Posts by Olivia

Shawn Krahmer, Theology & Religious Studies

“I’m having my students keep reading/reflection logs, 2 entries per week.  Using the Canvas “Discussions” feature, I assigned each student to their own unique “discussion.”  That student and I are the only ones who have access to this “discussion.”  Students can upload or type in their reflections.  These are auto dated, so I know whether…

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Tim Swift, Management

“I am one of the least technologically savvy instructors at St. Joe’s, but I knew we could do better than Blackboard, so I became a Canvas Early Adopter. The Canvas training was easy to understand, and Canvas has a GREAT look and feel. My students love it.  Perhaps most importantly, Canvas is intuitive – “things”…

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Greg Tanzola, Accounting

“I am very pleased so far at the ease at which I can use Canvas.  In addition, the product is much more robust, user-friendly, and intuitive than what I have used in the past.” 

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Canvas: March Training Published

The Canvas Project Team has now published our Canvas training schedule for the month of March. In an effort to customize your training experience, we’ve developed the Canvas Profile questionnaire. This questionnaire is designed to help us get to know you, your teaching mode, learning style, and migration preference. Once you’ve filled out your Canvas Profile, a member…

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Canvas: February Training Published

Dear Colleagues, The Canvas Project Team has now published our Canvas training schedule for the month of February.Based on attendance and positive feedback from our Early Adopters, we will host training entirely online, using Zoom, for the month of February. With the Spring II term beginning on March 5th, the February training is targeted for faculty who will be teaching in Canvas at that time. We highly recommend that online faculty who…

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News from the Project Manager – January

As the Spring semester begins to move forward, there has been a significant amount of progress made around the Canvas project.  Our group of early adopters is now teaching their Spring courses in Canvas.  Throughout the semester, the Canvas Project Team will be gathering feedback to help fine tune our full launch of Canvas for…

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SJU Perspective on Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

The purpose of this communication is to describe the vulnerabilities, “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, which have been widely reported by the media for the past week, let you know what the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is doing to address the problem, and explain how you can mitigate associated risks on your SJU and personally-owned computers.…

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Welcome to Canvas – Spring 2018

For students enrolled in courses led by our Early Adopters, their Canvas experience begins now! Welcome to the 2018 Spring semester on Hawk Hill! We have some exciting news to share with you.  One (or more) of your spring courses will be taught in SJU’s new Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. Your instructor is part…

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Security Matters: January, 2018 – Privacy is Our Shared Responsibility

Everyone in the SJU community is responsible for the protection of our customers’ privacy and their personal information. However, you don’t need to understand the nuances of every privacy regulation currently affecting higher education to tackle data privacy issues on campus. Whether you are working on a data breach response plan, updating institutional policies, collaborating…

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