Center for Innovation and Technology in Education

CITE is the Center for Innovation and Technology in Education at Northern Kentucky University.


NKU has transitioned to Canvas!
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As of May 31, 2018, Blackboard Learn is no longer available.  Northern Kentucky University has implemented Instructure Canvas as it's learning management system. You can access Canvas at by clicking on the Canvas icon on this page.  In the event critical records in Blackboard Learn need to be downloaded, this is possible until June 22, 2018. Please contact IT for assistance.
Migrating your Course from Blackboard to Canvas

Watch this video to learn about the main differences between Canvas and Blackboard, how your Blackboard content imports into Canvas, how to migrate your course, and migration cleanup.



For more help with migrating your course, visit the Blackboard to Canvas page or schedule a meeting with an Instructional Designer or ATA.

Start Building your Canvas Course with a Course Template
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An empty course can be intimidating, so CITE has created a course template to help you kickstart your work in Canvas. Inside the template you’ll find a basic skeleton of modules, instructions for creating content, and examples of types of assignments and content pages. It’s designed it to be lightweight so it’s easy to modify or delete areas you decide not to use.
RPTs are Moving to Canvas
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When you are ready to work on your RPT in Canvas, CITE is here to help.  Please complete this survey to initiate the process.  Once you have completed the survey, a CITE staff person will contact you to schedule a time to meet and discuss your RPT.  If you have any questions, please contact us.
Learn More About Canvas!
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Workshops: Learn Canvas through a series of five different classes. The workshops are best taken in order, but they can be taken in any order since you will have several opportunities to take them throughout the upcoming semesters.  Find course descriptions and register at the training registration website

Canvas 101: Canvas 101 will give you everything you need to know about Canvas to begin building in the new LMS. Any faculty or staff can self-enroll into the course, so go to the course to self-enroll.

Canvas 201: Once you are comfortable with building your course in Canvas, enroll in this course to learn more about creating stand out graphical elements to help make your course look great!

Canvas 202: Accessibility is an important issue and this course will give you some tips about how to make sure your Canvas course is on the road to accessibility.

WebEx Sessions: Not available to meet for a face-to-face workshop?  We are also offering live and synchronous online workshops via WebEx.

Department & College Workshops: If you would like to arrange a workshop for your department or college, please contact CITE.

Academic Partnerships Training Sessions are now Available Online

Recordings of training sessions presented by Academic Partnerships on September 20 and 21 are now available to watch online. Get more information about converting your 16 week course to a 7 week course, Academic Partnership's course template, cogitive load and other topics.

All training sessions are available in Canvas.  To get access to the training sessions, self-enroll in the AP September 2017 Training course.

Developing an Online Course?
If you are developing an online class for the first time or the tenth time, then you are eligible to apply for a course development stipend. Get resources for teaching online throughout CITE's website and get specific information about a course development stipend on the our course development page (NKU ID and password required to log in)