Project Purpose

Help Desk Central (HDC) will provide Tier 1 support for the implementation of Canvas, the university’s new learning management system (LMS) managed by the Office of Academic Innovation. HDC will continue to provide support for Canvas once implemented.

Timeline for implementation:

June 2020 - Wave 1:
Focused training begins for Faculty teaching in Summer 2 who elect to use Canvas and School / College Academic Liaisons who can serve in a train-the-trainer capacity

July - August 2020 - Wave 2 & 3:
Focused training begins for faculty who want to build from scratch and/or import from Blackboard and teach in Canvas for Fall 2020

October 2020 - Wave 4:
Focused training begins for Faculty teaching in Spring 2021 who elect to use Canvas

Spring 2021 - Wave 5:
Final effort to migrate all courses out of Blackboard by the end of Summer 2021 so that the university is fully migrated to Canvas for Fall 2021