It is time to start packing!  Start teaching your first course in Canvas this summer!

Posted: February 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Beginning this summer, all UNK courses will be uploaded to Blackboard and to Canvas.  Faculty have the option to choose which LMS they want to use in 2017 summer and fall courses.

The easiest way to get ready for the move to Canvas is to go live with your first course in Canvas this summer followed with another or all of your courses in Canvas this fall.

Spring 2018 – All courses are taught in Canvas.  No courses will be uploaded to Blackboard.

On June 30th our Blackboard contract runs out and all access to Blackboard courses goes away.  If you wish to keep your Blackboard course material for reference, you should export them and save them in a place where you can find them for later use in Canvas.

I’m ready to start packing.  Where do I begin?

  • Get your Canvas sandbox course to get started.   Better yet, ask for two or three sandbox courses.
  • Login in to Canvas at
    • Use your EASI username and password.  Hint: Login exactly how you get into Blackboard
  • Register for a Canvas Instructional Sessions OR in your Canvas account go to Help > Search the Canvas Guides and tap the Instructor Guide which includes great tutorials.
  • Have a question?  In Canvas, start a chat by tapping on Help > Chat with Canvas Support (24/7/365).

Remember, we are here to help you with your move to Canvas.  Get started now and by the time winter break comes at the end of 2017, you will be all moved in and ready for teaching in Canvas in 2018!   Contact Don, Jane or Shahla with any questions you may have.

Don Ray,, 308-865-8268 Jane Petersen,, 308-865-8623 Shahla Alavi,, 308-865-8861

By: Jane Petersen

Category: Instructional Technology, Information Technology Services

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