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Canvas Training and Migration Continues to Advance

As of September 10, the Center for Teaching and Learning has trained 100 faculty and staff members on Canvas, the new Learning Management System (LMS) that is scheduled to replace Sakai over the 2015-16 Academic Year. Canvas is a reliable, cloud-based LMS that provides faculty and students with the flexibility of customization and mobility.

Canvas went live in July and CTL staff have been hard at work providing training via their open Canvas Camps and general and school-specific training sessions. Canvas Camps are open, drop-in sessions every Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., where faculty members can get hands-on assistance building new courses or migrating their courses from Sakai to Canvas. The CTL will resume offering its two-hour general training sessions in early Spring 2015.  

In the meantime, the CTL is offering school-specific two-hour training sessions, which it began September 9 with the School of Education. These two-hour training sessions are being conducted upon request of the schools, in conjunction with CTL's migration schedule. Throughout the migration, faculty can continue to use Sakai, as it will remain available through June 30, 2016.  

Have questions? The staff at the CTL are ready to help! You can reach them at or by calling 209.946.7685. The CTL also has a comprehensive Canvas website where you can get more information and access many training videos and resources.