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 Canvas Transition Information for Faculty



After 9 years of using Sakai, South Alabama is changing its learning management system (LMS). It’s “Bye Bye Sakai” and “Hello Canvas”. The Innovation in Learning Center within the Office of Academic Affairs has recommended Canvas after an 8-month review process that included vendor demonstrations, hands-on testing by a campus task force of faculty, staff and students and conversations with other institutions who have made the transition from Sakai. By moving to Canvas, the university community will be able to access a modern LMS with intuitive tools for building courses and learning with them, mobile apps for faculty and students, easier collaboration and feedback using multimedia tools and enhanced grading capabilities. 

Sakai to Canvas Cheat Sheet

Canvas Course Consultations

These consultations are for faculty that will be piloting Canvas in the Spring 2020 semester. Click on the date/time that best fits your schedule to sign-up.

Canvas Fundamentals Face-to-Face Faculty Training Course

  • January 14 (9am - 1pm) Tuesday
  • January 24 (9am - 1pm) Friday
  • January 31 (9am - 1pm) Friday

 Upcoming Faculty Trainings (registration will open on the first of the month for which the course is offered)

  • February 7 (9am - 1pm) Friday
  • February 11 (9am - 1pm) Tuesday
  • February 21 (9am - 1pm) Friday
  • February 28 (9am - 1pm) Friday
  • March 6 (9am - 1pm) Friday
  • March 10 (9am - 1pm) Tuesday
  • March 20 (9am - 1pm) Friday
  • March 27 (9am - 1pm) Friday

All Training Sessions will be in the ILC Classroom, please bring a laptop computer

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 Canvas Fundamentals for Faculty Fully Online Course 

The December Online Canvas Fundamentals has reached capacity. If you are in need of Canvas training please register for the January course below. Completion of the final module of training should be completed no later than January 31st, 2020. Upon signing up here, you will be enrolled in the course (within two business days) and an email with instructions for getting started will be sent to you.

  Apply here to enroll in January Training Course



   Timeline for Canvas