Need to know!
As Canvas runs on a terms system, courses close to students two weeks after the term ends. For the Fall, this means that courses closed for students on January 3, 2022. Faculty still retain read-only access to their courses and to student submissions. Our dedicated Canvas website details how to access your courses once the term has ended, and how to access student submissions. This site provides detailed guides about accessing your courses and student submissions. Our site can be found here: https://canvas.bryant.edu/terms-in-canvas/
We kindly request that you have your courses published by January 13th even if you plan not to use Canvas or will be using Canvas in a limited capacity. Publishing your courses allows students to see the courses on their Dashboards and avoids confusion/anxiety about enrollment. See the following guide for information about how to publish your Canvas course: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-publish-a-course/ta-p/1185
A friendly reminder, too, that Announcements will not send to students unless a course is published.
If you would like to combine multiple sections of a course, you may do so on your own. Please make sure to do this before the term starts – otherwise, student submission data will not be saved. Guide: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-cross-list-a-section-in-a-course-as-an-instructor/ta-p/1261
If you have any questions about Canvas, please email the CTE directly at email@example.com right away.
WHAT IS CANVAS?
Canvas is a course management system that supports online learning and teaching. It allows professors to post grades, information, and assignments online. It is being used by universities and colleges all over the world.
Canvas offers a more user-friendly experience for students, staff, and faculty, and provides tools and features that can expand learning activities, improve assessment strategies, and provide new opportunities for collaboration. Program coordinators and Chairs will find the Outcomes Assessment features in Canvas particularly helpful in assessing course- and program level learning outcomes. Coordination of multi-section courses is also much easier for both instructors and course coordinators with tools to combine sections for to create “blueprints” for multiple sections.
Canvas’s mobile app for both instructors and students offer a huge improvement over other learning management systems. Apps are available for both iOS and Android.