Canvas Information for Faculty

Beginning in Summer 2016, Niagara University switched our learning management platform from Blackboard to Canvas. All courses going forward will be on Canvas. We welcome you to explore the resources here to prepare you for offering your course on Canvas!

Need content moved over from a previously used Blackboard course? No problem!

We have all of the courses previously used on Blackboard ready to be brought into Canvas for you as needed. All you have to do is open a ticket, and a ticket will be created for you. All migrations are done in the order they are received.

Need some Canvas training or need a quick question answered? 

Faculty nodes are available in each college to assist with Canvas related questions. In addition to this peer support, IT is also available to assist as needed. For assistance, simply open a ticket. 

Quick Overview of the Canvas Process

  • All courses are automatically created in Canvas, with all instructors and students assigned to them. All courses are unpublished by default, so until the instructor publishes them, students will not see them. There is no need to request that your course be created.
  • If material needs to come over from Blackboard, please request migration by openeing a ticket.
  • As students drop courses, they will be AUTOMATICALLY dropped from Canvas courses. No action is needed on your part as an instructor. 
  • Course sections can be combined into one section for convenience.