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Graduate Students and Postdocs: Be a Digital Pedagogy Fellow with ATS

Graduate Students and Postdocs, would you like to gain experience in digital pedagogy, help promote pedagogically sound use of educational technology at UChicago, and get ready to teach blended or fully-online courses? We are hiring a Digital Pedagogy Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year!   Learn more

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Panopto Is UChicago’s New Video Management Platform

UChicago has selected Panopto as its new video management platform, replacing Kaltura.  Read the latest post from ATS to learn more about Panopto and what it can do for you.

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Prepare for the Transition to Canvas’ New Gradebook

Canvas’ New Gradebook is on its way!  Read the latest post from ATS to find out how it compares to the current Gradebook and why you should consider switching now.

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Custom On-Demand Canvas Workshops Now Available

Custom on-demand workshops for academic departments are now available.  Choose from a wide-ranging menu of possible topics, including:

  • Best Practices for Organizing Your Canvas Course
  • What’s New in Canvas: The Latest Features
  • Using Canvas to Make Assignment Management and Grading Easier
  • Creative Assignments: Enhancing Pedagogy with Technology
  • Connecting with Students in Canvas: Communication Tools
  • Managing Time in Canvas: Scheduling Office Hours and the Canvas Calendar
  • Canvas Quizzes as an Assessment Tool
  • Tracking Student Performance and Engagement with Course Analytics
  • Groups and Online Collaboration in Canvas
  • Web Conferencing through Canvas

We are happy to hold your workshop at the location that is most convenient for your department, and to tailor each workshop to meet your department’s particular needs and desires.  To schedule a workshop or learn more, please contact Academic Technology Solutions.

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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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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24x7 Support for Canvas

Faculty, instructors, and students: 24x7 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.

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.

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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.

ExclamationCanvas maintenance, July 26, 11:00 p.m.- 4:00 a.m.

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.