Canvas Transition

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Getting Assistance with Canvas at UMD

To start planning your Canvas transition, complete our form to request an appointment with an educational technologist.

  • Faculty should refer to the Canvas Transition Website for news, updates and help and support resources. 
  • This is a significant transition and the development of Canvas transition plan for your department can lead to a more successful outcome.
  • Click the Help button in the Canvas global navigation menu (on the left) to view all the support options which include email, chat and phone.  You can also email for assistance with technical questions within Canvas (UMN support is not 24/7). 
  • UMN Canvas Self-Help Guides are published:
  • We encourage you to request Canvas development sites to work on course content. A development site allows you to explore the features and functionality of Canvas and then transfer your development site to the production version of Canvas when ready.
  • If you plan to use third party tools like publishing sites, clickers, etc. be sure to check the Canvas LTI integration web page to see if your tool has been installed into Canvas.
  • If you do not see your tool on the list you will need to request review of the tool.
  • Moodle will remain available and supported for the duration of the 24-month transition.
  • All Moodle courses will be archived at the end of Summer 2019.
  • Starting fall 2019, all course sites using a centrally supported LMS will be in Canvas.
  • For more information or to subscribe to Canvas Updates visit the UMN Canvas Transition Information website.