End of Semester Reminders – Fall 2022
|Canvas Login Portal is Changing||Canvas Quick Tips|
|Just-In-Time Support||Pedagogical Assistance|
|Final Grades||Training Opportunities|
|Carrying Over Incompletes to the Next Semester|
Greetings VCU Faculty,
Winter break is quickly approaching and with that comes alot of end of semester business to attend. We have compiled some information to keep in mind as you wrap up your semester. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Canvas Login Portal is Changing
The Canvas Login Portal page will soon have a new updated appearance. Users now have a more streamlined way of logging into their Canvas account.
The new Canvas login portal will become available on December 12th on the Learning Systems website by clicking on the Canvas tab. It will then become the default login portal starting on the afternoon of December 21st. We do not anticipate any downtime or impacts to customers as a result of this transition, beyond orientation to the new page layout.
In need of support to complete your end-of-semester checklist? We’re here to help. For an overview of available support resources for Canvas and Kaltura, check out the “Help & Resources” tab located on the Learning Systems website.
Final grades are due by noon on December 21, 2022 via Faculty eServices, not Canvas. For more information visit the Faculty Grade Entry page.
Carrying Over Incompletes to the Next Semester
If you have students who will be finishing the course this semester with an ‘incomplete’, there are specific steps the instructor needs to take before the term concludes on January 6, 2023, at which point, you will only be able to access the course in Read-Only mode.
For step by step instructions, visit the Incompletes within Canvas page or watch this video.
Canvas Quick Tips
Are you new to Canvas, or are you looking for minor improvements that you can make for Spring 2023? We have a few ideas for you:
- Canvas features that will take your course to the next level (and save you time!):
- Canvas Calendar: did you know that assignments added to Canvas with due dates are automatically added to the Canvas calendar? This helps to ensure that students are able to keep track of all their course assignments in one place, and they can even add the Canvas calendar to their personal calendar if they choose to subscribe.
- Canvas Student View: we have all received the dreaded “I can’t see the assignment posted in Canvas on my end” email. Canvas Student View allows instructors to do a quick check and see what is available to students in real time.
- Integrating Tools in Canvas: do you use a third party tool, like Top Hat or Voicethread, in your course? If so, integrating the tool in your course can help to save you time by: automating assignment grading, having all tools available in one place, and other functionality (this typically differs from tool to tool). The Learning Systems team has integrated a number of tools for you to use in Canvas already.
- Additional resources:
VCU Online has put together a series of courses designed to help faculty enhance the online teaching experience for themselves and students.
Between their Excellence in Online Learning Program and Online Learning Specialization Program, you are sure to become well versed in online teaching.
These courses are available as open enrollment and, once registered, participants have roughly 45 to 60 days to finish. Timely feedback and best practices are provided throughout by the VCU Online team.
Additionally, Learning Systems and VCU Online have put together a series of asynchronous courses called the Surviving In Canvas Mini-Courses. These courses are self-paced and should not take more than an hour to get through each course and 10 days from enrollment to complete.
Subscribe to the VCU Online/Continuing and Professional Education eNews for faculty and staff updates including the VCU Online UDL Regional Conference taking place June 19-22, 2023 at the Richmond Omni Hotel.
Subscribe to the CTLE Newsletter for information about initiatives and events happening at the Center, as well as, opportunities and resources available to our faculty in our communications.
Upcoming Opportunities – For upcoming training, you can register at www.training.vcu.edu (Keyword: Canvas, Kaltura, Top Hat, etc.)
One training to highlight is the Getting Started for the New Semester with Top Hat session taking place on January 12, 2023 from 2pm-3pm ~ Register Here
Add to your calendar: Google or Microsoft 365
Open Office Hours with Learning Systems and VCU Online take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm until 2pm. Drop in at your own convenience.
As always, we welcome and appreciate your feedback; it is valuable to our team’s continued success. Please take a moment to fill out this short 4 question survey whenever you are assisted by anyone in any capacity on the Learning Systems team – Learning Systems Support Survey. Additionally, if you would just like to give us general feedback on any of the systems we support, training we provide, suggestions, our website, etc. please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any information regarding our team, what we do, what we support and/or how to get support, visit the Learning Systems website or email email@example.com.
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