Canvas for Faculty

Canvas Resources

Implementation Plan

  • Fall 2018 – Initial training opportunities, all faculty receive accounts and sandbox course – Completed
  • Spring 2019 – RCC to offer pilot courses in Canvas – In Process
    Workshops conducted on multiple dates
  • Summer 2019 – All SU19 courses based in Canvas
    Workshops continue

Future Faculty Workshops @ RCC

Workshop Title Date Day Time Room Notes
Customization and Calendar – Glenns 1/29/2019 T 12:20 PM G157 Recording
Coffee with Canvas – via ZOOM All Summer W 9:00 AM Zoom  

Recorded External Training Sessions

From the VCCS:

Click on Title to View recording (will open in New Window or Tab) – May need to click recording once to start.

Course Migration from Blackboard

One advantage to moving to a new LMS is the opportunity to reevaluate how we engage with our students.  This is an opportunity to examine course items to make sure that outcomes, assessments, and resources are appropriately aligned, and extraneous elements are removed. We have the following options to develop your course in Canvas:
  • Rebuild the course in Canvas from scratch (recommended).
  • Export the Blackboard course and bring certain elements into Canvas as you build your course (Very workable).
  • Migrate the entire course from Blackboard to Canvas (not recommended, compatibility issues).

Migration Aids

Getting Set up for a New Semester

Content in Canvas

Resource Documents

Testing in Canvas

Video in Canvas

Arc – a built in video tool for instructors and students – Arc Guides

Resource Document – Learning with Video and ARC – Best Practices

For questions concerning Canvas, student enrollments, student usernames, etc., please contact the RCC Canvas Administrator, Timothy Hoffman or Kathy Vanlandingham via email, or call 804-333-6786.