Canvas Migration

Latest Canvas News as of 1-18-2022*:

  • UNM ABQ Center for Teaching & Learning is offering multiple week-long workshops called "Bridge to Canvas". Here is info from the CTL website:

    • Details for Bridge to Canvas:

      This week-long course (Wednesday to Wednesday) will be an orientation to Canvas at UNM. By the end of the course, instructors will be able to locate, create, and manipulate content in UNM Canvas. The course will be facilitated by an instructional designer and there will be an optional synchronous meeting. Synchronous meetings will be held on a Monday (see options below) and will be recorded. Instructors enrolled in the course will be able to post questions ahead of the meeting, as well. You’ll receive a reminder email the day before the course begins. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Raquel Gallegos (rlopez03@unm.edu). Note: This course offering is dependent on Blackboard migrated course content and Canvas temporary shells being available. If those are not available by your chosen start date, we'll reach out to you to get you rescheduled to a later session.

    • Register here: https://ctl.unm.edu/instructors/support/workshops/index.html

  • Test Course Migrations from Learn to Canvas are in-progress. The Canvas Support Team is assessing the success of these courses, and working on perfecting the data transfer for future migrations so that all of the real courses transferred look good.

  • The plan is to have ALL courses from at least the past 2 years be migrated into Canvas as "TEMP" (temporary) courses where you can pick and choose what content you want to add to the "real" Canvas course that student's will have access to. 

  • All Summer 2021 course will be automatically migrated to Canvas in preparation for Summer 2022. They will be available in April 2022.

  • Fall 2022 courses should also be available by April 2022 in Canvas as "TEMP" courses.

  • A Course Migration Form is in the works in the event that course migrations from Learn to Canvas did not happen for your course. That process is still underway- they are working on the workflow. The plan is to have this Course Migration Request Form live  by end of Fall 2021. The migration might not happen if your course was not listed as an online/hybrid course. 

  • 2018-now: these courses on Learn have all been archived in the UNM Canvas system for migration.

  • No faculty should be responsible to migrate their own course content- this will be done for faculty and the course content should be available in Canvas for you.

  • Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at UNM ABQ will begin having webinars (asynchronous and synchronous) for UNM specific Canvas trainings around April 2022 when migrated content and TEMP shells become live for faculty. They are calling these "Canvas Bridge" courses and trainings.

  • CTL at UNM ABQ and TLC at UNM-Valencia will both create UNM Canvas templates. For UNM-Valencia, this template may not be available until Summer 2022.

  • Canvas Team will be concentrating on "Integrations" in Spring 2022. These include publisher content, tools (like Zoom, etc...) and other integrations that make Canvas a more robust system for UNM faculty.

  • Canvas LMS will be required beginning with courses to be taught Summer 2022. See "Implementation Timeline" below.

  • Keep an eye out for emails from the Canvas Implementation Team from UNM ABQ- they have very important information. Watch out for emails from:

 

*content gathered from the Faculty Senate- Instructional Technology Use Committee (FS-ITU), committee member: Alexa Wheeler


Getting Started with Canvas:

  1. To get started, log into https://canvas.unm.edu. If you are already logged in to UNM systems via Azure AD (LoboMail, UNM Learn, UNM Zoom, Office 365, etc.) you will automatically be logged into Canvas.  
  2. From the Global Navigation along the left, click Help > Training Services Portal. (If you don’t see this option, please fill out and submit the Sandbox Request Form to help us update your role in Canvas.)
  3. Click Authorize.

Sandbox Courses:

A sandbox course is a practice area that can be used to explore how Canvas works, and can be used during Canvas training exercises. If you don’t see your sandbox when you log in to UNM Canvas, please fill out and submit the Sandbox Request Form.
 
Note: this initial sandbox course has a small file storage quota and is not intended for course building. Temp courses, which can be used to build course content, will be available at a later date. 

Canvas Training:

  • UNM ABQ Center for Teaching & Learning is offering multiple week-long workshops called "Bridge to Canvas". It is highly recommended to take this free workshop at some point this semester, ideally the 1st half. Here is info from the CTL website:

  • Details for Bridge to Canvas:

    This week-long course (Wednesday to Wednesday) will be an orientation to Canvas at UNM. By the end of the course, instructors will be able to locate, create, and manipulate content in UNM Canvas. The course will be facilitated by an instructional designer and there will be an optional synchronous meeting. Synchronous meetings will be held on a Monday (see options below) and will be recorded. Instructors enrolled in the course will be able to post questions ahead of the meeting, as well. You’ll receive a reminder email the day before the course begins. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Raquel Gallegos (rlopez03@unm.edu). Note: This course offering is dependent on Blackboard migrated course content and Canvas temporary shells being available. If those are not available by your chosen start date, we'll reach out to you to get you rescheduled to a later session. Register here: https://ctl.unm.edu/instructors/support/workshops/index.html


  • In order to help with the transition and for instructors to have time to prepare for the use of Canvas for Summer and Fall 2022 courses, UNM has acquired a training package from Canvas. The package includes access to the Canvas Training Portal, which consists of live training webinars and self-paced courses instructors can take to learn and explore all Canvas has to offer.

  • The UNM-Valencia Faculty Online Teaching and Review Committee (FOTRC) and our Dr. Soledad Garcia-King, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at Valencia will begin offering training opportunities mid-semester for UNM-Valencia faculty.

Implementation Timeline: Spring 2021 — Fall 2022 

  • Spring 2021 — Summer 2021: Vendor engagement, campus communication, system configuration, implementation planning and projects - SIS (Banner) Integration, 3rd party tool/vendor integrations, assessment of course content migration options, custom development, process redevelopment, student and faculty support planning and implementation (documentation, training, support). 
  • Fall 2021: Continue system configuration and implementation projects. Initial faculty sandbox and training access (planned for mid-Fall). Course content migration and development. Third-party tool integrations (Zoom, Kaltura, textbook publishers, etc.) and SIS integration work. 
  • Spring 2022: If possible, limited Pilot Spring 2022 for select Banner academic courses. Temp shells available for migration of Summer and Fall 2022 course content into Canvas. 
  • Summer 2022: All Summer 2022 courses in Canvas. Final course migration in preparation for Fall 2022.
  • Fall 2022: All courses in Canvas. 

*Got questions? See Canvas FAQ's.

*For more information, see UNM ABQ's Canvas Implementation site.