Faculty & Staff

Canvas News

Canvas will be our new LMS starting summer 2022. News and resources are posted below to help you prepare for the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. Bookmark this page –we plan to update it regularly! 

Summer 2022

Faculty who are teaching during the summer session should read this guide to successfully using Canvas for your Summer 2022 courses.

Accessing Canvas

Faculty can access our version of Canvas at: http://icc.instructure.com

Username: Your standard ICC username for eServices, Blackboard, etc. Example: AB123

Password: The default ICC + Last 5 digits SSN 

Canvas Resource Site

Learn more about Canvas and receive guidance as you transfer material to Canvas, create Canvas courses, or prepare courses for an upcoming semester, by accessing our Canvas Resource Site, which contains answers to common questions about using Canvas, troubleshooting information, and helpful videos. Video recordings of Canvas training sessions from December 2021 are available in the video library on the Canvas Resource site.

Spring 2022 Training 

Training from Canvas/Instructure

Live sessions on Canvas fundamentals, presented by Canvas professional trainers, are scheduled weekly at the following times:

  • Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Friday, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Sessions will take place on Zoom. You can view the schedule and join sessions by clicking on the session links found here, on the Canvas Resource Site. 

  • April 1: Grading and Feedback
  • April 5 & 8: Groups and Collaboration
  • April 12 & 15: Course Reports
  • April 19: Canvas Video Studio
  • April 22: Communication & the Canvas Inbox

Training from the TLC

Live training sessions from Jeff and Fallon will address specific Canvas topics.

Sessions will take place on Zoom. You can view the schedule and join sessions by clicking on the session links found here, on the Canvas Resource Site. 

Self-Paced Training

Growing with Canvas

In addition to the live training sessions and the many videos and written resources on the Canvas Resource Site, faculty can use self-paced training modules to become familiar with Canvas. All faculty have Canvas accounts and are enrolled in Growing with Canvas, an optional course made of modules that walk instructors through Canvas features. Each instructor also has a “sandbox” site that can be used to test out the Canvas features presented in the training modules. 

 

Differences Between Blackboard and Canvas

Canvas course sites are structured a little differently from Blackboard course sites. The video below highlights the navigation menu, modules, pages, and course links in Canvas, to help you start thinking about what it will be like to move your course content from Blackboard into Canvas.

Blank Prep Sites 

If you would like blank prep sites to be created in Canvas for you, please complete the Canvas Blank Prep Site Request form. You may request blank sites to build your spring 2022 courses in Canvas, or to begin migrating your course content from Blackboard to Canvas as you look ahead to future semesters. Follow the link below to complete the Canvas Blank Prep Site Request form.

Canvas Blank Prep Site Request Form