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Transitioning to Canvas

The following table lists the most common tools used in the Course Portal and Canvas and where they can be found on both sites.

 Task

 Course Portal

Canvas

  1. Post the Syllabus
Content1 Syllabus
  1. Post Course Content
Content1

Files or Modules2

  1. View Class Participants
Course Roster Coming Fall 2013
  1. Send Messages to Class
Email the Classlist Announcements
  1. Submit Assignments
Document Dropbox Assignments
  1. Use the Discussion Board
Discussion Board Discussions
  1. Collaborate on a Document
Wiki Collaborations or Pages
  1. Schedule Appointments
Appointment Scheduler Calendar Scheduler3
  1. View Seating Chart
Seating Charts Coming  Fall 2013
  1. Course Evaluations
Evaluations1 Coming Fall 2013
  1. Manage/Download Recordings
Recordings Coming Fall 2013
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1 In Course Portal, site content and course evaluations are edited in the Manage Site menu under their respective tabs.

2 Files is used to upload content to Canvas and Modules is used to organize course content in Canvas.

In Canvas, appointments are scheduled through the Course Calendar.

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