COE Canvas Transition

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UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its new learning management system (LMS), and CEETE is ready to help with the transition.

To get started with this process, please complete this form (requires UW login).

Why Canvas?

  • Canvas provides a streamlined interface that makes navigating course material simpler, allowing students and teachers more time to focus on learning.
  • One LMS means a consistent learning environment for students, something students have requested.

 Why now?

  • Moodle and D2L services will be discontinued Summer of 2018.
  • Each school or college has support to move to Canvas. The School of Engineering is scheduled to transition its D2L and Moodle courses to Canvas during the Fall 2017 semester. (See transition schedule.) However, in order to receive the most customized support, we encourage you to begin moving your courses as early as possible, even as you continue to teach in Moodle or D2L.
  • The total time required to transition your course from Moodle or D2L is different for each instructor. To allow adequate time to organize files, experiment with new tools, and identify opportunities for course enhancements, we recommend transitioning your Summer and/or Fall 2017 courses now.
  • The College of Engineering’s Canvas migration goal is that every instructor teaches their course at least once in Canvas before Moodle and D2L services are turned off.

 How can we help?

  • We’ll transfer your Moodle or D2L files to the Canvas shell or sandbox for your course.
  • We’ll address common errors created by links to videos, large files, and complicated modules.
  • We’ll add some basic templates to your course.
  • We’ll meet with you individually to identify ways to use the tools in Canvas to enhance students’ experience and overall learning in your course.
  • We’ll work on other things as needed to help get your course running.

To get started with this process, please complete this form (requires UW login).

What will happen with your course? Follow the process below.

Canvas transition flowchart