MAY 3, 2023 — As the semester nears its conclusion, faculty have many opportunities to prepare for the university-wide transition to Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the digital platform that will replace Blackboard Learn in fall 2023.
The Academic Innovation Office of Teaching, Learning & Digital Transformation (TLDT) is leading the course migration effort. Throughout the summer, staff will work to ensure faculty’s courses are moved from the current platform to Canvas.
“We’ve seen how excited students are about working in Canvas, and we’re really proud of how faculty are responding to the change,” said Jonathan Gutierrez, TLDT associate director for digital transformation initiatives and strategy. “Since we opened platform access in March, more than 500 faculty members have started to become familiar with the LMS.”
Canvas will be the first significant overhaul of the student and faculty digital learning experience since 2012. Its extensive features will bring an even richer experience to students’ gateway to the classroom.
TLDT will host instructional sessions on five topics to promote best practices and show faculty how to leverage unique Canvas LMS features. The Canvas transition team designed the faculty classes to demonstrate specific features and, more importantly, demonstrate how to use them to promote student engagement, track progress and make time-consuming tasks easier.
Faculty can find more details and sign up for these sessions on the Faculty Center event calendar.
“While the Canvas migration team will be doing the heavy lifting when it comes to moving courses, faculty have an opportunity to explore how the new features can enhance their course materials and make management easier,” Gutierrez said. “Additionally, faculty who have used Canvas before are giving us ideas and examples on how to use the platform in engaging ways.”
“Canvas was more intuitive to learn and has all the features I could ever want in a modern learning platform,” said Ryan McPherson, associate professor of practice at the College of Liberal and Fine Arts’ Department of Communication. McPherson emphasizes the benefits of Canvas’ grading, assignment and student messaging sessions. He says the tools allow his students to track when an assignment is due, access course materials and provide feedback.
“And it’s not just better communication with students — the design of the entire platform is built around our modern teaching needs,” he added.
Learn to use the simple but powerful features of EndNote®, a citation management tool. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to setup an EndNote library, save references and PDFs, and automatically create and edit a bibliography.Virtual Event
Learn to use Zotero®, a citation manager that can help you store and organize citations you find during your research. Zotero can generate bibliographies in various styles, insert in-text citations and allow you to share sources with collaborators.Virtual Event
Four teams of government SMEs from AFIMSC will pitch their artificial intelligence and machine learning problem sets to industry participants vetted by AFWERX.Buena Vista Building, Downtown Campus
Do you need to use a LaTeX program for writing your research papers? This workshop covers how to enable a list of your references in a BibTeX file to automatically output in-text citations and a bibliography using a LaTeX program such as Overleaf.Virtual Event
If you're interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, you won't want to miss UTSA's annual Health Professions Day Fair!H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, Main Campus
Frost Bank and UTSA are proud to host this special event honoring P.F. Roberts and San Antonio's rich cultural history. The site which is now the corner of Indianola Street and E. César E. Chavez Blvd., once was the address of 301 Victoria St., where the P.F. Roberts Store stood. The grocery store was one of few African American-owned businesses in San Antonio in the early 1900s.610 Indianola Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
This solo exhibition features the work of Delita Martin, a world-renowned master printmaker known for creating representations of black women in complex and luxuriant narrative portraits.Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, UTSA Southwest Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education .
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to promoting access for all. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.