UVACanvas Project Communications

UVACanvas Project Communications

Project Communications

 

Press

UVAToday Announcement 5/18/22

UVA Selects New Software System to Support Classroom Instruction, Collaboration

Emails

Spring Wave – Assisted Migration Plan and Additional Course Migration Request Survey (9/6, 9/7/22)

Email to Faculty in Education/SCPS -- September 6, 2022


From: Learning Management Project Team
Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Subject: Action Requested for Migrating Your Course Sites to UVACanvas

On August 31, you received an update message sharing our plans for migrating to UVACanvas — our new, central learning management system. Your school or department will begin using UVACanvas in the Spring ‘23 semester.

To help you prepare for this transition, the LMS Project team is offering multiple options to assist you in migrating your existing course content from your school’s Canvas system to UVACanvas. While many instructors prefer the flexibility of designing their course sites on their own, for others assisted migration may ease the transition from one system to another.

Assisted Migration Plan
Course sites created for the Spring ’22 and Summer ‘22 terms will soon be automatically migrated from existing systems to UVACanvas. Course sites created for the Fall ‘22 semester will be automatically migrated after the semester has ended.

Optional: Select Up to 5 Additional Courses (by September 19)
In addition to the course sites that will be automatically migrated, you may also select up to five additional sites from previous semesters to be migrated. This step is optional and is not required for retaining access to the original versions of these sites in your current Canvas. All sites, including those that are not migrated, will remain accessible until at least December 2025; any readings, handouts, and other course material stored on those sites will remain available for viewing or download.

To request migration of course sites beyond those from Spring, Summer, and Fall ’22, please select those course sites via this survey:

Survey: Select Your Additional Courses for Migration to UVACanvas
*Note: The survey that was included here can be accessed via the original email and is not available on this webpage.

Responses to this 5-minute survey are due Monday, September 19. We cannot guarantee that any course migration requests made after September 19 will be completed in time for the Spring semester. Please note: Sites listed in this survey represent the sites you created in your current Canvas only. For migration requests of UVACollab course sites to UVACanvas, please contact the Learning Technology Services team.

Next Steps
We will be in touch in mid-September to share next steps and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Additional information about key dates and what to expect can be found under “Spring 2023 Wave” on our Key Dates page.

Thank you for your partnership as we transition to UVACanvas. Additional information is available on our project page. For questions, please email the project team at [email protected].

Thank you,
The Learning Management System Project Team

Email to Spring Wave Faculty Who Use UVACollab -- September 6, 2022


From: Learning Management System Project Team
Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Subject: Action Requested for Migrating Your Course Sites to UVACanvas

On August 31, you received an update message sharing our plans for migrating to UVACanvas—our new, central learning management system. Your school or department will begin using UVACanvas in the Spring ‘23 semester.

To help you prepare for this transition, the LMS Project team is offering multiple options to assist you in migrating your existing course content from UVACollab, or other systems, to UVACanvas. While many instructors prefer the flexibility of designing their course sites on their own, for others assisted migration may ease the transition from one system to another.

Assisted Migration Plan
Course sites created for the Spring ’22 and Summer ‘22 terms will soon be automatically migrated from existing systems to UVACanvas. Course sites created for the Fall ‘22 semester will be automatically migrated after the semester has ended.

Optional: Select Up to 5 Additional Courses (by September 19)
In addition to the course sites that will be automatically migrated, you may also select up to five additional sites from previous semesters to be migrated. This step is optional and is not required for retaining access to the original versions of these sites in UVACollab. All sites, including those that are not migrated, will remain accessible until at least December 2025; any readings, handouts, and other course material stored on those sites will remain available for viewing or download.

To request migration of course sites beyond those from Spring, Summer, and Fall ’22, please select those course sites via this survey:

Survey: Select Your Additional Courses for Migration to UVACanvas
*Note: The survey that was included here can be accessed via the original email and is not available on this webpage.

Responses to this 5-minute survey are due Monday, September 19. We cannot guarantee that any course migration requests made after September 19 will be completed in time for the Spring semester.

Next Steps
We will be in touch in mid-September to share next steps and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Additional information about key dates and what to expect can be found under “Spring 2023 Wave” on our Key Dates page.

Thank you for your partnership as we transition to UVACanvas. Additional information is available on our project page. For questions, please email the project team at [email protected].

Thank you,
The Learning Management System Project Team

Migration Plan Announcement (8/31/22)

Email to faculty on August 31, 2022:


From: Brie Gertler, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Virginia Evans, Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Subject: The upcoming transition to Canvas: what you need to know

As announced in May, we have selected Canvas as our central learning management system (LMS). Canvas is very user-friendly and is currently used by most of our peer universities. Our version of Canvas, UVACanvas, will facilitate and support teaching and learning across a variety of instructional settings, and will seamlessly integrate the tools that many of you have come to rely on in recent years – such as Kaltura, Gradescope, and Zoom. For our students, many of whom take courses in multiple schools, UVACanvas will provide a unified, streamlined experience. UVACanvas will also offer a fully mobile app, where students can quickly view grades and announcements and send messages.

Our move to UVACanvas will take place over multiple semesters, with the first schools transitioning to UVACanvas in Spring 2023. Schools that will begin using UVACanvas in Spring 2023 include:

     --School of Data Science
     --School of Continuing and Professional Studies
     --School of Education and Human Development
     --Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
     --College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences: Art, Chemistry, Economics, Engagements, French, Mathematics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Statistics (remainder in Summer, Fall 2023).

If you are an instructor in one of these schools, you will receive a follow-up email with additional details in the next few days.

All other schools will transition to UVACanvas by the Fall 2023 semester.

To help you prepare to use UVACanvas in your courses, any course sites you have created between the 2022 Spring semester and the time of your transition will be automatically migrated from their existing systems to UVACanvas. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to select up to 5 course sites from previous terms for migration. If you have been using UVACollab, you will retain access to all of your sites, and content from those sites will remain available to review or download through at least the end of 2025. For more information, please visit our LMS Project page.

We will be in touch with additional news the week of September 19.

While there is still much work ahead, we want you to know that we are working hard to make this transition as easy as possible and to ensure you have the support you need every step of the way.

Thank you,

Brie Gertler
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy
University of Virginia

Virginia H. Evans
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
University of Virginia