Ready? Set … GO!

Ready? Set … GO!

The switch to working with our new LMS was a ‘future change’ for a long time, but it is rapidly coming closer now. Where do we stand now and what do we all need to do to make the transition to Canvas a success? ... Read More
Meet the teams #7

Meet the teams #7

As of 4 August Canvas will be UM's new LMS. In this meet the teams edition, you get to know the faces of all faculty Canvas coordinators ... Read More
Canvas support after launch on 4 August

Canvas support after launch on 4 August

While staff connected to course period 1 is already creating courses in Canvas, we understand staff from subsequent periods is eager to sign up for training and start building. Here is our Transition plan for the next academic year ... Read More
Going Canvas update #March

Going Canvas update #March

Mid March, you received an email on Canvas training to start from April, but recent circumstances have forced us to take a different approach. Please read this update to find out what this means for you ... Read More
Wanted: Canvas pioneers

Wanted: Canvas pioneers

All courses will be offered in Canvas from August this year, but if you cannot wait, you can sign up for a pilot ... Read More
Consequences of the cyberattack

Consequences of the cyberattack

In all probability you did not fail to notice that Maastricht University was hit by ransomware last December. We are glad to share that the switch from Blackboard to Canvas is still scheduled for the first week of August 2020 ... Read More
Meet the teams #3

Meet the teams #3

In the third ‘Meet the teams’ item we want to present our external partners in the transition project. Experts with wide experience in implementing Canvas in other educational institutes ... Read More
Maastricht chooses Canvas

Maastricht chooses Canvas

Canvas won the tender process for a new learning management system (LMS). This LMS, supplied by Instructure, will replace Blackboard in the summer of 2020 ... Read More
Join the Student Idea Competition

Join the Student Idea Competition

Join the Student Idea Competition. We need you to come along and think together on how to solve UM's challenges to improve the learning outcomes of our PBL by using IT! ... Read More
Massive growth of Lecture Recordings at UM

Massive growth of Lecture Recordings at UM

Almost 4000 lectures were uploaded in 2018 to UM's video infrastructure Mediasite ... Read More
UM provisionally awards Canvas as the new Learning Management System

UM provisionally awards Canvas as the new Learning Management System

The UM Executive Board has adopted the unanimous recommendation by the LMS steering committee to provisionally award the LMS contract to Instructure (Canvas platform) ... Read More
Blackboard, Canvas, or Brightspace?

Blackboard, Canvas, or Brightspace?

Last week the deadline expired for submitting a quotation to the LMS tender published by Maastricht University. Time to take new steps in the process.  ... Read More
Upgrade Mediasite to version 7.2

Upgrade Mediasite to version 7.2

Mediasite, the video platform used by Maastricht University, is upgraded. Read about the main changes and new features ... Read More
Choosing a new Learning Management System

Choosing a new Learning Management System

How to select the Learning Management System that best fits UM needs? The LMS tender project really started off ... Read More
Engage your students outside class

Engage your students outside class

Do you want to actively engage your students in the subject matter after they leave the Problem Based Learning (PBL) session? FeedbackFruits modules could facilitate this for your course! Read more on Interactive Documents and Interactive Videos ... Read More
Blackboard Inline Grading

Blackboard Inline Grading

Do you use the Inline Grading tool in Blackboard for providing feedback on student assignments? Be aware of the following change ... Read More
Activate your students with FeedbackFruits

Activate your students with FeedbackFruits

You want to actively engage your students in the subject matter after they leave the PBL session? Do you consider using peer feedback scenarios? Start adding FeedbackFruits assignments to your course! ... Read More
Searching for data? The library can help you!

Searching for data? The library can help you!

The Data Search Support portal can help you when searching for data ... Read More
World Higher Education Database

World Higher Education Database

A useful directory, offering all sorts of information on Higher Education Institutions throughout the world ... Read More
Boost your skills in The Parlour

Boost your skills in The Parlour

The precious books reading room of the Maastricht University Library has been transformed from a traditional library room into a modern multifunctional facility. Amongst other activities, it can be used for student-to-student skills training ... Read More

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