The University of Missouri-Kansas City has begun transitioning from the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) to the Canvas LMS. A limited number of courses were included in Phase I of this transition. Faculty included in Phase I provided recommendations on how to improve UMKC’s transition to Canvas.
In fall 2018, UMKC entered Phase II of the transition. All courses will have a Canvas course site moving forward. Faculty can migrate Blackboard course content to Canvas in preparation for the semester. Those faculty wishing to teach in Blackboard for summer 2019 are required to request a Blackboard course site. A request form is available within the Blackboard Request System for this purpose.
Summer 2019 marks the final opportunity to transition to Canvas and the completion of Phase II. By fall 2019, all courses will be taught in Canvas and Blackboard will no longer be available.
Questions? See the FAQ and support information below or contact the Canvas Transition Team at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a new user get a Canvas account?
How can I request a Canvas sandbox?
How do I migrate my Blackboard course to Canvas?
How do I copy a Canvas sandbox?
Is Faculty Certification available in Canvas?
Yes, the Faculty Certification in Online Teaching course is now taught in Canvas. Instructors can register for self-paced on the workshops page.
The Blackboard version of the faculty certification course is no longer available.
Is Canvas training available for faculty?
How can I get help with Canvas?
For technical support, email ITS at firstname.lastname@example.org. For instructional design help, contact UMKC ID/T at email@example.com.
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Blackboard ends in...
UMKC Canvas Transition Timeline
Blackboard is discontinued.