We are getting closer to the 31 July 2020 when all access to Blackboard ends for colleagues and students and we go fully live with Canvas.
What can I do to prepare for the transition to Canvas?
There are 5 key steps that you can follow to be ready for the move to Canvas and get the most out of this new platform:
What training and support is available?
All students and colleagues have access to Canvas and you can log in at https://canvas.ncl.ac.uk
Log in using your normal username and password.
When you log in you will have access to a Getting to Know Canvas course. This will take you through the key areas of Canvas and includes screencasts of the Canvas interface and how to submit an assignment.
Once you log in you will see an online Canvas Orientation course. This is a comprehensive online training resource developed for all Newcastle University colleagues and can be accessed 24/7 from your Canvas dashboard. You also have your own personal Canvas practice course.
Colleagues are also encouraged to sign up for Canvas webinars and can book a place using the links below:
- Canvas Fundamentals
- Canvas PS session
- Canvas Assignments
- Collaboration and Communication
- Canvas Quizzes
- Online Marking and Feedback
Help Guides and 24 hour support
Take a look at a range of help guides and videos on the Canvas website and don’t forget Canvas 24/7 support is available to all colleagues and students for any of your ‘How do I’ Canvas questions direct from the Canvas Help Menu or via telephone on + 44 808 189 2336.
Where can I find out more?
The Canvas website includes lots of useful information for both colleagues and students. You can find FAQs, watch an Introduction Video and find out more about the benefits of our exciting new VLE.