Cat herding for beginners: My first year as the technical expert for a large multi-institutional consortium
Cat herding for beginners: My first year as the technical expert for a large multi-institutional consortium, or what I wish I knew when we started, or how to get ahead in Canvas without even trying, being the tale of of "...many things, Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—Of cabbages—and kings—And why the sea is boiling hot—And whether pigs have wings."
You know how you write an abstract and then get into the details of the presentation later? Yeah, that. This presentation will cover the API and how we have taken advantage of it, but the larger context is the technical side of two-semester project to implement Canvas across a very large community college system that had been on Blackboard for 16+ years.
As an addendum, what's perhaps not clear is that I've been the LMS expert engineer for the VCCS for many years, but this was our first year moving to Canvas, so a focus of this presentation is on our adjustment and process for our migration and the changes we had to make, and the lessons we learned.
- API Overview
- JSON Formatter
- SIS Import Code examples
- Virginia Community College System
- My actual presentation
- Video Recording