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Canvas is a 21st-century cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) that is reliable and easy to use. Canvas also offers a different approach to sharing learning content with your students.
After a successful pilot involving our faculty and students, consensus was gained at the Presidents’ Council meeting to replace Blackboard with Canvas as Nova Southeastern’s official Learning Management System (LMS). Based on the extensive evaluation of the pilot, recommendations from the faculty and students were due to the following:
Along with enhancing the quality of our courses, the move to Canvas strategically aligns with NSU’s Vision 2020 in pursuing and defining the Nova Southeastern University of tomorrow.
All courses will be taught on Blackboard beginning Fall 2018. During Summer 2018, faculty have the option to teach on Blackboard or Canvas unless your summer courses end after August 15th. If your summer course ends after August 15th, you must teach your course on Canvas, as we will no longer have Blackboard available to conduct classes after that time.
Take a look at this timeline to take note of key events happening during this transition.
Canvas has many feature improvements over Blackboard in which you should become familiar.
The Canvas LMS features a dashboard where instructors and students can see all of their courses and can customize the dashboard to color code their courses. The featured To Do List on the homepage notifies instructors and students of upcoming tasks. Similar to Blackboard, Canvas features an inline grading tool called the SpeedGrader. Instructors can personalize their feedback by recording short videos, audio clips, and it will transform your speech into text. Instructors can also view the grading rubric and Criteria Description while grading students’ assignments in the SpeedGrader. The Canvas Mobile app is an essential tool for teaching and learning on the go. Instructors and students can use the Mobile App to actively engage and collaborate with course participants.
Take a look at the Blackboard to Canvas Comparison Sheet that summarizes the differences in workflow from Blackboard to Canvas.
First, let us say "Congratulations! Your content has been migrated to Canvas!" j Although we took every step possible to move and organize your existing content, there are still steps that you will need to complete. Please review the list below to note the specific steps you will need to take.
Review modules for:
Review content pages for:
Announcements were imported, but you will need to update announcement dates (or delete them if you want to start fresh).Assignments
Only content that was deployed in Blackboard is available under Files. The entire content collection is available in the Blackboard Content Collection Backup under FilesGroups
Groups may exist but come into a single group set. You may expect them to be multiple group sets and have to recreate themQuizzes
Your Syllabus will be automatically linked to the Syllabus in AppCentral Syllabus Manager toolConferences
Conferences are created on demand - they can be recorded, recordings remain available for 14 days.GotoTraining will also be available.External LTIs
Most commonly used LTIs (like McGraw-Hill, etc) are enabled. If you are using something else that is not available, let us knowMedia Gallery
If you used a media gallery in Blackboard, you may need to recreate the content from SharkMedia.