Faculty Checklist for Leaving Blackboard
Now that UNO has made the move to Canvas, faculty need to make sure they have everything they need from Blackboard before you lose access to the system on June 30th, 2018. The following checklist can help you with the tasks you should be thinking about now, and completing before the end of June. No Summer 2018 courses (and beyond) will be able to use Blackboard.
- √ Learn about and start using Canvas
- √ Backup any needed course materials from Blackboard
- √ Backup any needed student submissions from Blackboard
- √ Backup any needed grade information from Blackboard
- √ Get help moving your content from Blackboard to Canvas
- √ Add any additional contact methods in Canvas
- √ Update your Notification preferences in Canvas
- √ Set your Favorites for your Canvas Dashboard
The Digital Learning Team at UNO is here to help you learn about Canvas! All of our training offering are listed at https://UNODigitalLearning.eventbrite.com.
There are several ways you can get content backed up out of Blackboard. If you are not sure which method is best for you, contact a member of the UNO Digital Learning Team, or stop by one of our Drop-in help sessions and let us assist you with the process.
Remember that once Blackboard is gone; it is really gone! If there are assignments that students submitted to the system that you might want to access in the future it's a good idea to export them now.
Will you need access to grades for your old courses? Think about possibilities for grade appeals, students requesting references letters, etc. Once Blackboard is gone you won't be able to jump on and check grades from previous classes.
If you would like help moving a course from Blackboard to Canvas, the Digital Learning team can work with you, or even move your course over. Just fill out this short form to make the request.
For assistance moving your courses or learning Canvas get in touch with a member of the Digital Learning Team.
| Kristin Bradley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin King, email@example.com
Rick Murch-Shafer, firstname.lastname@example.org