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Canvas Resources and Information

As we move toward a decision about the LMS system at Murray State, we will use this page to provide as much information as possible for review by Murray State faculty and students. As information is gathered we will continue to add resources to this page.

Training for Canvas is available!  Sign-up here.

Need instructions on getting started with your fall or summer courses?  See our Getting Started Guide.

Latest update on the Canvas discussion 4-10-13
Message from Linda Miller, CIO to campus faculty -

   "We have received administrative approval to move from Blackboard to Canvas this summer beginning with summer classes. As you are well aware, this will create the need for very aggressive activity on all of our parts. Within the next few days you will be receiving an email with "Instructions for Getting Started with Canvas" This will help you experiment with creating your own content and/or moving your course materials into your new Canvas classes, and also information about training. Keep your eye on your inbox.
   We are well aware that this will take effort on your part - and for faculty teaching summer classes there isn't a great deal of time to get comfortable with the new system. We want you to know that we will do everything in our power to reduce the burden on you. We sincerely believe that you and your students will find that this new system supports learning while freeing you to focus more on your teaching and less on the using the tools. Please keep in touch and let us know of your concerns. We do appreciate your patience as we work our way through this."


Open Forums Scheduled to Discuss Canvas

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Faculty Hall Room 208
Alexander Hall Room 240
Business Building Room 404
Applied Science Room 406 South
CTLT Classroom AS 304N
Freed Curd Auditorium IT 231
CTLT Classroom AS 304N




Blackboard and Canvas Feature Comparison Evaluation and Open Discussion

MSU Spring 2013 Canvas Pilot Discussion Video



Linda Miller's Commentary to Roundabout Murray Newsletter

March 15, 2013


Reports from other institutions that have moved to Canvas:


Results of student and faculty surveys at other institutions:


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