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Faculty and instructors:

The University is moving to remote learning for undergraduate and graduate classes for spring quarter 2020, as part of the University’s efforts to help prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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For more information on teaching remotely, please visit: teachingremotely.uchicago.edu

Attend an Online Workshop

Current workshops for instructors, TAs, and staff include:

Or you can get one-on-one help at our Virtual Office Hours.

 

Using Zoom for Remote Teaching FAQ

Want to learn more about how you can use Zoom effectively to hold synchronous class sessions? Check out the Using Zoom for Remote Teaching FAQ

 

What’s New in Canvas – June 2020

Canvas offers new features in June that can be helpful to instructors in managing their course content and sharing it with others. Read the latest post from ATS to learn more.

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Request Your Canvas Course Sites Now

Faculty and instructors,

If you are not teaching this summer or autumn but want to start exploring this new platform, contact canvas@uchicago.edu to get a test course.

Experience Canvas!

Canvas has been selected by the LMS Review Faculty Committee to replace Chalk as the University of Chicago’s learning management system (LMS). The transition from Chalk to Canvas will take place in phases between Fall 2016 and Spring 2018. During this time Chalk will still be available. For more information about the transition, see the Canvas Transition page. Benefits of Canvas

  • A modern and uncluttered interface with easy to use, intuitive features
  • 24×7 support available
  • Improved mobile experience with free mobile apps
  • Better collaboration features through Google Docs and UChicago Box integration
  • Robust environment for content authoring

Experience Canvas!

Canvas has been selected by the LMS Review Faculty Committee to replace Chalk as the University of Chicago’s Learning Management System (LMS). The transition from Chalk to Canvas will take place in phases between Fall 2016 and Spring 2018. During this time Chalk will still be available. For more information about the transition, see the Canvas Transition page.

Benefits of Canvas

  • A modern and uncluttered interface
  • Easy to use, intuitive features
  • Improved mobile experience
  • Better collaboration features through Google Docs and UChicago Box integration
  • Robust environment for content authoring

Attend a Canvas Workshop

Instructors, TAs, and staff, learn about Canvas in one of our Canvas basics and migration workshops:

From Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 12, 2018 we also have open Walk-In Hours 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily (except Wednesday and Friday afternoons) at the TechBar. These are drop-in sessions, no appointments necessary. See the schedule. Starting in mid-Janurary, you can also sign up for our advance topic workshops.

RSVP for Canvas Day 2018!

You’re invited to join us for Canvas Day, April 25, 2018, 11:30 A.M. — 5:00 P.M., at the Regenstein Library.

This half-day conference (canvasday.uchicago.edu) will include presentations by faculty showcasing ways to increase student engagement and collaboration. The event will start with a light lunch and end with a reception that includes an exciting preview tour of a new digital creation capability here at UChicago. Please join us for this exciting event!

Attend a Canvas Workshop

Instructors, TAs, and staff, learn about Canvas in one of our Canvas basics and migration workshops:

Alternatively, attend our open Walk-In Hours at the TechBar. These are drop-in sessions, no appointments necessary. See the schedule.

Announcing the 14th Annual Faculty Technology Receptions

The 14th Annual Faculty Technology Receptions are coming soon!  Read our new post to learn about the event and how to RSVP.

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New Workshop Available: Designing an Effective Course Site!

Would you like to learn how to set up your Canvas course site with speed and efficiency?  Are you interested in seeing your course site from a student’s-eye view? Then come to our new workshop, Designing an Effective Course Site!  Two sessions are available.  Full Details and Registration

Symposium for Teaching with Technology 2019

The Symposium for Teaching with Technology 2019 is coming on Tuesday, April 23! The Symposium is an event that brings together faculty, instructors, lecturers, learning designers, academic technologists, and students to share and showcase a wide variety of innovative and effective uses of technology in teaching and learning. Download the flyer or visit the Symposium website to learn more.

Canvas Highlights, May 2019

Check out our latest post to learn more about important Canvas updates in the last month!

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Training Options for Remote Teaching

As UChicago transitions to remote teaching for Spring Quarter 2020, multiple training options are available to help familiarize you with the tools and techniques of effective remote teaching. Read the latest post from ATS to learn more.

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Organize Course Material with Modules

Do you want to organize your course material in an order that reflects your syllabus in Canvas? You can do so using Modules. Read our blog post on how to use Canvas Modules to organize your course.

Modules in Canvas

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Customizing Your Canvas Dashboard

Want to clean up your Canvas Dashboard?  Looking to remove old courses or add custom images to course cards?  Read our newest blog post to find out how to control your Dashboard’s look.

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ExclamationPanopto maintenance, January 4, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

UChicago’s Panopto instance will be upgraded to the latest release on Saturday, January 4th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm CST. During this time, the platform and all video uploaded to it will be unavailable.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on what’s new in Panopto 8.0, please refer to the release notes here: panop.to/8-0-notes

24×7 Support for Canvas

Faculty, instructors, and students: 24×7 Canvas support is available at 844-334-6803 or Live Chat (click the help button after logging-in to Canvas). For UChicago-specific questions (e.g. splitting and combining course sections, access and enrollment issues), you can reach the UChicago Canvas Team during business hours at canvas@uchicago.edu.

ExclamationPanopto maintenance, January 4, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

UChicago’s Panopto instance will be upgraded to the latest release on Saturday, January 4th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm CST. During this time, the platform and all video uploaded to it will be unavailable.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on what’s new in Panopto 8.0, please refer to the release notes here: panop.to/8-0-notes

AIS maintenance, December 19, 5-7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will not be updated due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

AIS maintenance, February 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance, the Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will also not be updated on Saturday, February 17, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, April 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance, the Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will also not be updated on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Course Request Form Maintenance, July 19, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Due to planned maintenance, the Canvas course and organization site creation forms will be unavailable and course enrollment will not be updated on Thursday, July 19, from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 9:00 a.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, July 21, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance, the Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will not be updated on Saturday, July 21, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, August 18, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance, the Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will not be updated on Saturday, August 18, from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, November 17, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance, the Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will not be updated on Saturday, November 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, February 16, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance, the Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will not be updated on Saturday, February 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, May 18, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Due to Academic Information System (AIS) maintenance, the Canvas course creation form will be unavailable and course enrollment will not be updated on May 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, Sept. 6 at 12 p.m. – Sept. 8 at 10 p.m.

The Academic Information System (AIS) will be undergoing an upgrade from Friday, September 6 at 12 p.m. until Sunday, September 8 at 10 p.m. The Canvas course creation form will be unavailable during that time.  Course enrollment will also not be updated due to the AIS upgrade.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationCanvas maintenance, February 26, 2:00 a.m.- 2:10 a.m.

Instructure (the vendor for Canvas) will be performing a brief maintenance event on Tuesday, February 26.  The anticipated downtime for the maintenance will last 5-10 min and will occur at 2:00 a.m. CST. Users will not be able to access Canvas while the maintenance is underway.

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Instructure (the vendor for Canvas) will be performing a maintenance event on Friday, July 26.  The anticipated downtime for the maintenance will last 5 hours and will occur at 11:00 PM CDTUsers will not be able to upload new media and subtitles to the media servers in Canvas and Canvas Studio (formerly Arc). During this time, users will continue to be able to access previously uploaded videos and captions.

ExclamationCanvas maintenance, August 31, 11:00 p.m.- 3:00 a.m.

Instructure (the vendor for Canvas) will be performing a maintenance event on Saturday, August 31.  The maintenance will last 4 hours and will occur at 11:00 PM CDTUsers may experience a short downtime during the maintenance period and should make contingency plans for any processes they have active during this maintenance window.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, November 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Academic Information System (AIS) will be offline for maintenance on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time lmsmiddleware.uchicago.edu will be in maintenance mode, and AIS feeds for any new enrollments will not be updated.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationCanvas maintenance, December 2, 2:30 a.m.- 3:00 a.m.

Instructure (the vendor for Canvas) will be performing a maintenance event on Monday, December 2.  The maintenance will last 30 minutes and will occur at 2:30 AM CSTUsers may experience a short downtime during the maintenance period and should make contingency plans for any processes they have active during this maintenance window.

ExclamationPanopto maintenance, January 4, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

UChicago’s Panopto instance will be upgraded to the latest release on Saturday, January 4th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm CST. During this time, the platform and all video uploaded to it will be unavailable.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on what’s new in Panopto 8.0, please refer to the release notes here: panop.to/8-0-notes

ExclamationAIS maintenance, February 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Academic Information System (AIS) will be offline for maintenance on Saturday, February 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time lmsmiddleware.uchicago.edu will be in maintenance mode, and AIS feeds for any new enrollments will not be updated.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, April 11, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Academic Information System (AIS) will be offline for maintenance on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During this time lmsmiddleware.uchicago.edu will be in maintenance mode, and AIS feeds for any new enrollments will not be updated.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, May 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Academic Information System (AIS) will be offline for maintenance on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time lmsmiddleware.uchicago.edu will be in maintenance mode, and AIS feeds for any new enrollments will not be updated.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ExclamationAIS maintenance, June 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Academic Information System (AIS) will be offline for maintenance on Saturday, June 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time lmsmiddleware.uchicago.edu will be in maintenance mode, and AIS feeds for any new enrollments will not be updated.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.