New Canvas Features and Workshops (Register now)

icon_workshop-100x100Register now for Winter Quarter/Spring Semester Canvas workshops for new and returning instructors!

New features:

  • New VeriCite interface (plagiarism detection software)you asked for these changes and the vendor made them! VeriCite is now embedded into Canvas’s SpeedGrader to save you time and solves previous document markup issues. Friday, January 6, 2017 1-2pm
  • Integration with Office 365 for easier assignment submission and better student collaboration Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11am – 12pm
  • Mastery Paths for customized student learning experiences based on specific learning objectives Friday, January 6, 2017 10am-12pm

Deepen your skills:

  • Grades Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1pm – 3pm


Register now for one or all of these workshops by clicking here.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 Friday, January 6, 2017
10am – 11am Mastery Paths
11am – 12pm Office 365 Integration into Canvas Mastery Paths (continued)
12pm – 1pm
1pm – 2pm Grades VeriCite (plagiarism detection)
2pm – 3pm Grades (continued)

Questions Can’t make it but still want to learn these new features? 

Contact UO Libraries CMET in Knight Library Room 19, 541-346-1942, or by emailing us at

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New Canvas Update – coming June 15th

The new Canvas User Interface is coming June 15th.   Click on the image below for a preview!

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i>clicker News (5/27/2016)

With the end of the Spring 2016 Term coming, and with i>clicker releasing an update this week, we have determined that it is best that Faculty/Instructors/GTF’s do not try to up date their i>clicker software until we post the new version after the end of Spring Term 2016. Should you have an issue with your i>clicker software before the new release is posted please contact the Educational Technology/Canvas Support Office – (541) 346-1942.

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Canvas Faculty Panel – May 13, 2016 – Presenters!

Canvas Faculty Panel: RSVP and more information here :

Friday, May 13th 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Knight Library 267-B

Erik Ford – Adjunct Instructor of Operations and Business Analytics

Erik Ford redesigned BA240 Managing Business Information in the summer of 2014 to increase student learning and engagement and received the highest student evaluations ever recorded for that course. He continues to innovate.  In his newest online version of the course, students engage with YouTube videos, Canvas quizzes and file uploads.  Early beta testing has provided interesting results.  Student focus groups have indicated they believe they are learning more than their face to face counterparts and even claim they are getting more one-on-one time with the instructor.

Sung Park – Instructor of Photojournalism/Multimedia, School of Journalism and Communication

During the Winter 2016 term, Sung Park taught J 399, Special Studies: Smartphone Photography.  In this course his students utilized their smartphones to take photos, submit assignments using the Canvas Mobile App, and complete other course assignments in Canvas. He will share the positive experiences, challenges, and takeaways he and his students had during the first term this course was offered.

Mark Carrier – Senior Instructor I, Biology Department

Despite the strong headwind, Mark Carrier made the migration from Blackboard to Canvas successfully.  He has taken advantage of the quizzing tool to ask Multiple Dropdown questions in his biology quizzes.  He will share how they work and why he uses them.  He’ll also tell the story of how his undergraduate TA’s helped him design a more student-centric course site, which is a great example of Universal Design.

Mike Urbancic – Instructor & Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics

Mike Urbancic is an instructor in the economics department who has been involved with the transition process from Blackboard to Canvas since the Fall 2013 term. He will discuss how Canvas lets him do the normal Learning Management System stuff with less pain and aggravation and highlight his favorite differences between Blackboard and Canvas.

Sierra Dawson PhD, ATC – 2016 Teaching Excellence Fellow, Senior Lecturer II, Department of Human Physiology

Having used Canvas for a year now, many faculty have found innovating and exciting ways to use Canvas. For those teaching Large Classes, time saving steps and other Canvas efficiencies can be very helpful. Sierra Dawson, a 2016 Teaching Excellence Fellow, will facilitate a session where the audience is encouraged to share their time saving tips for any class size. The objective is to build a collection of tips that will help all faculty, but especially those teaching in large classrooms.

Following the presentation there will be time for networking and discussion with our presenters and attendees.  Snacks will be provided.


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Canvas Faculty Panel – May 13, 2016

Canvas Faculty Panel: RSVP and more information here :

Friday, May 13th 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Knight Library 267-B

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UO Libraries – Center for Media and Educational Technology (CMET) is happy to announce our first Canvas Faculty Panel to celebrate the one year anniversary of our migration from Blackboard to Canvas. Come for lively faculty roundtable on creative uses, innovations and best practices using Canvas to improve teaching and learning at the UO. After the panel presentation, there will be a moderated discussion and refreshments.


Panelists include:

  • Erik Ford, Adjunct Instructor of Operations and Business Analytics
  • Sung Park, Instructor of Photojournalism/Multimedia, School of Journalism and Communication
  • Mark Carrier, Senior Instructor I, Biology Department
  • Mike Urbancic,  Instructor & Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics
  • Sierra Dawson PhD, ATC, 2016 Teaching Excellence Fellow, Senior Lecturer II, Department of Human Physiology

Questions? Email

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Canvas Faculty Panel – May 13, 2016

A faculty panel on the Best Practices & Creative, Innovative Uses of Canvas!

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Mark the date because this is going to be an exciting opportunity to see how some of your peers are using Canvas in creative, innovative and exciting ways.  Faculty from many disciplines including Journalism, Economics, Business, Human Physiology and more will demonstrate how they use Canvas in their courses.  This event will be held in the Knight Library on the 2nd floor in room 267B from 1 – 3 pm with a reception to follow.

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Last Day for Bb Access is 1/31/2016

All courses are now taught in Canvas.

Thanks to all our faculty, students, and staff who made the migration to Canvas such a great success.

The last day for access to Blackboard is January 31, 2016.

Faculty will find course content from previous courses in Canvas.

If you need materials from Blackboard for an incomplete, please log in now and download the materials you need. You will not have access after January 31, 2016.

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New Opportunities to Learn!

New Canvas Workshops – Register Now to explore and learn more about some of the unique features of Canvas and the antiplagiarism software VeriCite.  


Register for a Canvas Workshop!

Instructors and GTFs can register for a hands-on Canvas workshops and work sessions here:

Too busy?

We can bring the training to you! Schedule a training session during your faculty meeting. Ask your Department Head to email us with potential dates/times/locations at

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Non-CRN Bb Web sites remain on Blackboard Fall 2015

25,807 Courses Migrated

The Canvas team has migrated 25,807 Blackboard courses to Canvas. Content from the summer 2015 Blackboard courses should be migrated by the end of this week. In addition to supporting our instructors in their Fall Quarter course preparations, the Canvas Migration team is currently in the process of migrating the last ~1,000 sites.

Non-CRN Bb Web Site may remain on Blackboard during Fall 2015

There are approximately 1,000 non-CRN Bb Web sites (i.e. Blackboard course sites used for purposes other than credit courses). We’ve also migrated over 25,000 Blackboard sites and we’re down to the last ~1,000. Unfortunately, these are all the sites that require special handling. Migrating each of these sites is a custom and labor-intensive process.

We are committed to working with you to successfully migrate these sites, but it looks like we will need more time to make it happen. So, nonCRN Blackboard Web sites may remain in Blackboard for the Fall term. I’m pleased to say that we have finalized a Blackboard license extension specifically to host existing non-CRN Blackboard Web sites for Fall term. Hopefully, this takes the time pressure off so that we can find an elegant solution that works for everyone.

Unfortunately, this extension does NOT apply to regular credit courses. No CRN courses can be taught in Blackboard during Fall term 2015.


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Law School Increases LMS Usage 42% by Switching to Canvas

Law School increases LMS Usage 42% by Switching to Canvas

UO School of Law

UO School of Law

Congratulations to the UO Law School!

The UO Law School starts its Fall semester today with a 42% increase in the number of courses with course content available on line.

93% of Bb Faculty Migrated

Of the faculty who taught in Blackboard last Fall or Spring semesters (and who are scheduled to teach again this Fall or Spring), 93% have successfully migrated to Canvas. With the move to Canvas, the UO Law School also added 7 new faculty to their faculty user community.


It has been a pleasure to partner with your faculty, academic leadership, support staff, and technical staff on this migration. In particular, Associate Dean Adell Amos, IT Director Dennis Bishop, and IT Support Manager Ginamarie Jones have worked very hard on this migration with us. We appreciate their hard work, help, support, and good humor.

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