What happens next?
Over the next few months we’ll work with schools and colleges to develop a plan to ensure that all academic staff have the skills and knowledge to use Canvas to its greatest potential.
We’ve been able to provide a relatively long lead-time for training and getting up to speed. The system will go live for all RMIT courses – HE, VE, International and other courses – at the beginning of Semester 1 2018.
In the meantime, we’ll be piloting extensively with academic and student; developing the appropriate training process and modules; plus working with you to ensure the learning & teaching framework that is used to develop content is easy to use and does what it promises.
Information, examples and training will be delivered in multiple forms and formats to best fit your needs.
There’s a lot to be done, but it will be an exciting way to provide more flexible resources, greater interactivity and opportunities to learn for all students.
What can I do to get involved right now?
You’ll be able to see what the new LMS can do at a showcase event at the beginning of March.
Academic professional development for 2017 should include training in Canvas that will be supplied by the LMS Implementation project and will be made available online. This will include how to use Canvas in the best way, and be aligned to the learning and teaching framework.
That said, many people are currently working on their Workplans so please make sure you put an element in on Canvas.