Plan for SoE Transition to Canvas LMS

MERIT staff are actively engaged with helping SoE faculty and staff migrate to Canvas, UW Madison’s new learning management system.

MERIT staff are available to answer questions about teaching with Canvas, and assist with migrating content from Desire2Learn and Moodle.

Over Fall 2017, additional campus support from DoIT academic technology will be provided to the SoE.  At that time, remaining SoE course sites and content from the past academic year will migrate to Canvas, along with special course site requests.  Faculty and staff course leads will receive an email invite to open Canvas course site.  By Summer 2018, Desire2Learn and Moodle will no longer be available.  By that time, all SoE course sites will be running in Canvas.

To learn more about Canvas, check out the recent “Canvas News Digest” published April 3, 2017.  Highlights include:

  • Summer and fall 2017 courses available in Canvas
  • Online and in-person training opportunities
  • Canvas FastTrack Video Series
  • TopHat coming to Canvas
  • What faculty are saying about their transition
  • Questions or issues?  Find Canvas resources

Find additional information and a list of ongoing Canvas workshops posted at  For more information, please contact Catherine Stephens or Maria Widmer.