SPH Transition to Canvas

The Office of E-Learning Services will be coordinating the transition from Moodle to Canvas for the School of Public Health for online and face-to-face courses, as well as continuing education. The transition will happen in four phases: needs analysis and research; development and testing; training and professional development; and implementation. This site will keep you updated as we progress through the phases.

Send questions to sph-elearningsupport@umn.edu.

Students who are interested in addressing student experience decisions on the transition should consider joining our student advisory board.


March 2018:

This spring, ELS and the working groups will be focused on:

  • Synthesizing the results of the faculty needs assessment and developing SPH-specific trainings to complement offerings from Central UMN services.
  • Developing and testing templates for use in online and face-to-face/hybrid courses.
  • Identifying process changes, specifically as they pertain to course listing timelines and TA assignment entry into Peoplesoft.
  • Continuing to discuss our needs with OIT regarding continuing education, Public Health Institute courses, and others as we identify them.

December 2017:

We are currently in the Needs Analysis & Research phase of the transition.

Four working groups and a faculty Canvas team have been established to guide the transition. Staff groups are working on course support practices, course administration processes, continuing education, and non-academic training/orientation for students.


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