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
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
I was previous Fine Art graduate and then went on to complete his PGCE in post compulsory education. I've worked for the University ever since completing my PGCE, as a Blended Learning advisor and more recently as an eLearning advisor for the College of Learning and Teaching (CoLT). I was part of the Blended Learning Unit (BLU) team shortlisted for the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence. I'm Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists (CMALT), a Senior Fellow with in the the Higher Education Academy and is currently completing myMA in Education, specialising in ‘learning in a digital age’.