|Title||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: UCB Files||Friday, July 19, 2019 - 8:00pm||Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:00am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Network Switches - Building-by-Building||Monday, March 25, 2019 (All day)||Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:59pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Wi-Fi in Multiple Buildings||Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:30am||Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:30am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Canvas||Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 2:30am||Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 3:00am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: VPN Services||Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:30am||Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Enterprise Applications Including Campus Solutions & Portals||Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 6:00am||Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 6:00pm|
As the end of a semester approaches, there are a number of best practices that Canvas instructors are encouraged to follow. Refer to the information provided below when approaching the end of the semester.
OIT strongly encourages you to make a backup copy of your course. Visit the How do I export a Canvas course tutorial for instructions. You may also want to download your gradebook scores and student submissions. The tutorials listed below will help.
Remember: Course and grade book information are protected by the Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and as such should stored be according to the CU Boulder confidential data Security Requirements. When downloading and backing up your grade book, OIT highly recommends that you encrypt the file. These instructions will explain how to encrypt the file.
Spring 2019 is the last semester D2L will be available on campus, and the system will be completely unavailable starting August 1. If you ever used D2L as an instructor or community course leader, now is a good time to review the D2L Migration and Retirement information page and ensure you have everything you need before you lose access.
By default, students lose access to their Canvas courses three weeks after the end of the semester. You can extend student access by following the instructions in the How do I change the start and end date for a course tutorial. Whether you extend student access or not, remind your students to download any course materials or assignment submissions important to them. The following tutorials will help them learn how.
In Canvas, final grades appear in the Total grade column in your gradebook. You might have followed the instructions on the How do I hide totals in my students' grade summaries tutorial to hide them from students, so that it doesn’t appear on their grade summary page. The Unhide Final Grades tutorial describes how to unhide this information so that students can see their final grades at the end of the semester.
If you would like to manually adjust students Total grades in Canvas, you can do so on a per student basis using the new Grade Override feature.
Instructors can use the Web Grading Sync tool to sync their students’ final grades into the Registrar's web grading system. Our Web Grading Sync step-by-step tutorial and Web Grading Sync video walks you through the process. You can also override grades directly in Canvas prior to syncing them. Web grading deadlines for current semester are available in the Registrar's Grade Processing Calendar.
Before syncing your grades, it is important to know a few things: