Canvas Transition

Blackboard Countdown

Touro University California and Touro University Nevada are transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas as the Touro College and University System learning management system.  Blackboard will still be available for instructors to access courses and necessary content information until 30 June 2019.  To help facilitate the transition to Canvas at Touro University California and Touro University Nevada, a Touro Western Division Transition Task Force has been established with Drs. Michael Barbour and Jim O’Connor as co-chairs.

Training Options

A variety of training and support resources are available for all instructors and students.

1. Canvas Help:  24/7 chat, email and phone support from Canvas is available for all students and instructors. Canvas helpdesk agents can assist instructors and students with their live courses, answer how-to questions, and troubleshoot any problems. To access Canvas help, click on the Help button on the bottom left of the dark blue navigation bar in Canvas. Note: you must be in your Canvas account to contact Canvas help.

2. General Live Training via Zoom:  Starting in June, Touro Training Team will be offering regularly scheduled general training sessions via Zoom. These sessions will be open to all faculty. You can see all currently schedule training sessions on the Touro Canvas website. Each session will be 1.5 hours – about 45 minutes of presentation and 45 minutes of questions and answers. The following topics will be covered during these training sessions: 

  • accessing and navigating Canvas
  • viewing rosters
  • adding course files,
  • using the Canvas Syllabus
  • adding an Assignment
  • previewing the course as a student
  • making the course available to students
  • messaging students
  • using the course calendar
  • grading assignments with SpeedGrader
  • viewing the Gradebook and student mastery
  • using different course layouts.

These training sessions will be offered multiple times throughout Touro’s transition to Canvas.  To see a schedule of these sessions:

  • go to the TouroOne Portal and under Canvas click on Touro Canvas Website then select Training Calendar, or
  • click On/Copy the following link http://www.touro.edu/canvas and then select Training Calendar.

3. Self-paced Training Courses in Canvas: All new students and instructors are automatically enrolled in Canvas training courses. These courses will help you get oriented and learn about some of the most commonly used Canvas features.

4. School-specific Training:  The Project Team is working with Touro schools to schedule school-specific live training, either in person or via Zoom. To find out the live training schedule for your school, watch for Canvas training announcements from your school or contact your Dean or Director.

Transition Schedule

Campus Program Semester
TUC Graduate School of Education Spring 2018 (January) / PILOT SITE
TUC School of Nursing Spring 2018 (January) / PILOT SITE
TUN School of Education Spring 2018 (March) / PILOT SITE
TUC Physician Assistant Studies Summer 2018 (June)
TUN Occupational Therapy Summer 2018 (July)
TUN School of Nursing Summer 2018 (July)
TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Fall 2018 (August)
TUC College of Pharmacy Fall 2018 (August)
TUC Public Health Fall 2018 (August)
TUN Physician Assistant Studies Fall 2018 (November)
TUN Physical Therapy Spring 2019 (March)
TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSMHS) Fall 2019 (August)
TUN College of Osteopathic Medicine Fall 2019 (August)

Training Calendar

Local Training at Touro University California

Day and Date Time Topic Location
Wednesday
23 May
noon-1:00pm Introduction to Canvas (COM) Lander Hall 170
Tuesday
12 June
10:00am-11:00am Introduction to Designing Course Content Library Annex 112
Thursday
14 June
10:00am-11:00am Open Session Library Annex 118
Tuesday
19 June
noon-1:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Library Annex 112
Wednesday
20 June
9:30am-10:30am Open Session Library Annex 118
Monday
25 June
10:00am-11:00am Introduction to Designing Course Content Library Annex 118
Tuesday
26 June
10:00am-11:00am Open Session Library Annex 112
Tuesday
03 July
11:00am-noon Introduction to Designing Course Content Library Annex 112
Wednesday
11 July
10:00am-11:00am Introduction to Designing Course Content Library Annex 112
Wednesday
11 July
noon-2:00pm Introduction to Canvas (COP) Library Annex 112
Thursday
12 July
1:00pm-2:00pm Open Session Library Annex 118
Monday
16 July
10:30am-11:30am Introduction to Designing Course Content Library Annex 118
Monday
16 July
12:30pm-1:30pm Introduction to Assignments & Grading Library Annex 112
Tuesday
17 July
1:00pm-2:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content (Public Health) Library Annex 112
Wednesday
18 July
noon-1:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content (Public Health) Library Annex 112
Wednesday
18 July
noon-1:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content (COP) Library Annex 118
Wednesday
18 July
2:00pm-3:00pm Open Session Library Annex 112
Friday
20 July
11:00am-12:00pm Introduction to Assignments & Grading Library Annex 112
Monday
23 July
11:00am-12:00pm Introduction to Assignments & Grading Library Annex 112
Wednesday
25 July
noon-1:00pm Introduction to Assignments and Grading (COP) Library Annex 118
Monday
30 July
2:00pm-3:00pm CANCELLED - Introduction to Assignments & Grading Library Annex 112
Tuesday
31 July
10:00am-11:00am Introduction to Designing Course Content Library Annex 118
Tuesday
31 July
7:00pm-8:30pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Zoom
(register here)
Wednesday
1 August
9:30am-10:30am Introduction to Assignments & Grading Lander Hall 111
Wednesday
1 August
2:00pm-3:00pm Open Session Lander Hall 113
Wednesday
01 August
5:30pm-7:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Zoom
(register here)
Thursday
2 August
4:00pm-5:30pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Zoom
(register here)
Monday
6 August
6:00pm-7:30pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Zoom
(register here)
Wednesday
8 August
6:30pm-8:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Zoom
(register here)
Thursday
9 August
5:30pm-7:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Zoom
(register here)

 

Local Training at Touro University Nevada

Day and Date Time Topic Location
Monday
4 June
1:00pm-2:00pm Getting Started with Canvas as an Instructor Zoom
(Recording)
Monday
19 June
1:00pm-2:30pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Zoom
Tuesday
19 June
9:00am-10:30am Exporting from Blackboard and Importing to Canvas CHHS Conference Room
Tuesday
26 June
9:00am-10:30am Exporting from Blackboard and Importing to Canvas CHHS Conference Room
Tuesday
3 July
9:00am-10:30am Open Session CHHS Conference Room
Tuesday
10 July
9:00am-10:30am Open Session CHHS Conference Room
Tuesday
31 July
11:00am-11:30am How to Create a Sign-up Sheet using the Scheduler Zoom
(Recording)
Tuesday
14 August
11:00am-11:45am Using Kaltura, Sharing My Media to the Media Gallery Zoom
(Recording)
Tuesday
28 August
11:00am-11:30am Uploading Files and Management of Files Zoom
(Recording)
Tuesday
4 September
11:00am-11:30am How to Create Groups and Group Discussions Zoom
Friday
5 October
9:00am-11:00am Introduction to Canvas (PA) Zoom
Monday
8 October
1:00pm-2:00pm Getting Started with Canvas as an Instructor (Nursing) Zoom (Recording)
Tuesday
9 October
11:00am-11:30am Creating/Modifying a Rubric, Adding a Rubric to an Assignment Zoom
Tuesday
30 October
11:00am-11:45am How to Use Google Docs to Collaborate within Canvas Zoom (Recording)
Monday
05 November
9:00am-10:30am Introduction to Designing Course Content The Bullpen - Conference Room D-1102
Monday
05 November
10:30am-12:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content The Bullpen - Conference Room D-1102
Monday
05 November
2:00pm-3:30pm Introduction to Designing Course Content The Bullpen - Conference Room D-1102
Monday
05 November
3:30pm-5:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content The Bullpen - Conference Room D-1102
Tuesday
06 November
9:00am-10:30am Introduction to Designing Course Content Classroom 5 - Teaching Space C-2163
Tuesday
06 November
10:30am-12:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Classroom 5 - Teaching Space C-2163
Tuesday
06 November
2:00pm-3:30pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Classroom 5 - Teaching Space C-2163
Tuesday
06 November
3:30pm-5:00pm Introduction to Designing Course Content Classroom 5 - Teaching Space C-2163

 

Session Descriptions

Introduction to Canvas – An overview of the Canvas learning management system. Functions include managing your profile and settings, deciding on your notifications, going over the dashboard, how to hide courses, etc..

Introduction to Designing Course Content – An overview of the main functions needed to be able to design course content in Canvas. Functions include creating pages, uploading files, adding links, embedding Kaltura videos, etc..

Introduction to Assignments and Grading – An overview of the main functions related to assessment in Canvas. Functions include creating assignments, setting up the gradebook, differentiating assignment due dates and availability dates for students who require accommodations, making assignments available to students, enter grades, etc..

Exporting from Blackboard and Importing to Canvas - A session focused on the process for exporting content from an existing Blackboard course and importing that content into Canvas.

Open Session – A session without a formal agenda. This is an open 60-minute session designed to allow faculty to come and have their specific queries related to Canvas answered. Stay for as long or as little as you need.

Getting Started with Canvas as an Instructor - This session will cover how to get started in a course that is already built in Canvas; global and course navigation, due dates for assignments, discussions, and grading.

How to Create a Sign-up Sheet using the Scheduler - This session will cover using the Calendar Scheduler feature to create a sign-up sheet in Canvas.

Using Kaltura, Sharing My Media to the Media Gallery - This session will cover how to create videos for your course using Kaltura and how to share in other courses

Uploading Files and Management of Files - This session will cover uploading files and managing files, including creating folders, moving files, etc..

How to Create Groups and Group Discussions - This session will cover creating groups for collaborative projects including group discussions. Discussion options and settings will be reviewed as well.

How to Use Google Docs to Collaborate within Canvas - This session will cover creating a Google account with your Touro email and registering the service so you can create collaborative projects for your students in Canvas.

Creating/Modifying a Rubric, Adding a Rubric to an Assignment - This session will cover Outcomes, specifically creating a new rubric, modifying a rubric, and attaching a rubric to an assignment.

Resources

Canvas Guides

Institutional Policies Related to Canvas

Faculty How to Videos

Getting Help

Ways To Get Help in Canvas

  • In this video we outline the variety of ways that you can seek help with figuring out how to do something in Canvas.

Importing and Exporting

Exporting Content and Importing it into Another Shell

  • In this video we describe the process for exporting course content from one Canvas shell and then importing it into another Canvas shell.

Export Your Course in Canvas, But Only Import Certain Content

  • In this video we describe how to export your course in Canvas, but only import certain content. This is particularly important for faculty and staff at Touro University California to ensure that you do not write over the current blueprint with the old blueprint.

Transferring Content From Blackboard to Canvas

  • In this video we describe the process for exporting content from an existing Blackboard course and importing that content into Canvas.

Importing Select Content from Blackboard or Canvas

  • In this video we describe how to export content from Blackboard or Canvas, but then only import selected items from that export file into a new Canvas shell.

Publishing Content

How To Make Your Course Public And Available To Students

  • In this video we describe how to publish your course, make it available to students prior to the beginning of the semester, and then to check for unpublished content.

How To Make Your Course Available To Students

  • In this video we describe how to make your course available to students prior to the beginning of the semester.

How To Publish a Page

  • In this video we describe three ways a faculty member can publish a page to make it available to students.

Files

How to Managing Files

  • In this video we describe how to review files, manage your space, and delete files in Canvas.

How to Linking Files from Box into Canvas

  • In this video we describe how to upload a file to Box, make that file shareable, and then link that file to a page in Canvas.

Kaltura

Using Kaltura To Add Videos

  • In this video we outline how to upload videos to Kaltura and then embed those videos into a "page" in Canvas.

TurnItIn

How to Use TurnItIn to Check Your Own Manuscripts

  • In this video we describe how a faculty member can activate their Canvas-associated account directly at TurnItIn and then use the tool to check their own manuscripts.

Using ExamSoft with Canvas

How to Synchronize ExamSoft With Canvas

  • In this video we describe how to synchronize ExamSoft so that it will pull in the student roster from Canvas and allow a single sign-on between the two systems.

Account Management

Hiding Courses From Your Dashboard

  • In this video we describe the process for hiding courses from your dashboard in Canvas.

Change The Course Time Zone

  • In this video we demonstrate how to change the time zone of each of your courses in Canvas from Eastern to Pacific.

Touro University California Blueprint

Personalizing the Touro University California Blueprint (Spring 2019)

  • In this video we outline the three specific items that instructors need to update in the Touro University California blueprint that has been applied to their course during the Spring 2019 semester.

Personalizing the Touro University California Blueprint (Summer/Fall 2018)

  • In this video we outline the five specific items that instructors need to update in the Touro University California blueprint that has been applied to their course during the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters.

Administrative Functions

Making Crosslisted Courses Available To Students

  • In this video we outline how to make crosslisted courses available to students prior to the beginning of the semester or after the semester has concluded.

TUWD Faculty Guides

Student How to Videos

Setting Up Your Canvas Account

  • In this video we provide an overview of some of the steps that students should take when they first login to Canvas.

Update Your Canvas Profile

  • In this video we provide an overview of how students can update the settings of their profile, add ways for Canvas to contact them, and then update their notification settings.

Changing Your Time Zone in Canvas

  • In this video we provide an overview of how to change your default time zone from Eastern Time to Pacific Time.

E-mailing One or Multiple Teachers

  • In this video we describe how students can e-mail a single teacher or multiple teachers at the same time.

News & Updates

Rewarding… Reflections on Completing “Designing Online Courses for Accessibility”

June 4, 2019

You know that feeling when you complete something and reflect on how rewarding it was? Well I just finished the online canvas course titled, “Designing Online Courses for Accessibility.” I really liked it.  I took about 4 hours total to complete and taught me so much.  I loved how it was presented and the content […]

Faculty Development Opportunity – Designing Online Courses for Accessibility

May 20, 2019

Good Morning All!I wanted to bring to your attention a self-paced course that was created by Debbie Millican, an Instructional Designer for College of Health and Human Services at Touro University Nevada. The course looks at strategies to make online content to be both Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act […]

Only Two Months Remain In Our Blackboard Contract!!!

May 1, 2019

Just a reminder that today is the first day of May.  That means that you have exactly two months left before we will no longer have access to Blackboard. A screen shot from the CILT website (see https://western.touro.edu/cilt/canvas/ ) Please note that the Canvas team – both in New York and locally – have been taking […]

TC SHS – Summer 2019 Workshop Offerings via Zoom

April 17, 2019

ALL TIMES LISTED IN THIS MESSAGE ARE IN PACIFIC TIME Summer 2019 Workshop Offerings Registration Instructions: Please click on the date and time for the webinar(s) for which you would like to register, and then complete the registration form. You will be sent a confirmation email following completion of the registration form. All webinars will […]

Canvas Tech Tip!

April 9, 2019

If you would like to use the New Gradebook in Canvas, go to your Canvas course and then down to Settings on the course menu. Click on the Feature Options tab, and turn on New Gradebook as shown below. There are many great options added to the new gradebook and are explained at the website […]

Final Countdown: End of Blackboard Use @ Touro

April 1, 2019

We are about 90 days away from the end of Blackboard use at Touro. This means that after June 30, 2019, you will no longer be able to access your Blackboard courses. Although all your course content will be saved by the TCUS IT in a secure location, these files will only be accessed in […]