Quercus Migration To Do List

We're hitting the home stretch - it's almost time to say our final good bye to Blackboard. As we approach the end of August, there are some things you're going to want to check off your To Do List.


Q Migration: Process and Timeline

This is not an official project timeline by any means - it is just an overview of how you might consider breaking up the next year, as we migrate from Blackboard/Portal to Canvas/Quercus.


After you've Migrated: Let's Build!

If you attended an Quercus Migration session, you'll know that that session focused largely on supporting your decision on how to export your existing content from Blackboard. Now, after that introduction, you might be ready to get into the nitty gritty of the new system and could be thinking about how to most effectively and optimally build your course in the Q. If so, the course builder group session  can get you started. Please note: we will not be covering the migration process/options in this session.


The Q: Pages vs Module Course Organization

You're faced with your first choice - how do you want students to navigate your course?


Quercus Day - May 11, 2018

This week we have Quercus Day at Robarts Library! The day has a drop-in format, so need to register. Come by anytime throughout the day: 10:00am – 3:30pm.


The Q: What support is available?

Even though the winter semester is just ending, it's already time to start thinking about your Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 courses. Summer 2018 courses are available in the Q right now, and Fall courses will be available soon (in the meantime, you can start building in your demo "sandbox" course shell).


What about our Organizations?

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering has hundreds of active organizations that fulfill a variety of adminstrative and academic needs.


10 Steps to Export/Import

There are several reasons why you might lean one way or the other - time to re-build is certainly going to be at the top of the list. But, equally as important, is the technical consideration. There are some courses that are just more likely to be a successful course export/import into Canvas than others. How do you know if your course is a good candidate for copying? In general, the more simple your course is, the better the candidate for copying.

Ask yourself these questions:


Preparing for the Migration to Canvas

You've attended the Info session, you know Blackboard/Portal is shutting down August 31, so now what? What can you do right now to ensure a smooth migration?


Canvas Migration: Info Session

We know that everyone has questions about what is happening, when it is happening, and how it is happening. We'll do our best to answer them!