Instructors and Teaching Fellows
In order for your syllabus to appear in OCI, your course in Canvas must be published. It can also take up to six hours for syllabus to appear in OCI. If you still do not see your syllabus, please email email@example.com for more assistance.
If you publish both your Classes*V2 and Canvas sites and upload your syllabus to both sites, OCI will be linked to the Canvas course and syllabus as Canvas overrides Classes*v2 in the Banner system. Please unpublish the course you do not intend on using as you need to use only one platform.
Please complete the Course Content Migration form to have your course migrated from Classes*v2 to Canvas. Please allow 3-5 business days for us to honor the request. If you have more than one site to request, please complete this form again. You will receive an email confirmation when complete.
Yes. By default, you are given 500 MB of space within your Canvas course. For any reason you feel you need more space, please email canvas.yale.edu and we are happy to assist you.
The best contact person would be a reserves librarian. Their contact information can be found here: Reserves Library Guide
Center for Teaching and Learning has created a help guide that can be beneficial to everyone who needs a little more help with anything in Canvas. You can access these articles here: Help Canvas @ Yale. Consultants are available to meet with you to provide you with additional training or one-on-one training to set up your Canvas @ Yale course. For appointments and information, please schedule your consult. Please also see Training Opportunities for further information on assistance with Canvas @ Yale.
Your Media Gallery will not be automatically populated into Media Library. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Media Library”.
Transition to Canvas @ Yale
Canvas has successfully supported Yale’s distance and hybrid course offerings since 2014, yet it is a challenge for students and instructors to use Classes*v2 for some courses and Canvas for others. A fall 2015 pilot of Canvas showed a significant majority of instructors and students would prefer to use Canvas over Classes*v2 (Sakai). The University has decided to converge on a single platform for all of our courses. In making this decision, we’re following the lead of many of our peers who have recently adopted Canvas as their campus learning management system: this list includes many of our former partners in the Sakai open-source community, such as Stanford, Michigan, and Indiana.
Yes, you can add non-Yale participants to your Canvas site, as you did in Classes*v2. Please email email@example.com to request a user account be created for any non-Yale participants, including their name and email address, and a member of the Canvas Transition Team will assist you.
Starting in May 2016, the Center for Teaching & Learning will offer Canvas workshops for instructors, orientations for schools and departments, and one-on-one consultation with faculty who will be moving to Canvas. Online self-help materials will also be available, including a self-paced Canvas orientation course for instructors. We will offer the same level of support that has been offered for Classes*v2, with the addition of 24/7/365 support for instructors through our partnership with Instructure, Canvas’s parent company.
Canvas has all of the core functionality found in Classes*v2, but there are some differences in the way that each tool works. Please see the Canvas-Classes*v2 Comparison table on the Canvas Tour page for more information. A working list of known differences in functionality between Classes*v2 and Canvas is located here. If you discover that there are things you cannot do in Canvas, please contact us for a consultation: we may be able to identify new ways of achieving the same goals with Canvas.
Yes, syllabi posted to Canvas’ Syllabus Tool will automatically show up on Online Course Selection, and in Online Course Information for Fall 2016. To find out more about how to post your syllabus to Canvas, please see the following article.
Classes*v2 will remain available for several more years, at least, and a formal archival strategy is in development at this time. If you are concerned about your content in Classes*v2, please contact request a consultation for information and recommendations.
Please request a consultation if you have video and audio files you need transferred from Classes*v2 to Canvas, our Canvas Transition Team will be happy to help transfer this content for you.
During the fall 2016 - spring 2017 academic year, Canvas is an option for faculty to use instead of Classes*v2, and communication will be critical between faculty and students on where to go for their course sites. Both Classes*v2 and Canvas will automatically populate with your official class roster from Banner, giving students access. If you are using Canvas, we suggest that you put instructions in the Classes*v2 copy of your course which indicate that your course will be offered in Canvas platform. If you need assistance with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes: starting in fall 2016, Canvas will provide the same photo roster tool that faculty have been using in Classes*v2.
Project sites on Classes*v2 will remain available for use during the first year of transition to Canvas, while we focus on moving course sites from Classes*v2 to Canvas. A separate transition project will be required for moving projects sites from Classes*v2. If you have project sites on Classes*v2 critical to your teaching, please request a consultation for information and recommendations.
Beginning in summer 2017, no new course sites will be created in Classes*v2, but instructors will retain access to legacy Classes*v2 sites for several more years, while a formal archival strategy is developed. If you are concerned about your content in Classes*v2, please contact request a consultation for information and recommendations.
Yes. Classes*v2 will remain available for several more years, and a formal archival strategy is in development at this time. If you are concerned about your content in Classes*v2, please contact request a consultation for a consultation and recommendations.
The Canvas Transition Team has already met with the schools and programs that supported courses on one of the two legacy instances of Canvas, and we are working on a transition plan for moving the sites to http://canvas.yale.edu. Please contact your local Canvas support team member or request a consultation for an updated status of when your course will move.
NOTE: School of Management does have a different process for enrolling in their courses. Please contact the SOM registrar for more information.
1. Search for Courses and View Course Syllabi
NOTE - If a course does not have a syllabus, it may mean that the instructor has not posted a syllabus or they have not published their course site.
2. Register to Shop the Course
Students will need to add the course to their OCS worksheet.
Once you have added a course to your worksheet, it could take several hours before you are enrolled in the course site. Course enrollments are process 3 times daily: 10am, 4pm, and 10pm.
When your enrollment is processed, you will be added to the course as a “shopper”.
3. Finalize and Seal Your Worksheet
Once you have made your final course selections for the semester, you will need to seal your OCS worksheet.
Once you have sealed your worksheet, your enrollment in the courses you have chosen will change from “shopper” to “student”. For all courses you shopped but decided not to take this semester, you will automatically be un-enrolled.
Starting Fall 2016, your professors have the option to use either Classes*v2 or Canvas @ Yale for their courses. This means you may have some courses in each website. Below is how to determine if your course is in Classes*v2 or Canvas@Yale. Please note that it can take up to six (6) hours for registrar data to sync with either website.
You can see which semester it is showing by looking at the tab selected.
1. Make sure you are looking at the correct semester.
2. If you receive this message (or do not see your course listed), then your instructor(s) are using Canvas @ Yale.
Canvas @ Yale:
If you cannot see your courses in Classes*v2 , then you want to log into Canvas @ Yale and see your course there.
1. Click on Courses, then All Courses.
2. Here you can see all the courses that you are enrolled in. If you can click into the course, then it is published and your professor will be using Canvas @ Yale this term.
Note- you can favorite your courses by clicking on the star, which will make the courses appear on your dashboard.
**If you are not able to click into your course on either website, please reach out to your professor to see if they have published a course. **
When you log into Canvas, you will use your Yale NetID and password. This is the same login information that you use to access your Yale email.