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Kent State faculty and students are adapting to the new learning management system, Canvas. The university has transitioned from Blackboard to Canvas this fall. 

From Blackboard to Canvas, survey respondents want a user-friendly learning system

Alexus Rayzer Reporter September 17, 2021

Canvas met expectations among Kent State faculty and students as the campus adapts to the transition of the learning system.At the end of 2019, the university’s existing contract with Blackboard ended...

Caitlin Woodward is a junior nursing major at Kent State University. 

Kent State student’s research into the Careol project impacts her perspective on nursing

Morgan Boyd Reporter March 31, 2021

Last semester, as a part of her honors course work in the nursing program, senior Caitlin Woodward had to collaborate with a faculty member to conduct research. Originally hoping to find a study based...

Canvas training

University makes progress on transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 18, 2021

After the announcement of switching the university’s content management system from Blackboard to Canvas, faculty are gaining access to the system and students will be able to do so in the near future. Jim...

Rebecca Catto has been more flexible with her students because of the pandemic.

How professors have adjusted to COVID-19 a year into the pandemic

Olivia Perry Reporter March 12, 2021

The pandemic has created a change in the way students learn and professors teach.Professors everywhere had to switch from teaching classes in-person to online. To reflect the changes brought on by the...

Gene Shelton, professor in the Media & Journalism department.

Students and professors alike manage the positive and negative aspects of classroom technology

Zach Shepherd Reporter February 16, 2021

As vaccines become more readily available, more schools are opening up. Students and teachers are looking for ways to improve the classroom environment using technology acquired during the pandemic, but...

Video Conferencing platforms infographic

Kent State professors choose between videoconferencing platforms for classes

Madison Knaack Reporter February 15, 2021

Videoconferencing platforms are the way most Kent State students have been attending their virtual classes since the pandemic began, giving professors a few to choose from.  Some of the most used platforms...

Faculty at Kent State appreciate remote learning and its unexpected benefits

DaJonay Johnson Teaching reporter February 2, 2021

For some, remote learning has surprising benefits, professor Daisy Arokiasamy said during a Hyflex Learning event held by the Center for Teaching and Learning on Friday.“I feel this is much better than...

Kent State’s online class transition made easier with Blackboard

Kim Fisher Technology reporter October 11, 2020

Classes moving from in-person to online is hard enough, but finding an operating system capable of handling the switch adds more pressure. Kent State already had an operating system that was ready to go...

Jim Raber is the executive director of Information Services, Educational Technology and Service Management at Kent State University. 

Frye, Raber, head IT department amid online switch

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic caused Kent State and universities alike to switch their face-to-face classes to an online format, which would not have been possible without the likes of Jay Frye and the IT department...

In a 24-hour poll, 228 people voted on the question asking how the coronavirus has affected their opinions of Blackboard. 

University exploring alternative learning management systems

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

Kent State continues its search that began in December for a new learning management system to replace Blackboard Learn.Executive Director of IT Jim Raber and Associate Vice President of Continuing &...

KentWired staff interviews President Diacon, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020.

Diacon discusses university finances, outlook amid coronavirus pandemic

KentWired Staff April 16, 2020

Editor’s note: This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. KW: To get started with talking about finances, looking forward after COVID-19 or as it continues to progress, what’s the type...

J.R. Campbell (left) and Kevin Pospichel (right) working with DI Hub Technology.

Design Innovation Hub construction continues through pandemic

Theresa Lovrak Reporter April 16, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a source of uncertainty for Kent State, construction of the Design Innovation [DI] Hub is still underway and scheduled to be ready for use for the fall 2020...

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