Canvas Conversion Campfire Stories

Concurrent Session 2

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Let's gather around the campfire to share our stories about switching from another LMS to Canvas.  We will share how we successfully migrated 1000+ courses in a year and trained hundreds of faculty in our traditional liberal arts college and part-time facilitators in our accelerated adult continuing education program.

Presenters

Dr. Linda Macaulay is the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology at Elizabethtown College (PA). She has over 15 years of experience teaching in online, blended, and traditional higher education programs. Before coming to the college, she taught graduate and undergraduate educational technology courses and was also an elementary teacher for eleven years. Her background in leadership for change, technology, and learning theory provides a broad base of knowledge to support faculty as they work to enhance their face-to-face, blended, and online courses with innovative teaching strategies and technology. She states that she is a "teacher first, techie second" because it is good teaching and course design that makes all the difference for student success. She lives in Landisville, PA with her son and pets and enjoys listening to Kenny Roger's music and spending time with her family to unplug and recharge. Look for her around the OLC Conference buzzing about in her red mobility scooter!

Extended Abstract

Let's gather around the campfire to share our stories about switching from another LMS to Canvas.  We will share how we successfully migrated 1000+ courses in a year and trained hundreds of faculty in our traditional liberal arts college and part-time facilitators in our accelerated adult continuing education program. 

Participants will:

  • Explore effective communication strategies for LMS migration.
  • Experience sample training sessions/modules that were used to prepare faculty to use the new LMS.
  • Share their own strategies, successes and challenges in a collaborative Word document.