Canvas

Instructure’s Canvas has been selected as the University’s new learning management system (LMS) and will replace the current Blackboard LMS effective Fall 2014. All courses will then be delivered on the Canvas LMS and Blackboard will no longer be available. You may access your courses at the MSU Canvas website by visiting https://montclair.instructure.com/ and login using your NetID and password.

Please read the an updated letter to the Campus Community, from Willard Gingerich, PhD, Provost & Vice President: Canvas Transition Update

In order to assist you with this LMS transition, Canvas training classes have been created and are being offered in multiple sections. In addition, we now offer Canvas evening and online training classes, as well as Private group training for individual departments/programs.

Canvas workshops:

  • Introduction to Canvas (Now offering evening and online classes)
  • Facilitating Interaction In Canvas (Now offering evening and online classes)
  • Designing Assessments in Canvas (Now offering evening and online classes)
  • Importing Blackboard Course Content into Canvas –
  • Building Communities in Canvas –
  • Canvas: Web Conferencing Online – This course focuses on how to use the built-in feature of conferencing in your Canvas courses to allow you to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures/meetings for all your students in your course. Conferencing allows you to broadcast real-time audio and video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources. This workshop will be conducted “Live” online.[/toggle]

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Below are Canvas Self-paced Training Resources and documentation

Visit our new Canvas website: http://www.montclair.edu/oit/canvas/, for additional information.

Canvas Instructure Live Webinars
CanvasLIVE is a free webinar series designed to give Canvas users additional training and an opportunity to share their knowledge with the community. Each session includes a brief tutorial on a Canvas tool or feature, focused demonstration, and a short Q&A with Canvas experts. Join us to learn something new and share your ideas and best practices with other Canvas users.

Webinars are open to everyone. Click here to register for a CanvasLIVE session.

This is an introductory Canvas workshop. Come learn how to build a student friendly course in the Canvas environment. We will begin with the Canvas interface and learn how to effectively navigate within your course. You will explore how to customize your course Home Page, create announcements, build instructionally sound content, utilize the Syllabus tool, upload files and customize your course settings.
This workshop focuses on how to build an effective social learning environment within Canvas utilizing the Discussion Board, Wikis, Messages/Conversations, Conferences/Collaborations as well as groups to facilitate online interaction and communication. These features and tips can also supplement your traditional face-to-face courses.
This workshop focuses on how to build online assessment instruments by introducing assignments and quizzes, as well as demonstrate how to administer the Canvas Grade Center. It is intended to help faculty effectively assess/track student learning.
Are you planning on importing content from Blackboard to Canvas? Would you like guidance/assistance with this process? If so, come to this important workshop to learn more about the process and what to expect. Prerequisite: Canvas Sneak Peek or Intro to Canvas.
Canvas can be used to build communities which allow any department or group at Montclair State University to easily communicate, collaborate, and share information. Communities are similar to Canvas courses, but are designed for organizations and administrative work groups. Please come to this class if you are looking for an easy way to communicate and collaborate within your department or group. This course will also guide current Blackboard Community users on how to transfer their community content to Canvas.

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