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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Canvas?

Canvas is a the new learning management system adopted by The University of Texas at Tyler. Learn more about Canvas

When will courses be taught in Canvas?

Beginning May 2017 faculty will begin teaching with Canvas at the university.

When will Blackboard be retired?

When faculty begin teaching and students begin learning in Canvas during May 2017, Blackboard will be retired.

When can I begin working on courses in Canvas?

Starting Jan. 1, 2017, Canvas will be available to faculty.          

Once a faculty member completes the Canvas 101 training course, he/she may begin working in their migrated courses. The migrated courses will appear on each faculty’s Canvas dashboard within at least 24 hours of completing the training,

Faculty should have requested course migrations by 5 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2016.              

What will I need to do to begin setting up my Canvas course(s)?

Request a course migration – Due date 5 p.m. on Nov. 4.

To begin setting up a course in Canvas, the Canvas 101 training must be completed. Once Canvas 101 is complete, migrated courses will become available. Canvas Continued will be readily available for further training and support to set up course. The digital learning team is also available to work with faculty as they learn how to set up courses in Canvas.

How long does it take to set up a course?

Depending on the utilization of the learning management system, the setup process time may vary. Faculty are encouraged to begin course preparations at least one semester before teaching a course.

What support is available for faculty in Canvas?

Faculty now have 24/7 support located inside Canvas under the Help tab. Instructor Guides are also a great resources.

What support is available for students in Canvas?

Students have 24/7 support located inside Canvas under the Help tab. Student Guides are also a great resource.

Where can I learn Canvas terminology?

Canvas Help Center

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