Canvas Special Invitation

Special Invitation:  Getting a Quick Start in moving from Oncourse to Canvas

Earlier this spring, Indiana University announced that the Canvas learning management system (LMS) would be the successor to Oncourse. This quick start workshop, in just three hours, is designed to help you quickly move your content from Oncourse to Canvas and learn the basics of Canvas in time for the start of the fall semester.

This is very much a “hands-on” workshop, so bring your laptop and your course syllabus, announcements and files you’d like to place in your Canvas course site (or be able to access these materials via your laptop through the wireless network). Each hour of the workshop will focus on a specific Canvas task, with the majority of the hour (50 minutes) allocated to giving you time to complete the task in your own course. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a working Canvas course ready for the fall ’14 semester. More specific details will be provided in a follow-up e-mail, once you register for one of the workshops.

While Oncourse will remain available through the summer, 2016 semester, we encourage you to start teaching with Canvas now, as it includes significant new features and functionality not found in Oncourse ( ). 

Workshop dates/locations are:
Tuesday, August 12 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (breakfast will be provided)
Tuesday, August 12 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
Thursday, August 14 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  (breakfast will be provided)
Thursday, August 14 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  (lunch will be provided)

All workshops will be located in IT 167 and IT 162.

To register for a workshop, please visit Deadline for registration is 8/4/2014 5:00 pm.

Please contact Tom Janke at the Center for Teaching and Learning with any questions about the workshop.  We look forward to seeing you, and supporting your transition to Canvas!  To learn more about Canvas, please visit

Center for Teaching and Learning

phone: (317) 274-1300
755 West Michigan Street
UL 1125
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
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