On July 31st, CELT sent an email to all faculty scheduled to teach using Canvas letting them know that fall courses were available, where to find the Canvas workshop schedule, and where to find additional support resources.
The information in the email is below:
Welcome to Canvas, Keene State’s new learning management system!
The Canvas login can be accessed from the blue footer on the http://www.keene.edu home page.
Your courses are now available!
Your fall 2014 courses have been created and are available. Please login to Canvas and verify that your course list is accurate. [Please note that class rosters will not be posted until the week before the semester begins.] At this time you will find more courses listed than you are scheduled to teach as well as a practice course for those who participated in a Canvas workshop. As the courses have been created, a separate section has been created for the Continuing Education (CE) section of your course.
To distinguish between courses in your courses list, hover your mouse over the title. The full course ID will appear. If you see a course with a “C” in the course id (INGEOL-110-03C-FA14), please do not use it! You can use the ‘customize’ link to hide/unhide courses in your list. It is recommended that you hide all the CE sections.
If you’re enrolled in a course you’re not scheduled to teach or if a course is missing let us know as soon as possible.
CELT is offering a variety of workshops throughout the fall semester and beyond to introduce Canvas and to learn more about its rich feature set. We recommend you begin with Introduction to Canvas; in this workshop you’ll be given a practice course to experiment with or use to begin developing a future course offering.
You can also check out Getting to Know Canvas
https://keene.instructure.com/courses/225656/ , an open Canvas course containing resource material that should help to answer some questions, particularly during evenings and weekends.
Here is the link to the workshop schedule and signup. Workshops will continue to be added to the calendar throughout the semester and into next year, so be sure to check back often – http://goo.gl/AfCQh9
We’re also offering Canvas Study Hall sessions to provide you with a place to enhance your Canvas courses with a Canvas “expert” present to help with questions that arise.