Granite State College is migrating from the Moodle LMS (Learning Management System) to Canvas.
Starting with the Summer 2021 Term, all courses will be offered in Canvas. The Instructional Design Team along with dedicated IT staff will be moving the courses over to Canvas so much of the content will already be available in your course when you get access.
Faculty can log into Canvas now at https://mycourses.granite.edu All faculty should have a Sandbox course that you experiment with the resources and activities.
If you don't find a Sandbox course in Canvas, you can request a Sandbox course here (Login required. Use your GSC username and password.)
Moodle vs Canvas & Known Issues
While there are similarities between the two LMS, there are some differences which are highlighted on this Side-by-Side Comparsion: Moodle Import to Canvas.
When the courses get migrated to Canvas there are some items that will need your attention such as:
- Moodle Books: This resource type doesn't exist in Canvas. Each page of the Moodle Book will be converted to a single page in Canvas. You may want to consider other options for consolidating your pages to a single file or if there are several pages, creating a single table of content page with links to the other pages such that students only see the table of content page in the module.
- Quizzes: There are 2 types of Quizzes in Canvas: Classic Quiz and New Quiz.
- Quizzes imported from Moodle will be imported as a Canvas Classic Quiz.
- Classic quizzes are scheduled to be removed from Canvas in December 2022. (Read more.)
- If you are creating a new quiz, it is recommended to choose the New Quiz type. If you have the time to recreate your quizzes now, we recommend that you do this now.
- These Canvas articles provide more details:
What are New Quizzes?
New vs Classic Quiz Feature Comparison
How Do I Migrate a Canvas Classic Quiz to a New Quiz
New Quizzes Chapter in Canvas Instructor Guide
- Assignment Rubrics: Rubrics from Moodle do not import into Canvas. These rubrics will need to be re-established in Canvas. (Note: Canvas allows for rubrics to be attached to discussions.
- Kaltura Video Resources: Video resources created in Kaltura in Kaltura, will remain in Kaltura. What's new is that you will find "My Media" in the Canvas main navigation menu. You will need to re-establish video resources in your course.
See USNH Knowledge Base (KB) article: Migrating Kaltura Video Resources to Canvas.
- Kaltura Video Assignments: Video assignments will not import into Canvas. You will need to reestablish this assignment using the Canvas Kaltura instruction. See See USNH Knowledge Base (KB) Article: Create Video/Audio Assignment in Canvas.
- General Kaltura Documentation: You may want to explore the various articles in the USNH Knowledge Base (KB) for documentation on various features in Kaltura including documentation for students which may be helpful to include in your course. (Read more.)
- H5P: This resource is integrated into the Moodle gradebook using an LTI plugin. This does not exist in Canvas. The college is exploring options for getting H5P content into Canvas courses.
- Chalk and Wire ePortfolio: Links to C&W assignments need to be re-established. They cannot have restricted access by degree program.
- Turnitin: Turnitin assignments will need to be recreated as a new Canvas assignment with an external tool link to Turnitin.
- Zoom: Zoom meetings will need to be recreated after June 30th. The Zoom-Canvas integration will be setup on June 30th.
- Go.Granite vs Granite Email:
Earlier this winter, all students and faculty received a new email address that ends in @granite.edu. (See announcement posted on 2/24/21.) Any email sent to a Go.Granite email account will automatically appear in your Granite.edu email account. (Read more.)
So why does my Go.Granite email still show up in my Moodle or Canvas account?
The email listed in both your Moodle and Canvas accounts will continue to display your Go.Granite email address through the end of the spring term. This is necessary so you don't lose access to any external resources that are exclusively connected to your Go.Granite email address such as Turnitin, Zoom and Chalk & Wire.
Your email address in your account will be updated to the new Granite.edu email address during the week of June 28th.