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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.
Moodle to Canvas Course Migration Assistance Continues
UMN’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) is accepting requests to migrate Moodle content and activities to Canvas for courses to be taught during Summer and Fall 2019 until the following course migration deadline dates.
Course migration deadlines
- Submit course migration requests by Friday, February 8
- Last day migrated May/Summer courses will be completed and returned by ATSS is Friday, March 8
Fall 2019 and beyond
- Submit course migration request by Friday, April 12
- Last day Fall 2019 and beyond migrated courses will be completed and returned by ATSS is Friday, May 10
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/Summer/Fall 2019 courses, complete the Course Migration Assistance Form.
Canvas Training and Events
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.
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.