Preparing for the Canvas Migration
Preparing to Migrate Your Courses from ANGEL to Canvas
We are excited to see the number of you that have already signed up for Canvas Instructor Training (CIT). Great job for being proactive! As many of you will be completing the training soon or plan to complete soon, there are a few things for you to be aware of that might help save some time and stress down the road. This document covers some of the things you can do now to prepare your ANGEL courses for a smooth transition: http://www.easternflorida.edu/faculty-staff/academic-technology/documents/angel/angel-course-prep.pdf
Here are a few important items to be aware of ahead of time so you can be better informed as you plan your Canvas transition…
The Migrating Process – ANGEL courses will not be migrated automatically into Canvas, this must be done by the instructor of the course. This process is covered in Canvas Instructor Training (CIT) Module 1. Here is an awesome video that steps you through the process of importing an ANGEL course into Canvas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cyuanOy3js
LOR – Items in the ANGEL LOR that are LINKED in your courses will not carry over when migrating your courses to Canvas. All LOR items that are LINKED will need to be COPIED in your courses before migrating. If you currently use the LOR heavily in ANGEL, please be aware that you should give yourself plenty of time to make the adjustments in ANGEL before converting the courses to Canvas. NOTE: There is no equivalent of the ANGEL LOR in Canvas, and each Canvas course has a limit of 500 MB of space.
Publisher Content – If you use publisher content in your course, you may want to consider contacting your publisher sooner than later to make sure that their content packages are compatible with Canvas. We are receiving a few reports from instructors who use publisher content heavily in their courses that are experiencing issues when converting their course from ANGEL to Canvas. Unfortunately, if the publisher content is the cause, there is not much our department can do to help in this case. Your publisher however, should be able to help you resolve any issues converting your course to Canvas, just be sure to give yourself plenty of time to make any necessary adjustments.
Summer Canvas Open Labs – Once you have completed the Canvas Instructor Training (CIT), you are not alone! We are offering a number of Canvas Open Labs throughout the summer to help you get your Canvas courses ready. Here is the link to register: http://www.easternflorida.edu/faculty-staff/training-and-development/training-session.cfm?certcode=AT41
Lastly, here is an ANGEL to Canvas Crosswalk document that may also come in handy as you work on migrating your ANGEL courses to Canvas.
Your Academic Technology Team