Blackboard to Canvas transition on track for Spring 2019 completion

April 30, 2018

The transition of Learning Management Systems from Blackboard to Canvas is scheduled for completion by the start of the Spring 2019 semester. Approximately 1,000 courses are anticipated to be converted to Canvas by the end of May, which is about one-third of the total course goal.

Since the transition began last fall, the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) has hosted dozens of Canvas bootcamp training sessions for more than 400 participants, as well as a number of departmental and small group trainings for faculty upon request. More than 600 faculty members have also signed up for self-paced, online training since it was made available in January.

During the upcoming summer term, the rate of course conversion is expected to increase due to the number of classes that aren’t offered during the summer, making it the optimum time to have courses migrated and receive training.

Faculty who would like specific courses to be available in Canvas for the Fall 2018 semester should complete this online request form.

Online training will be a convenient option for faculty members who may be away from campus during the summer and only requires requesting access. For those who prefer face-to-face learning, more bootcamp sessions will be available during the summer based on demand. See the current schedule of training sessions or use the department or small group training request form to request a session.

Fall 2018 will be the final semester of Blackboard availability, and prescheduled Canvas bootcamp sessions will again be offered twice a week until all faculty and staff members who will be using Canvas have completed training ahead of the Spring 2019 deadline.

More information about Canvas and the course migration process is available online.