Decommissioning of Moodle, Kaltura and Collaborate – December 21st
As the end of the year draws near, it is time to start preparing for the decommissioning of Moodle, Kaltura and Collaborate on Thursday, 21 December 2023.
While we are going to great lengths to migrate all teaching and learning materials (including course sites and information sites), some content will not migrate to Canvas, such as:
- Personal FLO sites (e.g. Sandpits)
- Collaborate recordings
- Personal Kaltura videos
- Learning and teaching materials not in the most recently taught version of a topic
If you have content/videos that are not migrating to Canvas, we ask you save a copy of them so you can access them when the old technologies are gone. To help you do this, our Download FLO guide takes you through the steps to download anything from Moodle, Kaltura and Collaborate.
How long will it take to save my content?
It depends on how much you want to keep, but considering learning and teaching materials will be copied to Canvas, you shouldn’t have much to download.
Is there not a big fancy button that can do it for me?
We did investigate bulk download options, but there aren't any tools that can scoop up all the content from all the different technologies we use.
What happens if a student challenges their grade?
We are contracting an archiving service to assist with grade challenges and student complaints. However, it does not have the capacity to provide you with missing content.
How are students being supported?
We’ve made a suite of resources to help students download any content they want to keep and will be communicating this to students through multiple channels.
What happens if I do not download my content before 21 December?
If you do not download your materials in time, we will not be able to recover them for you.
Quizzes – Frequently asked questions
Over the past two months, we’ve featured a series of quiz FAQs in Flinders in Touch, covering everything from extra attempts to detailed analytics. Before the second part of the semester kicks off, let’s go over the tips and tricks that may help you over the next couple of months.
Granting students extra attempts
To give an individual student an extra attempt, access the student’s quiz results. For multiple students, moderate the quiz. For an entire class, edit the quiz.
Giving students extra time
Moderating a quiz in Canvas allows you to add extra time for individual or multiple students, plus attempts that are currently in progress.
Editing a quiz after students have made submissions
After making the required changes to the quiz, determine if your students' scores need to be regraded.
What to do if students can’t see their grades
In Canvas, the quiz settings control when students see their responses and the correct answers, but the process for posting quiz grades is the same as posting assignment grades (setting an automatic or manual posting policy).
What happens when a student doesn’t finish
Incomplete attempts are not submitted automatically due to how Canvas classifies what an outstanding quiz is. If there are incomplete attempts, a message will appear in the Moderate Quiz screen, prompting you to check them.
Track student performance
Quiz statistics show a broad range of statistics (including average score, average time to complete and standard deviation), plus a breakdown of each question.
For a statistical analysis of the quizzes, the item analysis report estimates reliability, difficulty, and discrimination for multiple choice and true/false questions.
Finally, when students have problems with a quiz, the quiz logs can help investigate what has occurred.
Our Quiz workshop will give you an in-depth look at how to create and manage a quiz. Self-paced and synchronous versions are available.
The Support Centre provides information on specific Canvas features, plus access to the 24/7 live chat, phone and email support.
Marking in Canvas
If you started teaching in Canvas this semester, you've probably had the opportunity to mark in Canvas. As we approach the mid-semester break, now might be the time to check out our training and support offerings.
Our Marking Assessments workshop (length: 1hr) covers the fundamentals of marking assignments, quizzes and discussions using SpeedGrader, Canvas’ marking interface. In addition to SpeedGrader, we'll show you how to use online rubrics, allow resubmissions and grant extensions.
We have weekly workshops available until the end of October, and a self-paced workshop available at any time.
Our Planning and Building Assignments workshop (length: 1hr) covers the potential uses of the assignment tool and how to set up assignments for different pedagogical scenarios.
We have fortnightly workshops available until the end of October, and a self-paced workshop available at any time.
The Canvas support centre gives you contextual help on how to use Canvas. Using SpeedGrader? Open the support centre and you’ll see an article on how to add annotations. Marking a rubric? You’ll see advice on adding free-form comments.
The support centre also has links to our new chat, phone and email support, available 24 hours a day.