In this workshop you will learn about transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas using Discussions, Groups, and the Collaborations tools while mastering the versatility of modules for adding content, structuring courses, and using targeted links for an optimized learning environment.
Introduction to Canvas LMS
Canvas is a modern, cloud-based Learning Management System or LMS, designed to make teaching and learning easier. Its user-friendly interface, seamless integration options, and extensive features have contributed to its rise in popularity across educational institutions globally.
Transitioning from Blackboard
Many of you might be familiar with Blackboard, another LMS that has been a staple in education for many years. While both platforms offer robust tools for online learning, they have their unique strengths and features. Some key differences between Blackboard and Canvas include user interface, with Canvas boasting a more modern, streamlined experience. Additionally, Canvas often receives praise for its intuitive collaboration tools, which can be a significant advantage for educators and learners alike. NAU’s shift to Canvas is about embracing a platform that promises ease of use, flexibility, and is always evolving to cater to modern educational needs.
Overview of Today's Topics
Today, we'll be diving deep into some of Canvas's most dynamic features - Discussions, Groups, Collaborations, and Modules. In our fast-evolving educational landscape, fostering interactive learning, facilitating group projects, enabling smooth collaborations, and delivering structured content are more crucial than ever. These features empower both educators and students, enhancing the overall learning experience. By the end of our session, you'll have a better understanding of these tools and how they can be optimized in your courses.
General Canvas Resources