Action requested: Mizzou self-paced classes

May 21, 2021

Mizzou self-paced faculty/instructors, thank you for all the work you have done - and you continue to do - supporting MU students as they complete their self-paced classes.

We wanted to let you know that, over the next 2 years, all self-paced classes at MU will be migrating from the MU Self-Paced Platform to One Canvas. We will be sunsetting the Self-Paced Platform by October 1, 2023; Spring 2023 classes will be the last classes that can use the Self-Paced Platform.

Because self-paced classes’ timelines are unique and because you have numerous calls on your time, you will be able to choose when to begin migrating - and teaching - your self-paced classes in One Canvas, as long as the class is moved by the sunset date. Generally, we recommend that the migration begin 3 - 6 months before you plan to offer the class within One Canvas. Please note that self-paced classes can be run on the Self-Paced Platform while simultaneously being developed in One Canvas; similarly, classes can operate in a hybrid state between the two platforms to help with ease of transition (i.e., content in Canvas, assessments in the Self-Paced Platform).

Please complete this survey for each of your self-paced classes to let us know when you would like to begin migrating your content to One Canvas, and what assistance you would like during the process. If you teach more than one self-paced class, please submit the survey once per class. If you would like to operate in a hybrid state during the migration period, please provide a comment on the survey to that effect.

Please contact us at keeplearning@umsystem.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

FAQs

  • What are the benefits of the transition?
    • One Canvas will provide a better, more consistent learning environment for our students.
    • Moving to one learning management system will make it easier for students to access their classes.
    • Moving to One Canvas will provide more flexibility and access for faculty and instructors to develop and update their self-paced classes.
  • I have an internship course on the Self-Paced Platform? Will that continue?
    • Internship courses may continue to be offered on the Self-Paced Platform until it sunsets. We are exploring other alternatives for these courses; we welcome any ideas or suggestions for software/technology/Canvas integrations to help support internship courses.