Advantages

Canvas is adopted faster and more extensively than any other LMS

  • As more Florida institutions migrate to Canvas, there is an opportunity for greater inter-institutional cooperation with purchasing agreements, training, and accessibility.
  • Canvas is Cloud hosted so there is no maintenance, upgrade or patch downtimes.
  • Canvas has experienced a 99.997 uptime the past year with only 3 minutes of system interruptions.
  • Clean Interface: Canvas is straightforward and simple, which lets the instructor’s content be the focus.
  • Instructors can build courses more easily.
  • SpeedGrader allows instructors to give feedback much easier.
  • Students report that the Mobile App was a significant advantage and the ability to use Canvas on a smartphone or tablet scored high in the research.
  • Students can view their final grade throughout the term using “the hypothetical grade” function.
  • Calendar tool helps students stay organized.

Advantages

Features include a cleaner interface, easier building experience, and SpeedGrader. Students report increased satisfaction due to hypothetical grades, a superior mobile app, and simplified group work.

Advantages

Get Ready

ATC offers training opportunities in multiple formats: text-based documentation, face-to-face sessions with an instructional designer, group training classes, Live@Lunch 1-hour webinars, and video-based training.

Training Resources

F.A.Q.

ATC has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you with the transition to Canvas. If you have questions please visit here before emailing askatc@uwf.edu.

F.A.Q. List

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The Academic Technology Center (ATC) provides faculty support and training programs in support of excellence in online curriculum and instruction.  

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