April 1, 2024
Newsletter

Blackboard to Canvas Transition

Based on existing transition plans, Blackboard downgrades, a low number of courses and recent messaging from the Provost’s Office, Blackboard instructors are currently being asked to move to Canvas. Personalized support will be provided for all remaining Blackboard instructors in their transition to Canvas. 

If you are an instructor teaching still in Blackboard, you should have received an email on next steps in transitioning to Canvas. If you did not, please reach out to @email.

Fall Course Requests Open April 22nd

Resulting from administrative alignment and course request setup for the Fall, course requests have been moved to April 22nd, when instructors can officially Request a Canvas Course in SPIRE. More information about how course requests will differ based on LMS will be provided to all instructors in the coming weeks.

Final Concierge Migration Deadline

If you’d like to request concierge migration of your Moodle or Blackboard course to Canvas for the Summer 2024 session, please submit your request today through the link below. 

Following today’s deadline, instructors will have until May 3, 2024 to request concierge migration for the Fall 2024 semester and beyond. After this date, a best effort process will be undertaken to move the remainder of courses from Blackboard and Moodle to Canvas. 


New in Instructional Design

In-Person Instructional Media Lab Drop-Ins

The Instructional Media Lab is accepting in-person drop-ins, Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm in Bartlett 319. The option to join on Zoom remains available. Check out the IDEAS Services page for more information!

Recognize an Outstanding IDEAS Team Member

Love IDEAS? Blown away by a team member's passion and helpfulness? Saw something that made you go WOW? Nominate an IDEAS team member for a WOW (Wonderfully Outstanding Work) Award. Your praise will be shared with IDEAS leaders and the nominee.

Learning Management System Updates

LMS Support Options