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Canvas Transition

From Summer 2017 through Summer 2019, the University of Minnesota system will be transitioning all course sites from Moodle to our new centrally supported Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. Development of transition plans with individual units and campuses are ongoing. Refer back to this site for regular updates and the latest transition information.  

Vist the Canvas transition page for complete Canvas resources and information.

Moodle to Canvas Course Migration Assistance Continues

UMN’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) continues to accept requests to migrate Moodle content and activities to Canvas for courses to be taught during Spring/May/Summer/Fall 2019.

Course migration assistance is now available through Summer 2019. Approved course migration requests will be processed on a rolling basis and migrated course content will be returned within six (6) weeks from the date of each course migration request.

To request Moodle to Canvas course content migration assistance for May/Spring/Summer/Fall 2019 courses, complete the Course Migration Assistance Form.

Canvas Training and Events

UMD Teach with Canvas Session

  • December 6, Thursday 12:30 - 4:00 pm.
  • December 7, Friday 9:30 - 1:00 pm.

Both sessions will be held in Kirby Plaza 173

In this course, participants explore principles and practices for creating a student-centered and sustainable course site with Canvas. Participants will have the opportunity to work with their own course material or with sample course sites during activities in this hands-on workshop. Learn more and register at  Canvas: Teach with Canvas.

More Canvas Training Opportunities

  • Canvas Basics Online Webinars
    • New to Canvas? Starting to think about moving from Moodle to Canvas? If so, plan to attend an online 60 minute, “Canvas Basics” workshop that will include a review of the Canvas interface, tools and features, course design options, and an introduction to moving content from Moodle to Canvas. Additional time is allotted for Q&A.

    • Learn more and register.The upcoming session begins November 8.

  • Discover Canvas Workshop Series
    • Each course in the workshop series takes a deep dive into one Canvas topic. The workshops take place over 4-days. Participants should expect to commit at least one hour per day over 4 days (a minimum of 4 hours) completing online activities within a practice Canvas course site in addition to attending an optional 1-hour online session in WebEx. The WebEx session is recorded and made available.

Visit the Canvas Training and Events page for more information.