Faculty Target Milestones

Use of Blackboard ends with the completion of the Spring 2018 term (Final grades are due May 14, 2018). 

Below, please find important milestone dates for preparing for your transition to Canvas.

Hello, Canvas!

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Summer Courses

  • Now - Monday, March 19th

    Complete Canvas Profile

    • Milestone Date: Profile submitted by March 19th
  • Now - Monday, March 19th

    Access Canvas

    • Milestone Date: Accessed (for the 1st time) by March 19th
  • Now - Monday, March 26th

    Participate in Canvas Training

    • Milestone Date: Complete Canvas Training by March 26th
  • Now - Monday, March 26th

    Modify Canvas settings/customize notifications

    • Milestone Date: Complete Canvas customization by March 26th
  • Now - Monday, April 16th

    Build Course Content*

    • Milestone Date: Complete building course content by April 16th

    * We highly recommend using an SJU template

  • Now - Monday, April 16th

    If you've migrated content from Blackboard, check all course content

    • Milestone Date: Complete content clean up by April 16th
  • Now - Monday, April 23rd

    Review your Canvas course space from the Student View

    • Milestone Date: Complete course review by April 23rd
  • Monday, April 16th - Monday, April 23rd

    Publish your course to make it available to students

  • Monday, May 7th - Monday, May 21st

    Your Summer I Course(s) launch in Canvas!

Fall Courses

  • Now - Monday, April 23rd

    Complete Canvas Profile

    • Milestone Date: Profile submitted by April 23rd
  • Now - Monday, April 23rd

    Access Canvas

    • Milestone Date: Accessed (for the 1st time) by April 23rd
  • Now - Monday, July 16th

    Participate in Canvas Training

    • Milestone Date: Complete Canvas Training by July 16th
  • Now - Monday, July 16th

    Modify Canvas settings/customize notifications

    • Milestone Date: Complete Canvas customization by March 26th
  • Now - Monday, August 6th

    Build Course Content*

    • Milestone Date: Complete building course content by August 6th

    * We highly recommend using an SJU template

  • Now - Monday, August 6th

    If you've migrated content from Blackboard, check all course content

    • Milestone Date: Complete content clean up by August 6th
  • Now - Monday, August 13th

    Review your Canvas course space from the Student View

    • Milestone Date: Complete course review by August 13th
  • Monday, August 6th - Monday, August 13th

    Publish your course to make it available to students

  • Monday, August 27th

    Your Fall I Course(s) launch in Canvas!

Engagement Schedule

Join us either online in person to hear about the Canvas project!  You will have an opportunity to give feedback and ask questions.

Spring sessions coming soon!

In Person

Starbucks, 8:00am - 10:00am
October 25th, November 8th,
December 6th

Brown Bag Lunch, 11:30am - 1:30pm    
November 1st
CA 1st Floor Conference Room

Einstein Bagel, 9:00am - 11:00am
November 9th

Implementation Timeline

  • October, 2017

    Primary Technical Configuration and Migration Strategy complete

    Early Adopters Selected

  • November - December, 2017

    Early Adopter and Faculty Ambassador Training

  • January 8 & 16

    Early Adopter and Faculty Ambassador Courses Launch in Canvas

  • January 8 - May 3

    Instructor, Staff, and Student Training by ATDL and OIT

    Full Access to Canvas for Faculty and Staff

  • March

    Summer Courses available for all Faculty

  • April

    Fall Courses available for all Faculty

    Rank & Tenure available in Canvas

  • May 7

    Full Canvas Launch