Please always remember to check here for the latest transition and training information as well as the announcement archive.
Faculty and students enrolled in summer and fall classes can now access Canvas by logging in the TouroOne portal and clicking on the Canvas button. All new Canvas users are automatically enrolled in a self-paced training course so that they can familiarize themselves with Canvas. Students are enrolled in a student course and faculty are enrolled in a faculty course.
Some Touro schools will begin using Canvas in the Fall 2018 and others in the Spring or Summer 2019. Each Touro school is determining when they will make the switch to Canvas. If you have any questions about the timing of your school switching to Canvas, please contact your Dean or Director. During the transition to Canvas, all courses will be available in both Blackboard and Canvas until June 30, 2019.
A variety of training and support resources are available for all instructors and students:
Some of our Favorites
Easily create courses and navigate around the system. Clean, simple design.
Modules for easy course and assignment organization.
Superior 24/7 Canvas helpdesk for faculty and students via phone and chat.
Regular low-impact upgrades keep the product fresh without required downtime.
Excellent integration with Kaltura, Youtube, Office 365, Turnitin, etc.
Easy and fast way to grade assignments while providing feedback on learning.
|Accessibility||Compliant with Section 508 accessibility standards and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)|
|Analytics||Monitors student engagement, predicts success, and tracks students' learning outcomes and progress by pedagogical goals and desired outcomes|
|Announcements||Delivered automatically to the course activity stream of all users based on their notification preferences|
|Assignments||Assignment submissions can include web pages, Word docs, video, audio, slide shows, links, and more|
|Browser-enabled||Compatible with Apple Safari 4+, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+, and Mozilla Firefox 3.5+|
|Calendar||Drag-and-drop functionality to schedule and reschedule calendar events, plus automatic event notifications|
|Chat||Synchronous text, video, and audio chat provided via integration with Tinychat|
|Collaborations||Enable users to collaborate on projects using shared Canvas work spaces and tools such as Google Drive|
|Conferences||Integrated, synchronous webinars / video conferencing, whiteboard, and live chat|
|Discussions||Provide asynchronous (and near-synchronous) threaded public discussions, subject posting, and replies, which can be graded|
|ePortfolios||Students can create public or private ePortfolios to display and reflect on notable coursework ECA - Instructure (11/2014)|
|Files repository||Hierarchical file folder creation and organization, zip file import and export, file locking, drag-and-drop file reorganization, file renaming, file deletion, and other standard file management functionality|
|Gradebook||Automatically generated and updated based on course assignments and assessments which are linked with the gradebook and the integrated feedback features|
|Grades||Assignments and Quizzes can be scored by points, percentages, letter grades, and complete/incomplete|
|Integrations||Standards-based, pluggable platform for easy integration with a wide variety of external technologies, systems, tools, and services|
|Learning outcomes||Learning outcomes can be aligned to rubrics for institution-wide initiatives such as academic standards and accreditation|
|Mobile access||Accessible from browser-enabled mobile devices|
|Modules||Can be thematic, focused on a specific topic, content type, or arranged chronologically to provide a course sequence|
|Native cloud service||Architected for the cloud|
|Pages||Create flexible, customizable course pages with wiki functionality using the Rich Content Editor|
|People||Includes the course roster and contact information for students, instructors, and TAs|
|Quizzes||Rich-content, multi-featured, and robust assessment and quizzing system for online exams; supports proctoring, question banks, and extensive question types.|
|Reports||Can be tailored to show ordered learning outcomes and rubrics that cover multiple courses, departments, or the entire institution|
|Rich Content Editor||WYSIWYG and HTML editor used to create discussion topics, comments, and replies; supports video and audio, images, tables, math formulas, and URL links|
|Rubrics||Created from sets of instructor-defined criteria to provide a structured, consistent, and prescriptive framework for assessment|
|SpeedGrader™||Enables instructors to step through a set of assignments and, in conjunction with the associated rubric, quickly and consistently grade each submission in just a few clicks|
|Syllabus||Course calendar changes automatically update the course syllabus|
|User profile||Includes optional user photo, language preference, time zone, contact methods, registered web services, and other options|
Most Fequently Asked Questions:
Canvas provides our students and faculty with an entirely new level of interconnection and communication. Canvas feels very intuitive.
Canvas is easy to use and has a simple way to navigate and find what you are looking for. The students appreciate having the calendar feature that tell them when assignments are due and exams scheduled. Overall, it is a clean, neat and user-friendly platform.
Canvas is a more contemporary and easier to use version of Blackboard. The interface is intuitive and the WYSIWYG grade book is extremely useful for time-efficient grading processes.
So far I have been very impressed with Canvas both on the faculty side as well as the student interface. The customer service and cost of the LMS is really the industry standard. I will say having a champion in CEHS (Dr. Micheal Barbour) has really helped our Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing with a smooth transition in the pilot so this was instrumental for us.
I was initially reluctant to make the switch to Canvas but I have found Canvas to have additional features that I didn't realize I wanted. The speed grader feature facilitates grading essays with a rubric. With this tool, administering formative assessments is much less time consuming and the students get instant feedback. I have found Canvas to be a much more sophisticated learning management tool.
I really appreciated how easy it was to import my old Blackboard course to Canvas. I liked that Canvas allows me to choose what I want to upload too. My students appreciate that everything is interactive. They love the modules and how easy it is to see the weekly readings and know exactly where you are and what 's coming next.
In general, students like Canvas as it is very intuitive and easy to use. Students required minimal training and were able to get started right away.
Canvas is intuitive and visually interactive. It is much easier for both students and teachers to use. I was a user of Canvas as a student, both at UCLA and UC Berkeley. Therefore, as a teacher, I had virtually no "learning curve" time required for launching my course on Canvas.
Canvas is an easy-to-use learning platform designed to carry teaching and learning into the future. Canvas excels at delivering powerful functionality, providing a better user experience in a simple, intuitive way, and implementing the common LMS feature set in a superior way.
During Spring 2018 term approximately 9% of all Touro students are involved in TCUS Canvas Pilot.
If you have any questions about the timing of your school switching to Canvas, please contact your Dean or Director. During the transition to Canvas, all courses will be available in both Blackboard and Canvas until June 30, 2019.
|School for Lifelong Education||All||Spring 2019|
|Machon L'Parnasa/Institute for Professional Studies||All||Spring 2019|
|Lander College for Women||All||Spring 2018|
|Lander College for Men||All||Spring 2019|
|Lander College of Arts and Sciences||All||Spring 2019|
|Graduate School of Jewish Studies||All||Spring 2019|
|Graduate School of Business||All||Spring 2019|
|Graduate School of Education||All||Spring 2019|
|Graduate School of Technology (GST)||All||Spring 2019|
|Graduate School of Social Work (GSW)||All||Spring 2018|
|Law Center (LAW)||All||Fall 2018|
|College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM-TNY)||All||Fall 2018|
|College of Pharmacy||All||Fall 2018|
|School of Health Sciences||All||Fall 2018|
|Touro College Israel (TCI)||All||Spring 2019|
|College of Education & Health Science (TUC)||Nursing||Spring 2018|
|College of Education & Health Science (TUC)||Education||Spring 2018|
|College of Education & Health Science (TUC)||TUC MS Physician Assistant Studies||Summer 2018|
|College of Education & Health Science (TUC)||TUC Master of Public Health (MPH)||Fall 2018|
|College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM-TUC)||Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)||Fall 2018|
|College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM-TUC)||Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences (MSMHS)||Fall 2019|
|College of Pharmacy (COP-TUC)||All||Fall 2018|
|College of Health & Human Services (TUN)||Nursing||Fall 2018|
|College of Health & Human Services (TUN)||Education||July 2018|
|College of Health & Human Services (TUN)||Occupational Therapy||July 2018|
|College of Health & Human Services (TUN)||MS Physician Assistant Studies||November 2018|
|College of Health & Human Services (TUN)||Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)||March 2019|
|College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM-TUN)||All||Fall 2019|
|Touro College Los Angeles (TCLA)||All||Fall 2018|
|School of Health Sciences and Practice (NYMC)||NYMC DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy||Spring 2019|
|School of Health Sciences and Practice (NYMC)||NYMC DPH Doctor of Public Health||Spring 2019|
|School of Health Sciences and Practice (NYMC)||NYMC MPH Master of Public Health||Spring 2019|
|School of Health Sciences and Practice (NYMC)||NYMC MS in Speech Language Pathology||Fall 2018|
|School of Health Sciences and Practice (NYMC)||NYMC Master of Science Programs||Spring 2019|
|School of Health Sciences and Practice (NYMC)||NYMC Pediatric Dysphagia Certificate Program||Spring 2019|
|School of Health Sciences and Practice (NYMC)||NYMC SHSP Advanced Certificate Programs||Spring 2019|
|School of Medicine (NYMC)||All||Spring 2019|
|Hebrew Theological College (HTC)||All||Fall 2018|
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