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Hamline's New Learning Management System: Canvas

Canvas will replace Blackboard and LearningHouse/Moodle as Hamline’s official Learning Management System (LMS) university-wide in Summer 2019. Faculty and other members of the Hamline community played a critical and active role in the LMS selection process and, as a result, we are confident that Canvas will serve as a versatile, responsive, and robust LMS for facilitating learning across the wide variety of courses we offer at Hamline. Along with enhancing the quality and access to our courses and programs, the change to a common LMS across academic programs will also provide students with a more seamless experience as they move through their coursework.

Campus-wide faculty training is an important part of the transition to Canvas, and will begin with the following two programs coordinated through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL):

Thursday, November 29 in Drew Science 118 from 11:20 a.m.–12:40 p.m.: “Planning Ahead: What Faculty Can Do Now to Prepare for the Migration to Canvas”

Friday, January 25 in Anderson Center: Canvas Training Workshops on CTL Winter Faculty Development Day for faculty and interested staff.

In order to effectively plan for future trainings, the CTL has created a survey to assess the LMS training needs of faculty and staff who use the platform to teach or conduct trainings.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Survey responses will be used to help guide the development and customization of upcoming Canvas training opportunities and online resources. The survey will close on December 7, 2018.

Additional trainings and resources will be available in Spring 2019, including opportunities for department-level workshops, online training, one-on-one consultations, and ongoing support for faculty migrating their course materials to Canvas. More information on spring training opportunities will be announced in early 2019. If you have any questions, please contact canvaslms@hamline.edu.