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A message from The Faculty Center

To: Faculty Opportunities Mailing List
Date sent: Monday, November 26th, 2018
Subject: Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 courses are now available.

 

Colleagues,

Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 courses are now available.
 
Faculty who teach during these terms may begin preparing their Moodle and Canvas courses. Students are also being loaded into courses, and updated nightly, but will not have access until faculty make the course(s) visible by “showing” in Moodle or “publishing” in Canvas. 
 
We continue to make progress in our transition to Canvas. While faculty and instructors are encouraged to become familiar with Canvas, SSU's self-hosted Moodle will remain active for teaching through Spring 2019. However, Moodle will no longer be supported after May 23, 2019.  All Summer 2019 courses will be on Canvas.
 
The Fall 2019 semester will be the first regular semester exclusively on Canvas. Get help or get started now at the SSU Canvas Support Center, or call 24/7 Students Canvas Hotline 833-263-0709 or 24/7 Faculty Hotline 833-263-0708.
 
Additional information for Instructors:
  • Courses are created automatically for all courses listed on the SSU schedule of classes. SSU Employees, complete the Course Request Form to request additional types of courses such as a Metacourse, Miscellaneous course, or Sandbox course.
  • Moodle Archive Courses (Summer 2017 through Spring 2018) were part of the bulk migration that took place and are available in Canvas. To view these go to ‘Courses’ on the left-hand side of the page and select ‘All Courses’, then scroll down to ‘Past Enrollments’ towards the bottom of the page.
  • A new Zoom Web Conferencing LTI will be installed on December 21st, please wait to add new Zoom meetings in Canvas until after that date.
  • Feel free to contact the Faculty Center (707) 664-2659, faculty.center@sonoma.edu if you need any assistance.
 
Additional Information for Students:
  • If you need access to information from a retired/hidden course, please first contact your instructor for assistance before contacting the IT Help Desk (664-4357).
 
Thank you,
The Faculty Center Staff
 
 
 

Transition Timeline Summary

  • Fall 2018: Implementation and testing of selected LMS begins. Canvas is available for faculty early adoption.

  • Spring 2019: Faculty are encouraged to adopt Canvas, and build/migrate in new LMS.

    • Instruction on Moodle ends at the conclusion of Spring 2019 (Moodle courses archived).

  • Summer 2019: All courses created on Canvas.

    • SSU-Hosted Moodle courses archived and available upon request.

  • Fall 2019: All courses created on Canvas.

    • This will be the first regular semester exclusively on Canvas.

Status of Moodle Courses During the Transition Period:

  • Moodle A/Current Courses (Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019) will remain available for instruction through Spring 2019.

  • Moodle C/Archive Courses (Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018) are available to faculty for reference online through Spring 2019.

  • At the conclusion of the Spring 2019 semester (May 2019), all courses will be moved offline.