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Canvas Migration Phase 1 Completed

On September 18, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Instructional Design staff completed Phase 1 of the migration from Sakai to Canvas, Pacific's new Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas is a reliable, cloud-based LMS that provides faculty and students with the flexibility of customization and mobility.

The final step of Phase 1 was the migration of 55 Pharmacy courses. Also include in Phase 1 was the migration or creation of new courses for the new San Francisco and Sacramento graduate programs and the Center for Professional and Continuing Education. 

Phase 2 will include migration of courses for the Conservatory, Engineering and Computer Science, Business, Education and Health Sciences, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the Fall 2015 semester. Throughout the migration, faculty can continue to use Sakai, which will remain available through June 30, 2016, prior to archiving.   

Faculty members who would like to get hands-on assistance building new courses or migrating their courses from Sakai to Canvas can do so at one of the CTL's Canvas Camps, which are open, drop-in sessions every Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The CTL also is conducting school-specific two-hour training sessions upon request of the schools, in conjunction with CTL's migration schedule.  

Have questions? The staff in 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.