Celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 5 – 9

| October 31, 2012

Get a Sneak Peak at the New WorldClassRoom, powered by Canvas

In honor of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), Nov. 5 – 9, the Online Learning Center offers an opportunity for a sneak peek at the future of learning through WorldClassRoom, powered by Canvas. Earlier this year, Canvas was overwhelmingly recommended as the University’s new online learning management system.

Canvas will replace Webster’s current system, Blackboard Vista, beginning Summer 2013. Several departments throughout Webster are joining together to ensure an easy transition into Canvas. We are very excited for the new opportunities Canvas brings and look forward to sharing the new features.

The OLC, FDC, and Library will host a variety of events to celebrate NDLW. Students, staff and faculty are invited to join us to:

  • Hear about the upcoming transition to Canvas, our new learning management system
  • Talk to staff members about all the courses, programs and resources offered online
  • Get a first-hand look at Canvas and how the features of Canvas can enhance the learning experience, both in the traditional and online classrooms

There are a variety of formats for the week’s events to accommodate as many people as possible. Monday’s events have been scheduled specifically to provide online participation options for faculty, staff and students at Webster’s Extended Campuses. For more information, please contact olc@webster.edu.

There is no need to worry if you are unable to join us for one of these events as more information about Canvas, including opportunities to preview the new WorldClassRoom, will be available before the official launch in Summer 2013.

Events for NDLW follow:







11 a.m. – noon CST6 – 7 p.m. CST Webinar OnlineClick on the following link to sign up:
NDLW Webinar SignUpClick on the link to watch:http://webster.adobeconnect.com/ndlw/


Get a sneak peak at the features and benefits of Canvas from the comfort of your own office.  Registration Preferred.
Attendance Prizes!


10 a.m. – noon CST11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST4 – 5:30 p.m. CST Information Tables East Academic BuildingMarletto’sEast Academic Building  Drop by the information tables in the Edward Jones Commons, East Academic Building, and Marletto’s to learn about Canvas, Online Programs, Web-Enhancing your course, and incorporating online library resources into your course materials. Attendance Prizes!
2 – 3 pm CST Webinar Contact Elizabeth Stacey or Tyann Cherry for registration. Bridging the Gap – This session will provide you with tools and techniques used to change negative expectations into a positive experience for the student. We will demonstrate initial course login for a student new to online learning, tour existing resources created to support your students’ success and provide useful strategies to strengthen your existing student relationships.


9 a.m. – noon CST2 – 5 p.m. CST Drop in Labs EAHL 108 Drop by the lab to get a closer look at Canvas and learn more about Online Programs, Web-Enhancing your course, and incorporating online library resources into your course materials. No registration required. Attendance Prizes!


noon – 1 p.m. CST Brown Bag Lunch Session Library Conference Room You bring lunch, we’ll provide dessert and an opportunity to learn about Canvas’ fresh approach to learning. No registration required. Attendance Prizes!


1 – 1:30 p.m. CST In-Person Q&A Faculty Development Center Faculty will have an opportunity to have a sneak peak at Canvas and ask questions about the transition. Attendance Prizes!



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