UW-Madison’s Transition to Canvas

Based on positive results from pilot studies and campus feedback, UW-Madison decided to transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS) and to discontinue support for D2L and Moodle.

As of June 1, 2018, UW-Madison became one step closer to having Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system (LMS). Almost all courses – credit and noncredit – are now using Canvas, with D2L officially discontinued and Moodle turned off for all but a few identified exceptions, as well.

Now in its final stages, the cross-campus effort is set to conclude in the early months of 2019. During that time, the transition team will continue working closely with a specific subset of courses still in need of two significant functionality solutions: content authoring and advanced quizzing. Faculty and instructors who have courses still affected by these identified gaps are being communicated with directly to ensure that the appropriate support is provided based on the transition team’s final recommendations. Additional updates on this work will be posted to this website.

Canvas is part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies that also includes Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat, Blackboard Collaborate and Piazza. It is managed by DoIT Academic Technology’s Learn@UW-Madison service and used for both credit and non-credit course delivery. More information about the LMS, updates, events and how to work with our learning technology consultants are available on the DoIT AT website at at.doit.wisc.edu/learn-uw/canvas/. The page also has links to helpful resources like the Request Form for a Sandbox Course and Learn@UW Madison Canvas KnowledgeBase. Technical support for Canvas is provided by the DoIT Help Desk.