Category Archives: News

Canvas Functional Gaps Working Groups – Final Update

The Learn@UW-Madison Executive Committee sponsored two working groups to address the main functional gap areas in Canvas, as compared to Moodle and D2L. The gaps pertained to advanced quizzing capabilities and content authoring functionality. The groups diligently researched and piloted solutions over the past year, and provided updates on their progress in late spring 2016, […]

Campus one step closer to a single LMS

As of June 1, 2018, UW-Madison became one step closer to having a 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. The university’s move to Canvas started over two […]

Transition nears end; Where to find future Canvas updates (Final Canvas News Digest)

This is the final news digest about UW-Madison’s transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Canvas transition coming to a close, where to find future Canvas info With less than a month left until UW-Madison discontinues its current use of D2L and Moodle, almost all courses have been migrated to Canvas (with a few […]

Final reminder – Less than a month left to save content from D2L and Moodle

This message was sent to all UW-Madison employees and is specifically intended for faculty, instructors and owners of credit and noncredit courses or any other types of materials or activities hosted in D2L (Desire2Learn, previously known as Learn@UW) and Moodle who have yet to archive their content or migrate it to Canvas. This is the […]

Content authoring tools training, archiving content and Canvas feature updates (Canvas News Digest)

This news digest is part of a regular series of updates about UW-Madison’s transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Summer courses now available, with new instructor roles Summer 2018 credit-based courses are now available in Canvas for faculty, instructors and instructional support staff. Summer 2018 course enrollments now feature three new “instructor roles” […]

Canvas Content Authoring Working Group Recommendation Report Update – Phase 3

The Learn@UW-Madison Executive Committee is sponsoring working groups to address two main functional gap areas in Canvas, as compared to Moodle and D2L. The gaps pertain to quizzing capabilities and content authoring tool functionality. The groups released reports in mid- and late-2017, and plan to continue their research in the spring 2018 semester. A number […]

Canvas Quizzing Working Group Recommendation Report Update – Phase 3

The Learn@UW-Madison Executive Committee is sponsoring working groups to address two main functional gap areas in Canvas, as compared to Moodle and D2L. The gaps pertain to quizzing capabilities and content authoring functionality. The groups made recommendations at the end of 2016 with the plan to continue their research into the spring semester of 2017. […]

How faculty and instructors should prepare for the retirement of D2L and Moodle

This message is specifically intended for faculty and instructors of credit and noncredit courses. Soon we will be retiring D2L and Moodle. We hope by now you have converted whatever content and information you need from those systems, and have either uploaded it into Canvas or have downloaded it into your own storage. On June […]