The UW System is in the process of changing our LMS from D2L to Canvas. The last semester that we can use D2L to support our courses is Spring 2019. This is a hard cutoff, and we cannot make exceptions to this for any reason. In order to comply with UW System data retention policies, which require course records to be retained for a year, we have to stop using D2L this summer. D2L will turn off on June 30, 2020.
We’d like to help you get started on your move to Canvas.
Requesting migration of course materials by CITL
We can move content from D2L to Canvas. Though the course will function after an import from D2L, there are several things that can be done to optimize the course and make it work more smoothly. We strongly encourage a consultation with CITL staff to walk through your migrated content with you after content has been moved. If you would like to move content from D2L, you can request the move at the form linked here. The earlier you can start the process of moving content from D2L to Canvas the better. We need to help instructors move approximately 1500 more courses before the start of Fall semester. Feel free to request any Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winterim 2020, or Spring 2020 courses that have not been moved at this time as well. We will work through the migration queue in the order that requests are received.
Help and Training
While you are waiting for notification that your course has been moved, you should consider attending training. Approximately 50% of UWSP instructional staff have completed training. Training is divided into three parts, with each part lasting approximately 50 minutes. You can Register for a training session here. There is also a self-paced Instructor Training course available.
As you start working in Canvas, please remember that we have access to a 24/7 Canvas Help Desk. With the volume of work that migrations to Canvas will generate, you will probably find that you will get a faster response to your questions from the Canvas Help Desk than you will from us. CITL staff are copied on all communication our instructors have with the Canvas Help Desk and will follow up with you if necessary.
You can contact the Canvas Help Desk via chat or email from within the help menu in Canvas, or by phone at 1-833-828-9805.
Beyond basic training, CITL staff are available to help you through every step of the migration process. Feel free to schedule a meeting with one of to start moving your content from D2L to Canvas to discuss about how best to optimize your content for the new learning environment.