Blackboard to Canvas Transition
UW Bothell is in the final stages of moving from Blackboard to Canvas. All classes should currently be taught in Canvas. Faculty, students and staff have until Dec. 31, 2013 to archive any material currently stored on Blackboard.
UWB Learning Technologies has provided Canvas tutorials and resources that are all available through this page.
Some of the guides that may help ease the transition process include:
What is Canvas?
Canvas is a learning management system used by all three UW campuses.
Canvas courses are automatically created and provisioned for faculty through the UW registration system.
Instructors can use Canvas to:
Key Features of Canvas
Canvas has many features that make it stand out from other LMSs, including:
Smooth course organization and navigation
A course file repository, a central place where instructors can upload course files and link them to areas in the course
The Rich Content Editor, including a video integration feature available in most course tools
A wide range of communication options--offering users the option to notify them of changes in the course via Facebook, Twitter, email or text message
The SpeedGrader tool (available within Canvas and as an app for the iPad) allows instructors to quickly grade and send assignments to the gradebook
Built-in rubrics that help wtih assessing online coursework and communicating expected assignment quality
Embedded video functionality
Discussion boards that function as a space for discourse, conversation, and communication
Users' calendars and syllabi sync with course due dates