School of Nursing leading campus-wide transition to Canvas

The UAB School of Nursing is leading the way in the campus-wide transition to a new learning management system for distance-accessible courses. The University made the switch to Canvas based on the School's successful pilot run in fall 2013.

The UAB School of Nursing is leading the way in the campus-wide transition to a new learning management system for distance-accessible courses. The University made the switch to Canvas based on the School's successful pilot run in fall 2013.

DSCN3397Instructional Design Manager Dan Murphy said a continuing education course was established using Canvas. The team was impressed with the system's usability and shared its positive experiences with University colleagues. A number of peer-reviewed papers and invited presentations also resulted- Nancy Wingo, James Henson and Matthew Jennings presented at a national Canvas conference in June 2014.

Jacqueline Moss, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, put together the Canvas implementation team, comprising 12 faculty and staff members. She said the ease of transition is partly due to the structural cohesiveness of Canvas, but a large part is the hard work of the team. 

UAB is now trying to replicate the School's teamwork and streamlined transition. The University has asked the School's team to head the campus-wide transition in fall 2014.

Last modified on October 24, 2017

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