Countdown to Canvas: 6 weeks to go
Please be sure you have extracted everything you need from Blackboard and Moodle, since access to those systems ends on June 30. See Considerations in Leaving Blackboard and Moodle for more details; for quick guidance on downloading class gradebooks and archives, see directions to do so for Blackboard or for Moodle.
Further, please consider carefully:
- Are there old courses that you haven’t taught for some time, but you don’t want to leave behind? Don’t forget those!
- Are there old courses that someone else in your department taught, but that person has since left MiraCosta, and your department has permission to reuse course content? If so, contact Karen Turpin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance in bringing such content over to Canvas.
Finally, if you are still getting up to speed on Canvas, keep in mind:
- The plethora of great locally-developed and selected Canvas resources available to you.
- The 24-7 instructor hotline for Canvas support – it remains available throughout the summer: 1-833-345-2890 and is your best option for quick “how do I do this in Canvas” or “why isn’t Canvas doing what I think it should do” types of questions.
- The TIC will be closed for its transformation into the brand-new Teaching & Learning Center during the first part of the summer, but Karen and I are working and available to you throughout the summer – feel free to contact either of us with questions that go beyond what the Canvas hotline can provide.