Preparations Needed Now to Use Canvas This Spring
October 26, 2021
With U of I’s transition from BbLearn to Canvas, BbLearn will be unavailable starting early spring 2022. As a result, faculty are encouraged to proactively address several areas this fall, including the handling of incomplete grades, stored research data and assignments, and migrating courses. BbLearn course grades and files from Fall 2021 that will be needed for future reference should be downloaded now.
Decide how incomplete grades will be handled. Incompletes for any classes taught in Fall 2021, or any earlier semester, must be handled outside of BbLearn. Download accreditation artifacts from BbLearn before January 2022. Examples include student work (for programmatic accreditors) and/or individual student performance on course-level assessments for faculty reports on General Education or Program Learning Outcomes.
If you use BbLearn data for research, download it this fall. Inform students to retain past BbLearn assignments for their records. Additionally, login to Canvas before January 2022 to review CETL-migrated Canvas courses to see if you need to migrate other past BbLearn courses. Note: Summer or Fall 2021 courses needed for Spring 2022 will need to be migrated by faculty individually because the automatic migration process will not complete until mid-February 2022.
CETL is ready to help with all aspects of the Canvas transition. Detailed information, training opportunities and CETL contact information can be found at CETL’s Transition to Canvas page.
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