. You can find them under Navigation. Drag them up to appear on your course menu.

Number 6 Hello

Canvas Piloteers,

MARK YOUR CALENDARS/Tell a friend! February 10, 2017: 10 – 12, Room 224 Canvas Open Forum Keynote speaker, Steven Klein, Director of the Online Education Initiative There will also be Canvas representatives, a Q and A session, and a faculty panel. Come learn more about the Canvas learning management system, and the Spring 2017 campus-wide pilot.

HELP WITH CANVAS For faculty and students—just click on Help on the left-hand side dashboard menu. We have a 24/7 Canvas phone hotline. Today, I timed them. They answered in 10 seconds! Also, when you “Report a Problem,” this is the same as sending an email for help.

AWESOME FEATURES Creative Commons is now set up in our fullcoll.instructure.com account.   You can also cross-list your courses! That means you can merge courses sections (something we could not do before). Click here for instructions, or call the hotline for help.   The Attendance tool, the Chat Room, and Crocodoc in SpeedGrader should also be set up as well.   We are working on a full integration of TurnItIn, but it is not ready yet. Thank you for your patience on this. In the meantime, you can always still send students directly to the TurnItIn site.

ONLINE TRAINING The training presentations from this week’s Canvas 2-day boot camp can be found here.   LOGGING IN Reminder! Your Spring 2017 courses are now available. How to login to Canvas for faculty and students: Go to MyGateway, and look under the Fullerton tab. Scroll down to the Canvas icon, and this will take you to your Canvas dashboard.

START-UP INSTRUCTIONS—these were updated last on January 26, 2017. Check here frequently for the most recent updates. Click here for the Canvas Start-up Instructions

FEEDBACK In late March or early April, you will be asked to take a survey about your experience using Canvas. You will also ask your students to take one, too. More specifics about this will be provided. This data will be used by the Faculty Senate to assess adopting Canvas permanently as an Online Education Initiative college.   Click here for Canvas Pilot Spring 2017 page at online.fullcoll.edu.  

Number 5  

Hello Canvas Piloteers,

Your Spring 2017 courses are now available. LOGGING IN How to login to Canvas for faculty and students: Go to MyGateway, and look under the Fullerton tab. Scroll down to the Canvas icon, and this will take you to your Canvas dashboard.

START-UP INSTRUCTIONS—these were updated last on January 10, 2017. Check here frequently for the most recent updates. Click here for the Canvas Start-up Instructions

MARK YOUR CALENDARS February 10, 2017: 10 – 12, Room 224 Canvas Open Forum Keynote speaker, Steven Klein, Director of the Online Education Initiative There will also be Canvas representatives, a Q and A session, and a faculty panel. Come learn more about the Canvas learning management system, and the Spring 2017 campus-wide pilot.

FEEDBACK In late March or early April, you will be asked to take a survey about your experience using Canvas. You will also ask your students to take one, too. More specifics about this will be provided. This data will be used by the Faculty Senate to assess adopting Canvas permanently as an Online Education Initiative college.   Click here for Canvas Pilot Spring 2017 page at online.fullcoll.edu.  

Number 4

Hello Canvas Piloteers,

As indicated in the previous update email, District IS is working on programming your course shells. As of today, we anticipate that this process will be done by the end of this week. If this should change, I will let you know. Barring any unforeseen problems, your course shells should be ready no later than Monday. In the meantime, keep working on your courses in your free Canvas account at canvas.instructure.com. If you do not have one of these yet, go to the canvas.instructure.com site and make one. Use “Build It,” and not “Try It.

LOGGING IN When the course shells are ready, this is how you will login. I will send another email when it is confirmed that the course shells are ready.   How to login to Canvas for faculty and students: Go to MyGateway, and look for Canvas icon, click on it, and this will take you to your Canvas dashboard at fullcoll.instructure.com. This will be similar to how you have been logging in to Blackboard.

START-UP INSTRUCTIONS—these were updated last on January 10, 2017. Check here frequently for the most recent updates. Click here for the Canvas Start-up Instructions

MARK YOUR CALENDARS February 10, 2017: 10 – 12, Room 224 Canvas Open Forum Keynote speaker, Steven Klein, Director of the Online Education Initiative There will also be Canvas representatives, a Q and A session, and a faculty panel. Come learn more about the Canvas learning management system, and the Spring 2017 campus-wide pilot.   Click here for Canvas Pilot Spring 2017 page at online.fullcoll.edu.  

Number 3

Hello Canvas Piloteers, Welcome to 2017!   As the beginning of the semester approaches in a few weeks, I just wanted to keep you apprised of what is currently planned for the Spring 2017 Canvas Pilot.

TIP OF THE WEEK Login is not ready yet, but this is how you will login when it is ready. When the login is ready, you will receive an email from me.   How to login to Canvas for faculty and students: Go to MyGateway, and look for Canvas icon, click on it, and this will take you to your Canvas dashboard at fullcoll.instructure.com. This will be similar to how you have been logging in to Blackboard.

COURSE SHELLS   Behind the scenes, District I.S. is busily working on hammering out the details of our pilot contract and programming of your course shells. These are not ready yet, so you cannot login yet. However, when they are ready, I will send you an email. In the meantime, keep working on your courses in your free Canvas account at canvas.instructure.com. If you do not have one of these yet, go to the canvas.instructure.com site and make one. Use “Build It,” and not “Try It.”

START-UP INSTRUCTIONS—these were updated last on January 10, 2017. Check here frequently for the most recent updates. Click here for the Canvas Start-up Instructions

MARK YOUR CALENDARS February 10, 2017: 10 – 12, Room 224 Canvas Open Forum Keynote speaker, Steven Klein, Director of the Online Education Initiative There will also be Canvas representatives, a Q and A session, and a faculty panel.

TRAINING If you haven’t attended any training on Canvas yet, it is highly recommended. More trainings have been added, and bigger spaces booked. They are starting this week! Before coming to training, be sure to have your free Canvas account in place at canvas.instructure.com, if do not already have one. Use “Build it,” and not “Try It.”   To sign up for trainings, go the District-wide Staff Development Calendar on MyGateway under the Employee tab.   Lisa   Click here for Canvas Pilot Spring 2017 page at online.fullcoll.edu.

NUMBER 2

DECEMBER 19, 2016

Hello Canvas Piloteers!

I have a few final updates for before winter break:

TIP OF THE WEEK As you think ahead about building your Spring 2017 courses in Canvas, look through the Creative Commons section of your Canvas dashboard. There are countless pieces of open resources there. You can upload modules, quizzes, rubrics, and even entire courses into your Canvas course shells. Click here for Canvas creative commons guides

START-UP INSTRUCTIONS—these were updated on December 19, 2016. Check here frequently for the most recent updates. Click here for the Canvas Start-up Instructions

MARK YOUR CALENDARS February 10, 2017: 10 – 12, Room 224 Canvas Open Forum Keynote speaker, Steven Klein, Director of the Online Education Initiative There will also be Canvas representatives, a Q and A session, and a faculty panel.

TRAINING If you haven’t attended any training on Canvas yet, it is highly recommended. More trainings have been added, and bigger spaces booked.   To sign up, go the District-wide Staff Development Calendar on MyGateway under the Employee tab.   You may also receive one-on-one coaching by appointment by sending an email to: lmontagne@fullcoll.edu.   Happy Holidays! Lisa Click here for Canvas Pilot Spring 2017 page at online.fullcoll.edu.

NUMBER 1 DECEMBER 5, 2016

Hello! Welcome again to the Canvas Pilot for Spring 2017! I have a few updates for you.

TRAINING If you haven’t attended any training on Canvas yet, it is highly recommended. More trainings have been added, and bigger spaces booked.   Upcoming trainings— January 11, Introduction to the Canvas Grade Book January 12, Introduction to Canvas January 18, Introduction to the Canvas Grade Book (currently full) January 23 and 24, Canvas Training 2-day Bootcamp (More spaces are available! So please join us!)   To sign up, go the District-wide Staff Development Calendar on MyGateway under the Employee tab.   You may also receive one-on-one coaching by appointment by sending an email to: lmontagne@fullcoll.edu.

START-UP INSTRUCTIONS Click here for the Canvas Start-up Instructions

TIP To keep up-to-date, frequently check the Staff Development Calendar and the Canvas Pilot Spring 2017 page at online.fullcoll.edu.   So excited that you are going to be a part of this!

Lisa Montagne, Ed.D. Educational Technology Manager | Distance Education Fullerton  lmontagne@fullcoll.edu