Notification about CSCR and Canvas

UW-Madison’s transition to Canvas comes with considerable advantages, and a few challenges. A significant advantage is that Canvas is Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) compliant. This enables Canvas to seamlessly connect with web-based, externally hosted applications.

However, some applications currently used on campus are not LTI-compliant and will need to be replaced or updated. One such application is Case Scenario/Critical Reader (CSCR). At this time, CSCR cannot reasonably be made LTI-compliant and would not provide campus the same level of benefit as adopting a newer, interoperable technology. Additionally, while CSCR modules can be loaded into Canvas courses, they cannot be connected to the Canvas gradebook.

A subgroup of the Teaching and Learning Technology Advisory Group (TLTAG) is exploring alternative tools that would provide similar functionality as CSCR. Later this spring, the team will provide a recommendation for a CSCR replacement and outline what support will be provided, if any, to migrate CSCR content.

Faculty and instructors may continue using previously developed CSCR modules, but should be aware of the university’s plans to replace the tool, at which time any migration challenges will be considered.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the designated instructional technologist for your school or college.