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Modesto Junior College

Canvas Migration

MJC Moving from Blackboard to Canvas

By the summer of 2017, all courses at MJC and Columbia College will be in Canvas. This page will be used updates and information about the conversion.

Facilitated Training Schedule, with Mike Smedshammer

Use this form to sign up! (note that there is a scroll bar on the right edge of the form. You must click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form when you finish.)

Independent Practice with Canvas, on Your Own

You can register for a non-facilitated, non-graded version of our Blackboard to Canvas course on your own. The course does not earn a certificate or flex, but it does contain the same information and activities as the facilitated version of the course. 

Login Instructions for Faculty 
  1. Go to and click on the "Online Courses" logo in the upper right corner. 
  2. On the Canvas login page, click on “Forgot Password”
  3. Fill in the form with your YCCD Outlook username (without
  4. Check your district email for your Instructure/Canvas password
  5. Enter in information for creating your password (We recommend using the same one you use for Outlook)
  6. Your Canvas username will be the same as your Outlook username
  7. Follow the instructions in the email for logging into Canvas. (Check your spam/junk mail folder if you do not see it)
  8. Register for the self-paced version of the Blackboard to Canvas Course by copying and pasting this link into a new tab in your web browser and pressing "enter." 
  9. You should also see sandbox shells that you can use to play with Canvas. If you do not see any sandbox shells, email Mike Smedshammer: 

Blackboard to Canvas Conversion Guides

“...[R]ebuilding – not starting from scratch – is the optimal way to migrate to Canvas. Using the built in migration [from Blackboard] option seems to cause some very unintended consequences, and ultimately the faculty I’ve spoken to have said the opportunity to really assess the content in their courses and determine the best way to structure it in the new environment initially seemed daunting, but ultimately was very rewarding.”   --Anna Stirling, Interim Director of @ONE

OEI Guide for Converting from Blackboard to Canvas (probably your best resource!)

Canvas Guide for Migrating from Blackboard to Canvas

When using the Canvas Guide, first go into Blackboard and export your course:

  1. Packages and Utilities > Export/Archive Course > Export Package >
  2. Under “File Attachments” select “Copy links and include copies of the files outside of the course default directory.”
  3. Under “Select Course Materials,” click the “Select All” button.
  4. Under “Discussion Board,” change to “Include only the forums, with no starter posts.”
  5. Submit
  6. Refresh to view the file
  7. On the right edge of the file name, click the down arrow.
  8. Select “Open.” The file will download to your computer. Move the file from your downloads folder to your desktop where it will be easier to locate.
  9. Follow the steps in the Canvas Guide. When you get to the “Import Content” step, use “Blackboard 6/7/8/9 export .zip file”

Tentative Blackboard to Canvas Conversion Timeline 

Spring 2016

  • Pilot group of MJC faculty teaching ten or fewer sections in Canvas. Vast majority of courses still in Blackboard. Canvas training begins for faculty. We anticipate regular, ongoing training opportunities.

​Summer 2016

  • Additional courses to be taught in Canvas
  • Additional Canvas trainings are offered
  • Faculty working to convert courses to Canvas

Fall 2016

  • Most courses converted to Canvas. Blackboard courses still offered.
  • Additional Canvas trainings are offered

Spring 2017

  • Almost all courses taught in Canvas. A few remaining Blackboard courses still offered.
  • Canvas trainings continue
  • Faculty are reminded that incomplete grades in Blackboard must be completed in Canvas and that appropriate arrangements with students must be made in advance.

Summer 2017

  • All courses are taught in Canvas.
  • Blackboard courses are backed up on a hard drive.
  • Blackboard contract expires.
  • Blackboard is shut down.

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