CIT provides this information for giving students access to material in Canvas after Canvas is no longer available:

From: Laurie Fox <>

Subject: [Faculty-L] Managing Incomplete Coursework - Spring 2023

Date: May 17, 2023 at 9:05:07 AM EDT


With the upcoming transition to Brightspace this summer, the process for managing an Incomplete grade with Canvas will be different. As you are aware, the campus will lose access to Canvas on June 30th. This means that you can:

Work with your student(s) to develop alternative pathways, outside of either learning management system, for obtaining content and completing outstanding assignments.


Use Brightspace to deliver content and complete outstanding assignments. Canvas content can be exported, then imported into Brightspace; this includes learning activities.

For those faculty who opt to use Brightspace to manage a spring 2023 Incomplete grade, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can work with SUNY to have a Brightspace equivalent of the Canvas shell created. Be advised that the Brightspace course creation process can take up to one week. Once the course shell exists in Brightspace, you can then import your content from Canvas and enroll students, as needed.

Additionally, for those faculty choosing to manage an Incomplete with Brightspace, we strongly suggest developing foundational knowledge of the system by completing the SUNY DLE Brightness Fundamentals Asynchronous Modules before connecting with an instructional designer. After logging into Brightspace, you can find this SUNY-provided training in the MyCourses area underneath the global Announcements area.

Geneseo’s instructional designers are available to consult with faculty, regardless of the option chosen. Be sure to export the Canvas gradebook, prior to June 30th, to assist you in managing Incomplete grades. 

Please do not wait until the last minute to make a decision – contact the Brightspace Support Team with questions or concerns today.


Laurie Fox
Director of Educational Technology
Computing & Information Technology
SUNY Geneseo
(585) 245-5577
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