Today is the day that the University launches Canvas to all staff in preparation of using the system for Learning and Teaching at the start of academic year 2017/2018.
Although all staff have access to Canvas from today, we did develop an ‘Early Adopter’ program that consisted of 22 course, 1000 students and 90 academic staff who began teaching with Canvas at the start of September 2016.
As well as having access to Canvas, staff will be able to book on a variety of online and face to face training sessions. We are hoping to utilise the power of Social Media by promoting the training and having pedagogical discussions with Canvas. Follow us on our Facebook and twitter pages
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WLVCoLT/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/WLV_CoLT
Here's a quick example of how we've been using Periscope to talk about the use of Canvas. This is one of our Early Adopter students talking about his experience. @
All of our staff will have access to a ‘Blank Canvas’ course which is designed for them to test, familiarise and to support any training courses they attend. It will allow them to ‘play’ with Canvas in a safe and private setting, enabling them to build up confidence with the system, before Learning and Teaching courses are shared and developed.
I look forward to sharing with you our journey in using Canvas