Canvas Implementation Plan

Abilene Christian University starts campus-wide implementation of Canvas in Fall of 2015.  Some courses have already been offered in Spring 2015, and some in summer 2015 as well.

Here are a few resources you can use to become familiar with Canvas.

Training:

  • Adams Center offers regular training sessions about Canvas, including introductory sessions and various uses of Canvas, for instance, how to use Canvas grades, assignments and apps.  Consider signing up for these sessions to learn more about Canvas even if you are not using it this semester. Check here for sessions about Canvas. If your department wants to schedule some sessions in a small group setting, let us know and we can arrange that.

Other resources:

  • You can also learn to use Canvas by watching Lynda.com video on Canvas.  We highly recommend you complete this course before teaching in Canvas.  ACU has a site license for Lynda.com.  Check this page for instructions if you have issues logging into Lynda.com.
  • Canvas also provides a great variety of tutorials on various topics related to the uses of Canvas here.   If you need help with specific tasks in Canvas, we would recommend you search the guides.
  • Adams Center also develops a Canvas Orientation Course, including some ACU-specific content.  Check here to see the course.  Contact Berlin Fang if you want to be enrolled and participate in course activities as a student. If you participated in one of our training sessions, we might have you enrolled in the course already.

Course design support:

  • The Adams Center instructional design team (Berlin Fang and David Christianson) will work with you to design or redesign your course, or explore options for migration from another system.

Migration implementation support:

  • Please contact Dr. Marisa Beard (extension 2855) if you have any questions related to the implementation timeline and arrangements.

 

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