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Get a head start on your fall classes before you head out for the summer and find your Fall 2024 courses now available in Canvas! Log into Canvas to find all your FA24 course sites on your dashboard or by going to your Courses > All Courses opens in new window page.

Remember this summer will be the first time that all courses must be taught in Canvas as Sakai will enter restricted access this Wednesday, May 15, 2024, after the Spring Semester concludes. Are you new to Canvas? Find resources on Moving from Sakai to Canvas and consider registering for a personal consultation to get one-on-one help with your specific courses. We are also offering several workshops throughout this summer to assist instructors moving from Sakai to Canvas. Let us know how we can assist you!

Get Added to Your Roster in ConnectCarolina

To get access to your Canvas course, your departmental course scheduler must list you as one of the following in ConnectCarolina for each of your rosters:

  • Primary Instructor
  • Secondary Instructor
  • Proxy
  • Dean’s Designate
  • Teaching Assistant

New Instructors: You must first complete FERPA opens in new window training before the registrar can list you as the instructor in ConnectCarolina. Once you are added as the instructor on your course roster, you should see your Class Roster in ConnectCarolina in the Faculty Portal. See these Faculty help guides opens in new window if you have questions about ConnectCarolina. If you were recently added as the instructor of record in ConnectCarolina, you may need to wait an hour before your course becomes available to you in Canvas.

Access Your Course Site in Canvas

Course sites are automatically created in Canvas so this is one less step for instructors! Log into Canvas and access your course sites on your Dashboard opens in new window or on the Courses > All Courses opens in new window page.

Cross-listed Rosters

Rosters that are cross-listed in ConnectCarolina will automatically be cross-listed in Canvas. They will appear as separate rosters in Canvas as they do in ConnectCarolina.

If you are teaching a course with multiple rosters that are not officially cross-listed in ConnectCarolina, you can combine those rosters onto one Canvas site. First determine which site you want to use as the main course site for the term and then go to your other section site(s) to cross-list it with the main section site opens in new window. Note that the other section site(s) will disappear once the cross-listing has been made.

For example, you may be teaching DEPT101.001, 002, and 003. You decide to use the 001 section site as your course site and want to cross-list sections 002 and 003 with section 001. You would go to the 002 and 003 section sites to cross-list them with DEPT101.001.

Note: If you cross-list the wrong sections in Canvas, please submit a help request through opens in new window. We will need to remove the cross-listing for you.

Reusing Content from Canvas and Sakai Courses

If you have already taught your course in Canvas, you can easily copy course materials between Canvas sites opens in new window.

If you would like to reuse course content from Sakai, your 2022 and 2023 Registrar courses have already been copied into Canvas sites (Spring 2024 content will be available late June). You can locate these “SAKAI_Archive” sites when you log into Canvas and view your Dashboard opens in new window or the Courses > All Courses opens in new window page.

You are welcome to reuse any of this migrated content and copy it into your upcoming courses (see Getting Content into Canvas). We strongly advise thoroughly reviewing this migrated content before copying it into your official Fall 2024 course sites opens in new window. While Canvas and Sakai offer similar features, their underlying data structures are vastly different, which means there likely won’t be a clean and complete data transfer between the systems. Please review common issues we have found and then decide what content to clean up and reuse.

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