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Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Update

Office of the ProvostJan 20, 2016

Canvas Updates
Phase 2 of Sakai-Canvas Migration Completed; Phase 3 Underway
The CTL is excited to announce that Phase 2 of the migration from Sakai to Canvas was completed just before winter break. This was a significant effort and the CTL staff would like to thank everyone who assisted with this phase of migration. Phase 3 has now begun and includes migrations for COP, Dugoni and McGeorge. If you haven't submitted a request for your course to be migrated by CTL's Instructional Design Services, you can do so here. Sakai will be archived as of June 30, 2016. Content will not be migrated after that date.  

WebEx and Mediasite Integrated into Canvas
Another big announcement is the two new, major integrations into Canvas: WebEx and Mediasite. WebEx provides video conferencing and Mediasite provides video hosting and screen capture. If you missed the demonstrations at the end of Fall, don't worry; CTL is devoting every Tech Tuesday during the spring semester to sessions aimed at learning WebEx and Mediasite. Check the CTL calendar for times and stop by for one-on-one assistance with Instructional Media Coordinator Martin Lehman.  

Student, Faculty and Staff Photos Now in Canvas
In response to numerous requests from faculty and others, Canvas now includes student, faculty and staff photos. These photos come from the PacificCardTM Office and will show up under the People page, in Discussions, or anywhere student profiles appear. Faculty members are encouraged to add bios, websites, etc. to their profile pages. While students can change the photos in their profiles, images are uploaded every day, so photos they upload will be replaced by the PacificCardTM photo. Students wishing to have their profile pictures removed entirely can do so by contacting the CSC Help Desk.  

Upcoming Canvas Trainings
The CTL is offering Canvas training sessions on January 20 and 25, at various times; click here for the complete schedule. These sessions offer an overview of Canvas essentials, from accessing a Canvas course to creating announcements, content pages, assignments, discussions, quizzes and modules. Other discussion items include publishing items and courses, using the Canvas gradebook and SpeedGrader, and adding people to courses. Bring your questions! Trainings are customized to participants' needs.  

Tiger Domains Showcase on January 22 Last semester, nine faculty members and their students participated in Tiger Domains, a pilot initiative that builds students' digital literacies through web-based course projects. On January 22, several participating faculty members and students will share what they created and learned. This pilot was funded by a TEC (Technology in Education Committee) grant and the Center for Teaching and Learning and was based upon A Domain of One's Own, a precursor to programs like Tiger Domains at various campuses across the country.

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