Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

This is a friendly reminder that there is only one more semester left for the Blackboard platform. It will be permanently phased out after May 30, 2018.


Overall, the transition to Canvas is going really well: In Fall 2017, we have had unprecedented use of the Canvas LMS on this campus, including 498 active instructors, 16,840 active students, and 1,094 published courses.


If you haven’t already started the transition to Canvas, here are some resources to help you out—


All courses on campus have already been generated in Canvas for Spring 2017, so your course shells are just there waiting for you in Canvas. To find out more about how to get started on Canvas, click here.

You can still use your Blackboard course shells through May 30. The above information is to help you get started on building your Canvas courses for use starting in the Summer 2018 semester. Or, you can start with just one or two courses in the Spring 2018 semester. It’s up to you. You will need to archive your Blackboard materials before May 30, 2018. There will be no more access to the system after this date.

To find out more about exporting your Blackboard courses into Canvas, click here.

The 24/7 Canvas Help Desk can walk you through exporting your Blackboard courses and importing them into Canvas: 844-600-4948. Call this number anytime you have questions or need help with Canvas.

NOTE: If you need to export your Blackboard courses from Fall 2017 and import them into Spring 2018 Blackboard shells, click here for some easy, step-by-step instructions. The Canvas Help Desk will also help you with this—they are happy to help even with Blackboard.

For all other Blackboard help desk inquiries, you and your students call 714-992-7111.


Online Teaching Certificate (TLC) Boot Camp: This three-day training will earn you a certificate in online learning. January 16, 17, and 18, 2018. Sign up on the District-wide Staff Development Calendar (MyGateway, Calendars). Find out more at

2-Day Canvas Training: This two-day training will get you started on Canvas. January 22 and 23, 2018. Sign up on the District-wide Staff Development Calendar (MyGateway, Calendars). You can also earn credit towards the Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC). Find out more at

Spring 2018 FLEX Day sessions: These shorter sessions will be an express introduction to Canvas. January 25, 2018. Sign up on the District-wide Staff Development Calendar (MyGateway, Calendars).

Staff Development Workshops: Two-hour, on-campus workshops will be offered throughout the Spring 2018 semester. Sign up on the District-wide Staff Development Calendar (MyGateway, Calendars). If there are no workshops listed after January 25, 2018, check back on a regular basis to find out the schedule.

Online Canvas training resources: Go to, or to

One-on-one consultation by appointment: Contact Dr. Lisa Montagne, who is available for one-hour sessions by appointment over the phone or on campus in Bldg 100, upstairs, Room 124. Contact her at


Fullerton College Faculty Information Center: Starting next semester, all faculty will be added to the Fullerton College Canvas Faculty Information Center, so that you can look at archived announcements, access important information about using our Canvas system and get regular updates. To opt out of notifications, go into your Canvas Account and set notifications.

24/7 Canvas Help Desk: This number is for you and for your students—844-600-4948. Call this number when you need help with Canvas or have questions. If there is anything that only I can take care of as the Canvas system administrator, they will let me know.


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