The University is in the midst of transition away from Blackboard and toward Canvas as our LMS. We have therefore made two self-paced courses available within Canvas to learn more.
Please see the Center for Teaching and Learning events website for more details on these modules, as well as on additional professional development opportunities. If you have any difficulty logging on to Canvas, please call (718) 990-5000.
It is important to note that Canvas courses have a 500MB limit for course storage, so if you have a large amount of content, please work with IT to determine the best way to manage this on Canvas.
In accordance with local guidance and St. John’s policies, classrooms have been arranged to assist with maintaining 6 feet of social distance, with extra chairs and other furniture removed. In addition, “general purpose” classrooms hosting fully in person or hybrid courses are equipped with camera and lecture capture capabilities to ensure that content can be shared online with students as appropriate.
Please refer to the Faculty Guide distributed by the Office of the Provost, providing a comprehensive guide to fall 2020 teaching. Topics covered include:
Updates to the Faculty Guide
August 17, 2020
This section adds detail to information provided in the fall 2020 faculty guide, with new suggestions for how to communicate your choice of Learning Management System (LMS) to your students.
By day’s end on August 17, 2020 (11:59PM EDT), faculty members need to contact students through email via UIS, or via your chosen LMS platform. (Instructions for emailing your students via UIS can be found here). That email communication should include information on:
Welcome to the fall 2020 semester. For your information, we will be using Blackboard as the Learning Management System for [specify class here, e.g., ACC 602]. It is important that you familiarize yourself with our Blackboard course environment. To access Blackboard:
Welcome to the fall 2020 semester. For your information, we will be using Canvas as the Learning Management System for [specify class here, e.g., ACC 602]. It is important that you familiarize yourself with our Canvas course environment. To access Canvas:
August 24, 2020
The use of computing resources in violation of international and federal copyright laws is strictly prohibited. These federal laws provide to the author of an original work, whether that work is a video, a sound recording, software, or printed material, the exclusive rights to reproduce, adapt, publish, perform and display that work. Anyone other than the copyright holder is required to obtain the express permission of the copyright holder to use the work for any of these purposes. Visit the “Computer and Network Use Policy” websitefor more information (look for the “Copyrighted Material” section).