APAC Areas of Expertise - Find Someone to Chat To

Document created by Stuart Ryan Champion on Sep 22, 2017Last modified by Kym Schutz on Jan 16, 2018
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Howdy all!

At CanvasCon 2017 in Sydney, I raised the idea on our community panel discussion that a document to help find someone to speak to could be really useful.

I am going to keep this pretty fluid, I have added some columns that I think would be helpful, none are mandatory, and I happily welcome comments and edits to make this the most AWESOME document ever written (hey, one has to have a dream right?).


So, if you have an area of expertise that you feel could help someone else new to Canvas, and you are happy for them to get into contact, please feel free to add yourself. (I welcome ideas on the best way to keep this sorted, perhaps by Institution?).


NameInstitution/OrganisationInstitution TypeLocationAreas of Expertise/Experience/Institution SystemsContact Mechanism(s)
(order of preference)
Last Updated
Stuart RyanUniversity of Technology SydneyHigherEdSydney, Australia
  • Canvas Implementation + Canvas Integration (~1.5 years)
  • Blackboard Administration and Integration (7+ years)
  • UTS Ecosystem
    • Canvas integrated with:
      • TechnologyOne Student Systems
      • Oracle eBusiness Suite HR and Finance
      • Allocate+/Syllabus+
      • All integrations performed using APIs and IBM Message Broker
      • Shibboleth for Authentication
    • LTIs adopted:
      • Turnitin
      • McGraw Hill
      • More coming soon!
September 23, 2017
Mark Van de VeldeSwinburne University of TechnologyHigherEdMelbourne, Australia
  • Canvas Implementation + Canvas Integration (~1 yr)
  • Blackboard (Advanced User) - (10 yrs)
  • Swin Ecosystem
    • LTI's adopted:
    • LTI's I've Reviewed:
      • Badgr (adoption in progress)
      • Credly (not recommended)
      • Arc (adoption on-hold)
      • Cidilabs Design Tools (adoption on-hold)
      • Redirect (adoption and policy in progress)
      • LTI White List (blanket policy in progress)
      • EQUELLA (review in progress)
      • Lynda.com (not recommended)
      • Zoom (review on-hold)
September 23, 2017
Jayde ColquhounRMIT UniversityHigher EDMelbourne, Australia
  • Canvas Implementation and BAU in multiple institutions (+3 yrs)
    • RMIT Ecosystem:
      • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
      • ARC Media
      • Turnitin 
      • Canvas Data
      • Currently going through LTI acquirement process
  • Training academics and admin staff (trained +200 users in Canvas)
  • Capability/ Best practice advice in Canvas for Learning Designers
  • Built multiple self-paced Canvas training courses 
  • Have used both Drop-out Detective and Instructor Insight (The specified item was not found.)
  • Compliance - VET RTO (previously worked in RTO with Canvas)
  • Data and Analytics in Canvas  
September 25, 2017
Colleen OrtegaThe University of AdelaideHigher EdAdelaide, Australia
  • Canvas Implementation and BAU (+2 yrs)
    • Adelaide teaching and learning ecosystem with Canvas:
      • Zoom
      • ARC Media
      • Turnitin
      • Echo360 ALP
  • Pedagogical change focus to support approx 2000 courses during platform transition
  • Good practice advice in Canvas for teaching staff 
  • Blended and Online Learning Design 
September 29, 2017
Sarah TaylorRMIT UniversityHigher EdMelbourne, Australia


  • Relatively new to Canvas (started July 2017) but experienced with databases, SQL, scripting, etc.
  • Now making regular use of Canvas Data CLI and loading data into our PostgreSQL database for exploring learning analytics metrics. Starting to become familiar with the nuances of the Canvas tables, but also aware that there is much to learn.
  • Interested in connecting with others in the learning analytics space, and with people who are experienced with handling Canvas data at institution-wide scale. Thanks
Adam AbbateQueenwood School for GirlsK-12Sydney, Australia
  • Canvas Implementation and BAU (2+ years) - now working at my second Canvas school
  • Staff engagement, migration and training
  • Queenwood Ecosystem
    • Office 365
    • G-Suite
  • Other ecosystem experiences
    • Cloudworks (both authentication and provisioning)
    • Clickview
    • Turnitin
  • Will add more soon but wanted to get a K-12 presence on the list.
October 9, 2017
Kim FlowersRMIT UniversityHigher-EdMelbourne, Australia
  • Canvas Implementation + Canvas Integration (~1 yr)
  • Other Ecosystems:
    • Blackboard (Advanced User)
    • Desire2Learn (2+ years)
    • Turnitin
    • Office 365
    • gApps (Google Ambassador)
  • Staff engagement and migration
  • Facilitator and training coordinator for Canvas across the university
  • Previous experience in training systems and educational technology support and design in Higher Ed across 3 institutions
  • Primary school teacher trained
25th October 2017
Kym Schutz The University of AdelaideHigher-EdAdelaide, Australia
  • Canvas
  • Interactive Online Learning using:
    • PowerPoint
    • Storyline
    • Quizlet
15th January 2018
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