The Canvas Minimum Usage Transition document outlines the preparations faculty should complete for their Canvas courses prior to each term. The intention of these preparation lists is to provide a minimum level of consistency across course information on the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for students. They are staggered through learning pathways to ensure that faculty have adequate time to adapt to the new LMS and take advantage of its features to provide students the best overall learning experience. A phased rollout will guide faculty through the various components outlined in the document culminating in the achievement of the minimum Canvas usage by summer semester 2022. As noted in each phase, consistent use of the LMS enables a better and more consistent student experience. This ensures that each student has access to learning materials in a manner that is consistent from course to course throughout their time at Saint Mary’s. The expectations are approved by the University Academic Council and will be supported by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and the Department of Instructional Technology through refined training sessions, ensuring that faculty receive consistent support and access to training materials and ongoing professional development.
Read the full transition document by clicking the following link: https://celt.smumn.edu/policies/canvas-minimum-usage/