Check out Microsoft Teams!

Mercer University’s Office 365 offers Teams for Faculty, Staff, and Student email accounts.  All you need to do is to login to your Office 365 account to access teams.  You can also login to  Download the app to your computer and don’t forget the app for your smartphone go to

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations—all in one place. Here’s a quick look at the left-hand side of Teams.

  • Teams – Find channels to belong to or create your own. Inside channels, you can hold on-the-spot meetings, have conversations, and share files.
  • Meetings – See everything you’ve got lined up for the day or week. Or, schedule a meeting. This calendar syncs with your Outlook calendar.
  • Calls – In some cases, if your organization has it set up, you can call anyone from Teams, even if they’re not using Teams.
  • Activity – Catch up on all your unread messages, @mentions, replies, and more.

Check out this awesome view to learn more!

Add CoursEval to your Canvas Course

Learn how to provide students with easy access to the course evaluation directly in Canvas.

Canvas Status Update

Canvas Status Update
Scheduled maintenance on 12/03/2018 at 2:00 AM EST (7:00 AM UTC)

Canvas will be performing a brief maintenance event on your Canvas instance on Monday, December 3rd. Canvas anticipates that this event will last 10-15 minutes and occur at 2:00 AM EST (7:00 AM UTC). Canvas users will not be able to access Canvas while the event is underway.

Office 365 – Using Teams

Cross-listing (combining/merging) Courses on Canvas


Cross-Listing should take place before course sites are published and before any grades are entered in Canvas. If a published course containing student submissions, activity, and/or grade data is Cross-Listed into a “Parent” course, that data could be lost.

AFTER CROSS-LISTING Teachers and Students will only see the “Parent” course site on their Canvas Dashboard. Students who register for your course sections will automatically appear in the “Parent” course site.

To “De-Cross-List” a course in Canvas please submit a ticket to


In this example we will Cross-List (merge) the following two-course sites in Canvas: ART 115: Drawing Fundamentals Section: 001 (PARENT) ART 115: Drawing Fundamentals Section: 002 (CHILD) Start in the CHILD course ART 115: Drawing Fundamentals Section: 002 (CHILD) that you want to Cross-List with the PARENT course.

Step 1: Click on the Settings button located at the bottom of the course menu.

Step 2: Click on the Sections tab at the top of the page.

Step 3: Under Course Sections list, click on the course name displayed.

STEP 4: Locate the Cross-List this Section button and click it (the button could be located at the top right or bottom of the page depending on your browser settings).

STEP 5: On the pop-up window, enter the “Parent” Course ID (e.g. ART 115.001) into the Search for Course field.

STEP 6: Confirm the selected course is correct

STEP 7: Click Cross-List This Section. You will be re-routed automatically to the “Parent” course where the enrollments have been cross-listed.

Zoom Recorded Training Session

Zoom is a video web conferencing tool allowing Mercer faculty, students, and staff to meet virtually.

We recently held a Getting Started with Zoom training session.  The recorded session is now available to view. 

Click here to view the recorded training session.

Click here for the PowerPoint for the training session.


Tutorial for Registering for Classes in MyMercer

Watch the video tutorial to learn about registering for classes at Mercer University

MyMercer Registration

Go to

Login with your Mercer user credentials.  

Username: MUID
Password: what you use to login to your email and MyMercer

Canvas InstructureCon 2017 Session Videos

InstructureCon 2017 featured many sessions about Canvas with a focus on teaching and learning. 
If you were not able to attend the event, you now have the opportunity to view the recorded sessions available from the link below.

Watch the 2017 InstructureCon sessions

Academic Technology Services Spring 2018 Training Schedule


Learn about Canvas, Microsoft Office, WebEx, and about editing Mercer websites using the CMS system  

The hands-on classes are designed to provide you with the skills to fully understand the skills taught in the workshops. 

All training is scheduled in Stetson 135

Contact Jerome Gratigny for any questions

Phone: 478-301-5521   Email:

Search the list for dates and times

Date Time Training
Jan 30 10:30am – 12:00pm Microsoft Outlook

Learn to navigate Outlook, organize emails and save important emails to your computer, create email signatures, manage calendars, share calendars, manage permissions, create calendar events and invite others to your events.

Feb 7 11:00am – 12:30pm
Jan 24 10:00 – 11:30am Microsoft Excel for Beginners

In this hands-on workshop you will learn to navigate the Excel workspace, create workbooks and worksheets, format cells, use formulas and functions, and create basic charts.

Feb 16 1:30 – 3:00pm
Mar 16 11:00am – 12:00pm Microsoft Excel (Intermediate)
Recommend to first take Excel for Beginners Build upon the skills learned in the beginner class. Take a deeper dive into formulas and functions in Excel to create more complex calculations.   Learn about Pivot Tables and other ways to organize data.
Mar 23 1:00 – 2:00pm
Jan 29 11:00am – 12:00pm
Getting Started with Canvas
Canvas is Mercer’s Learning Management System (LMS) allowing instructors to deliver curriculum, assess student learning, and to manage the student grades. In this workshop you will learn how to navigate Canvas, add content, and setup your course.
Feb 2 11:00am – 12:00pm
Feb 6 1:00 – 2:00pm Setting up Your Grades

Learn how to organize your Grade Book and setup assignment groups. Learn how to create weighted columns for your final grades. Manage student grades to allow your students to confidently know their current grade in the course.


Mar 13 2:30 – 3:30pm
Feb 13 2:30 – 3:30pm TurnItIn in Canvas

Turnitin is a plagiarism deterrent service that integrates with Canvas. Learn how to create a TurnItIn assignment and to access feedback from TurnItIn.

Mar 22 1:30 – 2:30pm
Feb 22 2:00 – 3:00pm Accessibility Checker

Learn what is means to make your course accessible and how to use Canvas’ new Accessibility Checker. Learn accessible design to make your course 508 compliant.

Mar 28 2:00 – 3:00pm
Jan 26 2:30 – 3:30pm Getting Started with WebEx

WebEx is a video web conferencing tool allowing users to meet virtually. Learn how to schedule meetings, conduct meetings, record meetings, and interact with users during a live WebEx session.

Feb 9 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Mar 15 2:00 – 3:00pm
Feb 15 11:00am – 12:30pm Photoshop

Learn the fundamentals of Photoshop and how to edit photos, design graphics, and understand the techniques to get the most out of Photoshop.

Mar 29 11:00am – 12:30pm Photoshop

Learn the fundamentals of Photoshop and how to edit photos, design graphics, and understand the techniques to get the most out of Photoshop.

Jan 31 10:00 – 11:00am CMS Training

Mercer’s CMS allows for easy edits and updates to websites. Learn how to navigate the CMS interface, update and add content, add images, manage documents, add links, and much more.

Feb 14 10:00 – 11:00am
Feb 28 10:00 – 11:00am
Mar 14 10:00 – 11:00am

Grades Disappearing in Canvas

When editing an assignment or quiz you might need to add a student or provide additional time.  This is one of the great features in Canvas as you can assign the quiz or assignment to different students or sections with their own due dates or availability dates and times. However, if you replace everyone or someone who has previously taken the quiz then all of their grades will no longer be visible in the grades.  It is important to use the “Add” button in the assign section of the details in order to add additional students or groups for a different date or time.  For example, you might have a student that was not present on the day of the quiz.  You want to allow this student the ability to take the quiz so you will “Add” the student and the specific date and time.

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