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e-Learning Services would like to remind you of a few things regarding content transfers to Canvas.
Canvas has a built-in media recording tool that allows you to record a video and place it on a page of content. At this time, the tool does not allow you to add closed captions. Please continue to record videos using Snagit or other recording tools (cell phone, iPad, webcam, etc.), post them to your YouTube channel, and use YouTube’s captioning features to add accurate, time-synced captions. Then, embed your recording into a page in Canvas by copy/pasting the video link using the rich content editor in Canvas.
e-Learning Services would like to thank the brave men and women who pioneered their courses in Canvas for the Spring 2020 semester. Their feedback and input has been instrumental to e-Learning Services being able to prepare the rest of campus for Canvas.
Students who are assigned a grade of “Incomplete” for a Spring 2020 Blackboard course will complete the coursework in Canvas.
Once 2020SP grades have posted, e-Learning Services will close access to 2020SP Blackboard classes. e-Learning will prioritize archiving 2020SP sections with Incomplete grades assigned and exporting them to Canvas. A course with an Incomplete will get any submitted student work and an export of the Bb Grade Center in the Files section of the Canvas course. It will be up to faculty to vet the content in Canvas to be certain it’s ready for students – please reach out to your instructional designer for assistance.
The Incomplete-bearing courses will become available to students on June 8, 2020, in Canvas (we can adjust that on a case-by-case basis if an instructor has a course ready sooner). The course will become unavailable to them on the day the incomplete is set to expire (which the faculty set when the Incomplete request is sent to the Registrar’s Office).
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