The sandbox sites and surveys for Canvas and Blackboard 14 are now available through the end of Spring term for you to log into and try out the features of each system. Your informed feedback will shape the best decision for OSU.

Excited to get started? Here is everything you need to know:

Guided lab sessions – There are many open lab sessions scheduled throughout Spring term where instructors and students can drop in, access the systems, and submit surveys. The advantage of the open labs is that we’ll have support staff on hand to help you log in to each site, find and use the features and tools, answer questions, and record your additional feedback. There will be light snacks offered at each lab session. See the schedule of lab sessions at the end of this page.

Explore on your own – whether or not you attend a lab session, all instructors and students are invited to access sample sites. The sample sites have commonly-used LMS features: learning content; assignments; quizzes, discussions, grade centers, etc.

Click here to open to Student surveysurveys are now closed

Click here to open Instructor survey – surveys are now closed

 

Sandbox login details:

Canvas – [sandbox environment is no longer available]

Blackboard 14 –  [sandbox environment is no longer available]

Using a generic login, you may create new documents, quizzes, assignments, add content, grade student work, etc. The sample sites will be overwritten periodically to “clean out” the results of your explorations. Generic usernames and passwords for students and instructors are the same for both Canvas and Bb 14 (no ONID login for these sandbox sites):

Username (10 instructor and 10 student usernames) Password (one password for each username group)
open_instructor1-10 (choose a number 1-10) testing123
open_student1-10 (choose a number 1-10) testingABC

 

Please note – our technical support resources are very limited; OSU is not able to provide Help Desk support for the sandbox sites. We have some general information about Canvas on this blog. If you have additional questions about features or functionality, please refer to each vendor’s online resources:

Canvas Guides

Blackboard Help

Not sure what to do in the sites? See sample tasks for Instructors: LMS evaluation instructor tasks 

This is all great, but I want my own Canvas site

Instructors who complete surveys may request a Canvas sandbox site for their own use (there’s a link in the survey). We will accommodate as many of these requests as the LMS technical team can manage. As with the sample sites, OSU is not able to provide Help Desk support for the sandbox sites. Please refer to each vendor’s online resources (links above).

 Open Lab Sessions

An RSVP is requested, but not required. Please let Lynn Greenough know if you plan to attend a lab session (or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions): lynn.greenough@oregonstate.edu

Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday

4/8/2014

11:00-12:20

Milne 201

Wednesday

4/16/2014

5:00-6:20 pm

Milne 201

Thursday

4/17/2014

1:00-2:20

Academic Success Center lab – Waldo 114

Thursday

4/24/2014

9:00-10:20

ASC – Waldo 114

Friday

4/25/2014

1:30-2:50

Milne 201

Monday

4/28/2014

8:00-9:20 am

Milne 201

Friday

5/2/2014

11:00-12:20

ASC – Waldo 114

Tuesday

5/6/2014

12:00-1:20

Milne 201

Friday

5/9/2014

2:30-3:50

ASC – Waldo 114

Monday

5/12/2014

12:00-1:20

ASC – Waldo 114

Wednesday

5/14/2014

11:00-12:20

Milne 201

Wednesday

5/21/2014

1:00-2:20

ASC – Waldo 114

Friday

5/23/2014

1:00-2:20

Milne 201

Thursday

5/29/2014

11:00-12:20

ASC – Waldo 114

But wait – there’s more!

Cascades campus, Monday April 28 – Lynn Greenough will be at Cascades from approx. 10 am – 3 pm to provide an overview of Canvas and Blackboard 14, offer lab sessions, and answer questions. Location TBD; stay tuned for more details

Center for Teaching and Learning  event, Thursday May 22 – we’ll have a day-long open lab at CTL’s Spring Teaching Symposium in the MU (Corvallis). Come check out Canvas and Blackboard 14, take a survey, and let us know what’s on your mind. MU room # TBD; come back here for more details.

 

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3 thoughts on “Sandbox Sites!

  1. Pingback: Blackboard and Canvas Sandbox Sites « Tech’d Out Learning

  2. This site seems too broad and I can see that others had the opinion that they do not understand it at all, with comments like whatever or just typing random letters on the keyboard.

    Please make it clear where the survey is right away, so we can proceed as we are very busy students who do not have a lot of time to waste here. Sorry I don’t have time to try to find your survey.

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  3. There certainly is a lot of information on this page. We are hoping students and instructors who are interested in our learning management systems are able to review the sandbox systems, in addition to submitting surveys. Keep us posted if you have questions!

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