Early adopter administrators and Canvas

Administrators play a key role in ensuring and supporting the successful delivery of Canvas, and recently two of our early adopters shared their experiences of moving to the platform and subsequent activities with their colleagues.

Planning your move to Canvas

In January 2019 , at a packed event held at St Anne’s College, Laura Spence, of the Faculty of History, took the audience through her planning process and discussed how she used the features in Canvas to build courses and help academics deliver a well-structured and intuitive experience for their students.

Access Laura’s Panopto presentation.


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A smooth transition

In February 2019, David Legg, Programmes Officer on the Master of Public Policy course at the Blavatnik School of Government, gave a talk to colleagues at a meeting of Social Sciences Divisional Departmental Administrators about some of the important actions Blavatnik took to help make the transition to Canvas as smooth as possible.

Both presentations emphasised the importance of

  • setting clear goals,
  • careful consultation with colleagues and
  • ensuring adequate time for planning.

If you would like more information about David's presentation please email canvasoxford@it.ox.ac.uk.


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