Below is the text-only version of the July issue of the Transition to Canvas (T2C) Newsletter

Countdown to Sakai’s Retirement

5 months | 5 days

The Transition to Canvas (T2C) initiative is consolidating UD’s support of Learning Management Systems to one system, Canvas.

The goal is to stop active support of Sakai by December 21, 2018.

Accessibility Tip: Using Alternative Text for Images

A picture is worth 1,000 words: learn how to do it in 125 characters or less!

Learn to use alt text and make your images accessible for everyone.

Why is accessibility so important?


Don’t wait until the last minute!

Last term to use Sakai is fall 2018. Get a jump on saving your digital content today!

Find more support information here.

This month’s winner

Each month, we enter the names of faculty or staff who participated in one of our T2C workshops, individual consultations, or departmental gatherings into a drawing to win some cool Canvas swag. Winners will be announced monthly in the T2C newsletter and at the T2C blog.

May’s winner: Lesa Griffiths, Professor of Animal and Food Sciences

T2C Summer College Campus Tour

The T2C (Transition to Canvas) Summer College Campus Tour is a rotating tour across campus where members of the T2C Support Team will be available to help faculty: migrate their courses from Sakai to Canvas, learn about the features and tools in  Canvas, and design their courses using Canvas. We will be at each location from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

July 17 | Memorial Hall – 3rd Floor Dome, College of Arts and Sciences

July 18 | Lerner Atrium, Lerner College of Business and Economics

July 19 | STAR Atrium Foyer, College of Health Sciences

Inspiration Gallery: An Enjoyable Transition to Canvas

Norma Gaines-Hanks | College of Education & Human Services

Norma Gaines-Hanks compares her “cumbersome” experience of learning the ins-and-outs of Sakai to her easy transition to the Canvas platform.

Learn more about how Norma uses different Canvas tools to maximize her course.


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