Rutgers Online Learning Conference

March 12, 2018
What You Need to Know About Canvas Migration
Room 154

Are you planning to move your fully online or hybrid courses from one LMS to another? What’s involved to make a smoother migration? 

This session presents an overview of the Canvas migration project that the Center for Online and Hybrid and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) has been undertaking to migrate courses from Pearson Learning Studio/eCollege to Canvas. The various aspects of the migration process will be discussed from collecting migration requests, batch- migrating course content, to conducting migration meetings with faculty to prepare them to get their migrated course ready in Canvas. Recommendations and tips will be shared on what instructors need to be aware of and take into consideration when setting up their new migrated Canvas courses due to the differences between these two LMS platforms.

Speaker Bio(s): 

Marie Li serves as the Senior Instructional Designer with the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies at Rutgers. Marie assumes the role of the team lead for the Instructional Design group, supporting Rutgers faculty in designing and developing online and hybrid courses as well as providing faculty with support on various LMSs and educational tools. She is also the coordinator for MOOCs at Rutgers which partners with Coursera. Marie has 15 years’ experience of providing Academic Technology Services and online education for higher education. Prior to joining the team of COHLIT, she worked for Ellucian (formerly known as Sungard Higher Education) and served over 35 client universities/colleges nationwide, and assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities (e.g. Startup Academic Technology Director, Instructional Technology Manager, Instructional Designer and LMS administrator). Marie has a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology as well as a Master’s degree in Teaching.

Priscilla Hockin Brown is an Instructional Technology Specialist and has been a member of COHLIT since 2013. Previously she has served as a Lab Coordinator in the Rutgers Department of Plant Biology & Pathology where she aided faculty in using both Sakai & eCollege's Learning Management System & Smart Classrooms, and was responsible for various departmental and curriculum websites (in addition to coordinating introductory biology labs for over 900 students). She provides pedagogical support for faculty interested in using instructional technologies to enhance their students' online learning experiences. Her focus includes course design & revision in various LMSs and the use of edTech tools (VoiceThread, Google Aps, online proctoring solutions). Priscilla excels at technical writing and ensuring online courses have necessary “Getting Started” information. She is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters Coordinator, and a VoiceThread Certified Educator. She has a B.S., Horticulture, from Penn State University, and a M.S., Plant Biology, from Rutgers.

Marie Li with Priscilla Hockin Brown
Department Name: 
Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Event Date

RUOnlineCon 2018
12 March 2018
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

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Teaching and Learning with Technology - TLT supports Rutgers academic units University-wide in creating and delivering hybrid and fully online courses, and is heavily involved in both for-credit as well as non-credit online and hybrid education. Find out more.

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