UW System News
In 2013, the University of Wisconsin System conducted an Instructure Canvas pilot project, as recommended by the 2011 Learning Management System (LMS) Task Force, sponsored by the Learn@UW Executive Committee. The pilot was intended to enhance our understanding of the changing LMS landscape. The 2013 pilot provided us with an opportunity to experiment with and explore the features and functionalities of an alternative learning management system. The pilot also focused on ways to use the LMS to improve student engagement, as well as gauge the adoption effort of instructors and students when using a new LMS. The pilot was not intended to seek an LMS to replace Desire2Learn (D2L).
UWS Canvas Inquiries
All inquiries from the media regarding the contract, the negotiation process, or the DLE RFP should be directed to University Relations - firstname.lastname@example.org
The main thing that we want instructors to be aware of is saving any course content from D2L that could possibly be wanted in the future. Save EVERYTHING that could be needed including different versions of courses (example: an online version vs a face-to-face version). Please view the D2L Sunset page for a full checklist of everything you can do to prepare.
Yes! The next round of training will take place in August 2019 Please fill out the Canvas Training Survey to reserve your seat!
Summer 2019 Canvas Training Dates:
*All sessions will take place from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Wyllie D103 (The Learning Tech. Lab).*
- Monday, August 26th
- Tuesday, August 27th
- Wednesday, August 28th
- Thursday, August 29th
- Friday, August 30th
For an individual training session or meeting, please email email@example.com!
Faculty will be supported in a number of ways. Faculty will be trained by the Innovations team at set times depending on what phase the instructor is in to migrate. The Innovations team will also offer 1-on-1 support when needed!
After the instructor's courses have been migrated, instructors will have access to the Canvas Tier 1 Support 24 hours a day. Instructors can also contact the UWP Help Desk at 262.595.2444, email the Innovations team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check the Instructor Resources page that Canvas has provided!
Yes! All UW System institutions will be transitioning to Canvas by Fall 2019.
The first set of instructors to move to Canvas have all been trained and are in the process of getting their content ready for the Fall 2018 semester! The Early Adopter training took place May of 2018 with one training session July 2018.
Here are some statistics about the Fall 2018 Canvas Early Adopters:
- Instructors Trained in Canvas: 87
- Instructors Using Canvas in Fall 2018: 73
- Fully Online Fall 2018 Canvas Courses: 53 (Combined Sections)
- Total Fall 2018 Canvas Courses: 213 (Combined Sections)
Phase II Adopters
Phase II Adopters were the second set of instructors to be trained in Canvas. Phase II Adopters were trained over the Fall 2018 semester in preparation for their courses to go live in Canvas in the Spring 2019 semester.
Phase III Adopters
Phase III Adopters will be trained in Canvas over the Winter and Spring semesters in preparation for their courses to go live in the Fall of 2019. If you are interested in being trained in Canvas over the Spring 2019 semester, please fill out the Spring Canvas Training Survey or email email@example.com for more information!