Transition Schedule by Semester and Unit

All UW-Madison courses – credit and noncredit – can transition to Canvas and need to be moved prior to June 1, 2018. The following timelines were created based on discussions between the Canvas Transition Team and the university’s schools, colleges, institutes, departments and divisions. The plan is to adopt Canvas as the single, centrally supported LMS, and to discontinue current campus support for D2L and Moodle in 2018.

Noncredit Courses

The migration process for noncredit courses will be done in parallel to the remaining credit-based courses. Noncredit courses have been divided into two categories for the transition: compliance and lifelong learning. Both categories can now move to Canvas. Navigate to the “Noncredit” page to find more information.

Credit-Based Courses

All credit-based courses have been able to transition to Canvas since spring 2017. Some units are dividing their efforts between two semesters and are listed more than once below. The designated instructional technology point-person for each unit is also listed.

Spring 2017 – Units and Contacts

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Tom Tabone, Department of Computing & Biometry

Wisconsin School of Business (also in fall 2017)
Paul Oliphant, Academic Technology & Web Unit

School of Human Ecology
John Hilgers, Dean’s Office

Law School
Jarrod Bogucki, Law Library Technology

College of Letters & Science – specific departments and programs
Steel Wagstaff, Learning Support Services (all L&S courses except in chemistry and math)
Rachel Bain, Department of Chemistry (chemistry courses)
Sara Nagreen, Department of Mathematics (math courses)

  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian American Studies
  • Bio Core Curriculum
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chican@ and Latin@ Studies
  • Economics
  • Math
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Zoology

School of Medicine & Public Health (also in spring 201)
Kristin Simon, Educational Technology

Fall 2017 – Units and Contacts

Wisconsin School of Business
Paul Oliphant, Academic Technology & Web Unit

College of Engineering
CEETE (Collaborative for Engineering Education and Teaching Effectiveness), 608-265-1178
Engineering Professional Development (EDP) (credit-based courses, including online engineering Master’s degrees)

School of Education
Maria Widmer, Media, Education Resources & Information Technology (MERIT)

Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Tara Mohan, Academic Programs

College of Letters & Science – specific departments and programs
Steel Wagstaff, Learning Support Services

  • African Languages and Literature
  • Afro-American Studies
  • Asian Languages and Culture
  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Sciences
  • English
  • French and Italian
  • Geography
  • Geoscience
  • German, Nordic, Slavic
  • Integrated Liberal Studies (ILS)
  • LaFollette School of Public Affairs
  • Limnology
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS)
  • Spanish and Portuguese

School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy Technology

School of Nursing
George Jura, Academic Technology

School of Veterinary Medicine
Kathy Hendricks, Instructional Designer

Spring 2018 – Units and Contacts

College of Letters & Science – specific departments and programs
Steel Wagstaff, Learning Support Services

  • Art History
  • Astronomy
  • Communication Arts
  • Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • History
  • History of Science
  • Interdisciplinary Courses
  • International Studies
  • Center for Jewish Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS)
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature in Translation
  • Medieval Studies
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Social Work
  • Statistics

School of Medicine & Public Health
Kristin Simon, Educational Technology