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Canvas: A New Learning Management System- An Official Notice from the Center for Faculty Excellence


Dear faculty and staff,


We are excited about how Martin University is seeking to leverage the innovative use of instructional technology to enhance student learning, which is critical in moving our university into the future and becoming a leader in educational innovation.


To ensure that we have the right tools and learning platforms in place, the university has recently evaluated our technology platforms to look for new ways to provide faculty and students with the optimal teaching and learning experience. Moreover, after much discussion with key stakeholders, Martin University will implement a new Learning Management System (LMS) and transition from CAMS to Canvas in the Spring of 2021.


We understand the challenges that come with systems integration, and we want to ensure this transition will be as smooth as possible for our students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, Martin University's new Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) began providing online and face-to-face training options this past fall and will continue to do so throughout the implementation period of Spring 2021.


Transitioning to Canvas will provide enhanced instructional analytic capabilities supporting the University's larger plan for data integration, a more user-friendly interface for faculty and students, and better integration with our third-party cloud-based platforms like Google Suites, Microsoft Teams, Cengage, and Grammarly.


We are excited about the types of instructional capabilities we will have once we fully transition to Canvas. Concomitantly, with your cooperation and assistance from the Center for Faculty Excellence, we are sure we will execute this transition as seamlessly as possible and provide our faculty and students with enhanced opportunities for success for years to come.


More information about Canvas training dates and the course migration process is forthcoming.


Sincerely,


Dr. Ted Hall

Faculty Council Chair


Dr. Lashun Smith

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

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