SPH Transition to Canvas

Fall 2019 is right around the corner, which means that it is time to transition all academic and continuing education courses must transition from Moodle to Canvas by September.

The Office of E-Learning Services is providing significant training and support during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 transitions, but in order to do so successfully needs faculty, staff, and TAs with Canvas responsibilities to participate in trainings and consults as appropriate to their positions.

Key dates:

  • March: Consults for fall face-to-face course transitions.
  • April: Trainings for faculty
  • May: Trainings for staff
  • Ongoing: Online training

Questions can be sent to sph-elearningsupport@umn.edu.

For Faculty

For Staff

Staff who are expected to work in Canvas for academic course sites are required to go through training. Staff who work with academic support sites (cohort sites or similar) or continuing education are should take the trainings as well (excluding FERPA).

For TAs

SPH wants TAs working on face-to-face and online courses to have the information they need to successfully work in the system. We encourage TAs to take the trainings available to faculty and staff.

  • Enroll yourself in the SPH Canvas Orientation & Training course site, and complete the four modules “Personal Canvas Settings,” “Course Basics,” “Course Set-Up,” “Building Your Course” as is appropriate to your responsibilities. This will be helpful as you will have a better idea of what seems simple and what is more challenging, and can make the best use of the in-person sessions.
  • Please contact sph-elearningsupport@umn.edu if you have questions about the training.


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