About Canvas

The University is introducing a new Learning Management System, Canvas, that will replace Succeed. Canvas will launch in the new academic year (2017/18), fully supported by on-going training and support for staff from the end of May 2017. A digital development project board led by Deputy Principal, Professor Leigh Sparks, with faculty, student and professional services representation, will oversee the implementation of the new Learning Management System.

More details on Canvas are available from the following sources:

Canvas - our new Learning Management System - Staff Roundup Posting (24th May 2017)

 Introduction to Canvas for staff

Repurposing Content From Succeed

The implementation of Canvas as the University's new Learning Management System (LMS) is the perfect opportunity to revisit all the existing module materials and content that may previously have been presented through Succeed and update them for the coming semesters. For this reason, Information Services is not supporting the wholesale copying of content from old Succeed modules into Canvas. It is possible, however, to extract individual files or groups of files and repurpose these. Quizzes set up in Succeed may also be exported from Succeed and brought into Canvas. The following guides will help you with these tasks:

Exporting Files from Succeed for use in Canvas Modules (updated June 2017)

Text about Managing Your Module in Canvas

Text about Communication in Canvas

Repurposing Assessments and Questions from Succeed

Assessments and Questions used in tests and surveys in Succeed may be exported from Succeed and imported into Canvas. This process uses a shared interoperability specification called QTI (Question and Test Interoperability) and will save questions having to be recreated in Canvas. When exported, the selected items are bundled into a QTI file that may then be imported into Canvas. A Test may be exported (a Survey uses exactly the same principles), or Pools of questions may be selected from the Question Pool to form the QTI export file. The following guide covers this:

Exporting Quizzes from Succeed for use in Canvas Modules (updated June 2017)

Building Assessments in Canvas

Canvas supports a wide range of question types for online quiz building, including (but not limited to) Multiple Choice, True/False, Fill in the Blank, Multiple Answers, Likert Scale, Matching, Numerical Answer and Essay.

The Canvas Support pages contain a wealth of guides that will help you construct quizzes in Canvas:

Canvas Guides to Quizzes (list of all the guides)

Quiz Options and Settings

Test about Other Tools in Canvas

24/7 support direct from Canvas

Canvas Support are able to help with any question relating to creating/managing your Canvas courses.

Phone: +44 (0) 800 014 8776 (calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles)

There is also a very good chat service available within Canvas in the help menu

Canvas Guides is an excellent source of documentation on Canvas.  The documentation is updated frequently.

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