Issue 4: Project update and closing out the Fall semester
The campus Canvas transition has started off Fall 2022 with over 1,650 courses taught by over 580 instructors with over 18,000 students enrolled in Canvas courses. We so much appreciate the efforts of these early adopter faculty but are also looking forward toward Spring 2023 and our full move to Canvas in Fall 2023. For Spring 2023, all University courses will be added to Canvas by default. Instructors wishing to continue teaching in iLearn for this semester will need to visit https://classdata.sfsu.edu/ where they can login and shift any or all of their appointed courses back to iLearn.
Not sure if you’re ready to move yet? Check out this video to help walk through some points to consider when thinking about whether you want to use Canvas or iLearn this coming semester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJJVuB8D8dw
Training and support opportunities
Academic Technology and CEETL have teamed up to offer a wide range of training and support opportunities to faculty including workshops, one-on-one engagements with Canvas specialists and a wide range of documentation and self-guided training offerings. The Canvas support team recently expanded workshop offerings to include more focused workshops on Canvas interaction tools and course design within the Canvas environment, with more focused workshop topics on assignments, quizzes and grading coming soon.
Have an idea for a workshop you would like to see? Let us know in the community forum.
Another new support option beginning this month is the Canvas Coaches program, facilitated through CEETL. Canvas Coaches are faculty members who have been using Canvas in the Summer and Fall semesters, or have taught using Canvas at other institutions, who want to share their experiences and expertise with other faculty. To schedule an appointment with a Canvas Coach, email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone on the CEETL team will put you in contact based on your availability and schedule.
iLearn video availability in Canvas
iLearn video is an application that Academic Technology built by AT and integrated with iLearn since 2012, allowing video content to be uploaded to courses both by faculty or students. iLearn Video functionality is now available in Canvas as of October 12, 2022 and available to all faculty and students using the platform. We have prepared a guide for faculty for using iLearn video in Canvas, and more support documentation will be posted soon.
Grading and closing out the Fall semester
Fall 2022 grades are due on Wednesday, December 28th. Canvas has prepared a comprehensive guide on the gradebook within Canvas, and more gradebook specific documentation is coming soon under the Canvas heading on the AT support document site. Campus will be closed the week grades are due, so get your grading questions in by December 23rd! Looking to the future With Summer semester behind us, Fall almost complete and Spring on the horizon, we’re well on our way through this transition. Fall 2023 is not too far away, and if you haven’t looked at Canvas or begun your transition, now is the time to begin taking advantage of learning and support opportunities to answer any questions you may have before you take the plunge. As always, any feedback or ideas are welcomed on the community forum. We look forward to hearing from you.