Canvas Transition

Blackboard Countdown

Touro University California  and Touro University Nevada will begin to transition 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

Faculty How to Videos

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.

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.

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.

Personalizing the Touro University California Blueprint

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

TUC Canvas Training Sessions – Your Input

November 14, 2018

I wanted to share some resources that have recently been updated, and I also wanted to ask for your assistance in shaping future training sessions provided via Zoom by the TCUS Canvas team.  To date, the team has provided or scheduled 117 different sessions on 13 different topics. As we continue to move forward, I want to give TUC […]

TUN Canvas Training Follow-Up

November 7, 2018

I want to thank those who were able to attend the Canvas training sessions this past Monday and Tuesday.  It was a pleasure meeting each of you, and I look forward to continuing to work with you throughout the Canvas transition.  For those you were unable to attend, the session that I provided was similar […]

TUN COM Canvas Training Sessions

October 29, 2018

Please note that the Canvas Transition Co-Chairs Jim O’Connor and Michael Barbour will be delivering basic introduction to Canvas training sessions on: Monday, 05 November 9am-10:30am (The Bullpen – Conference Room D-1102) 10:30am-noon (The Bullpen – Conference Room D-1102) 2pm-3:30pm (The Bullpen – Conference Room D-1102) 3:30pm-5pm (The Bullpen – Conference Room D-1102) Tuesday, 06 […]

Canvas Tech Tip of the Week! Peer Review

October 18, 2018

Canvas has a Peer Review tool that is great for individual assignments such as a written paper where you would like other students to critique the assignment. You can also use the Peer Review for group assignments by clicking on the box “Allow intra-group peer reviews”. Peer reviews can be manually assigned or automatically assigned […]

An Interesting Use of Canvas – TP Msg. #1672 Making Online Ed Personal

October 15, 2018

The Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter is a weekly faculty development e-mail provided by the Office of the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning at Stanford University.  It covers issues ranging from assessment to instructional design to various pedagogical topics to issues of research. In this issue, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty – an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Indiana University – discusses […]

Additional Canvas Training

September 4, 2018

I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the fact that the TCUS Canvas Team have added more Canvas training session to their Canvas training calendar.  To see the training topics and when these sessions are offered, go to the main Touro Canvas website at https://www.touro.edu/canvas and click on the TRAINING CALENDAR button (the direct […]