UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Canvas Transition

Transition Timeline

Canvas transition timeline

The timeline to transition courses from D2L to Canvas was developed in collaboration with Faculty Senate, the University Technology Committee, and the Student Government Association.

In Fall 2018, a limited number of courses will be delivered in Canvas. These courses will be taught by Canvas Mentors, a group of instructors that will serve as early adopters and trainers for other instructors. All other courses will still be delivered in D2L in Fall 2018.

Beginning J-Term 2018-19, all active courses will be delivered in Canvas. All active courses for the Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019 forward will be delivered in Canvas as well. In the Fall 2019 term, D2L will be archived and retired.

The below table provides this information by academic term.

Academic Term

Instructor Training and Course Migration

Courses Taught in Canvas

Spring 2018

Training for Canvas mentors

No courses in Canvas yet

Summer 2018

Training for Canvas mentors

No courses in Canvas yet

Fall 2018

J-Term 2019 and Spring 2019 courses

Canvas mentors, new faculty and instructional staff, and early adopter Fall 2018 courses in Canvas; all other courses in D2L.

J-Term 2018/2019

Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 courses

All J-Term 2019 courses in Canvas

Spring 2019

Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 courses

All Spring 2019 courses in Canvas

Summer 2019

Fall 2019 courses

All Summer 2019 courses in Canvas

Fall 2019

Support-level training

  • All Fall 2019 courses in Canvas and all future courses that haven’t already run in Canvas
  • All courses will have been migrated from D2L to Canvas by this academic term
  • Archive and retire D2L