Don’t forget to download and save your Vital materials 

On 1 August, Canvas will become our new virtual learning environment (VLE), offering you a host of great new features, including a fantastic new mobile app and great video tools too.  

Changing VLEs will mean saying ‘goodbye’ to VITAL on 31 July. There are a few things you will need to do before this date, but don’t panic – we have you covered!  

What do I need to save?  

The good news is that the majority of learning content associated with your VITAL modules – such as lecture notes and videos – will be automatically copied over into Canvas for you. However, there are a few things that can’t be copied over. So you will need to doublecheck if you want to download and save these items yourself: 

  • Turnitin assignments and feedback  
  • Blackboard assignments and feedback  
  • Any relevant Discussion Boards and threads  
  • Blackboard quizzes  
  • Items saved within Campus Pack  
  • Items saved within the Mobius app 

Why should I save these materials? 

These materials may be useful to look back on for revision purposes, when you are completing your next assignments or just so you have a personal copy of all your work and feedback to date.  

Whatever your reasons, make sure you download and save all of the items you want to keep before 31 July – which is the last day you will be able to log onto VITAL. 

How do I save these materials? 

Head to the Canvas student intranet site for all the information you will need on how to download and save your VITAL materials 

Canvas Coach Natalie has also produced a step-by-step video tutorial on how to download and save Vital assignments and feedback:

What should I do if I need help? 

For further help and support downloading and saving your VITAL materials, please contact CSD Service Desk by: emailing or using the online chat facility, available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. 

If you have any queries about using Canvas, you can access help 24/7, 365-days-a-year. Simply log on to Canvas, click the Help icon and choose how you want to contact the Canvas Support Team via online chat, email or phone.