When will Canvas become available?
Over the course of the Fall, 2019 semester, we will be integrating Canvas into our systems on campus. Moodle will continue to be the LMS during this time. We expect that Canvas will be operational for Winter and Spring, 2020. Moodle will continue to exist during this time although we strongly recommend that faculty switch to Canvas. Beginning with Summer, 2020, Canvas will become the only LMS on campus, and Moodle will be retired.
How do Instructors access Canvas?
Instructors now have access to Canvas at https://ramapo.instructure.com, in which they can explore the system and get accustomed to the features of Canvas. Please complete this form to request a sandbox course. Instructors and students can view the help resources that are available on this page.
What browsers are recommended?
Chrome and FireFox are best. Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.
Is there a mobile app available?
Yes! The Canvas app is available for students and teachers for Android and iOS devices. Search for Canvas in the app store of your device to get started.
When will Moodle be retired?
Moodle will be available until Summer, 2020. Course content and materials will be archived at that time.
How do I migrate my content from Moodle to Canvas?
The Instructional Design Center will be available to help you migrate your course content into Canvas from Moodle. Please consider this an opportunity to update your course so that unused, or unnecessary content is not brought over to Canvas, thereby reducing space requirements of courses. You should already have a sandbox account, if not please complete this form to request a sandbox account. After your sandbox account is setup, follow the guides and video instructions below.
PLEASE NOTE: Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 content has been copied into Canvas for your convenience. Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 courses will be copied into Canvas shortly.
Can I still use Moodle for my courses?
Yes. Instructors who still wish to use Moodle may do so for the Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020 semesters.
I use Turnitin, Respondus, a publisher test bank, or technological resource. Are they available in Canvas?
Yes. All external services that you may have used in Moodle will be available in Canvas. Updated tutorials and information will be available on the Canvas website this summer.
How do I setup a Turnitin assignment in Canvas?
From your course homepage, go to Assignments on left navigation. Click + Assignment. Enter assignment name and details. Under the submission type drop down menu select external tool. Click the Find button and Turnitin will appear on the list so you can select it.
I’m developing a new course. Should I develop it in Canvas?
We recommend using Canvas for future course development. This will make it easier for you to transition those materials when Moodle is retired.
What kind of training is available for learning about using Canvas?
Help resources are available on this Canvas page. Formal training for instructors is available through the Instructional Design Center. View the Spring 2020 Canvas workshops. Students will be given links to resources to learn the platform.
Who should I contact for assistance with Canvas?
Users can contact the Instructional Design Center with any questions about Canvas. Please stop by (ASB-223) during business hours with any questions about the migration to Canvas, or email or call us with any questions at 201-684-7103. In addition, we are happy to announce that Karl Johnson has been appointed as faculty fellow for IDC this year. Karl will work with faculty members to help design their Canvas courses.