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The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies (eLPS) will lead the rollout and administration of the university’s new learning management system, Canvas by Instructure.  According to Provost Lucas, “Blackboard will continue to be supported by the team led by David Yother and Ronan O’Beirne.  All aspects of Canvas conversion and future administration will be supported by Dr. Elizabeth Fisher and her team in the Division of eLPS.  This way, the faculty have a clear path for assistance and future success with this exciting new LMS.”
The existing Blackboard team will continue to support users of any third-party tools associated with Bb use (e.g. Respondus, Collaborate, Turn-it-in, etc.). As faculty begin teaching courses in Canvas, Dr. Fisher’s team will provide all technical support for Canvas users, including all third-party tools needed for faculty and student success.
Training for both faculty and instructional design/technology staff will begin in January 2014 with two WebEx seminars hosted by Canvas.  Next, Canvas personnel will be on the UAB campus for three days of face-to-face training in late January or early February.  A new website to support faculty, students and instructional designers in the use of Canvas will go live by February 1st. Specific dates for all training will be announced on the UAB Online website (www.uab.edu/online) before classes begin on January 6th.  Contact efisher@uab.edu or mbidez@uab.edu for further information.

Save the Date for the 2016 Scholars Institute

The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite you to save Tuesday-Wednesday, May 17-18, 2016, for the 9th Annual Scholars Institute, to be held at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). This year's theme is "Exploiting Technology for Best Practices in Teaching and Learning”.

CTL February Events

The UAB Center for Teaching and Learning has released their February schedule of training events. The CTL is launching a new speaker's event: "CTL Executive Presenter Series." This month's speaker will be Dr.Bradley Barnes, who will speak about student recruitment. The event will be held on Friday, February 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in CTL 243. Lunch will be provided. See all CTL events. Learn more about the CTL.

Paper Published by eLAC President Named One of Top 5 Most Influential in 2015

The Nursing Informatics-Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently named a research paper authored by UAB eLearning Advisory Council President Jacqueline Moss, PhD, RN, FAAN, and UAB School of Health Professions Professor Eta S. Berner, Ed.D. as one of the five most influential papers in nursing informatics in 2015.

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