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During the spring semester, the university announced plans to migrate from Blackboard to the Canvas Learning Management System. A transition of this magnitude is a major undertaking, though it should present new opportunities to improve learning experiences for our students. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is working in partnership with colleagues at UTO, ASU Online, and other schools and colleges to develop a migration plan that best supports our faculty, intended to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

ASU’s current Blackboard LMS will run in parallel to Canvas and may be used for courses until the end of the Spring 2019 semester. Blackboard will be unavailable to users after June 30, 2019. Archival access to Blackboard courses will be available two years beyond that date.

Learn more about the transition and resources available to assist faculty.

Workshops and trainings

Join us this fall for the Canvas Works training on Wednesday, September 19, 2018! FSE, CLAS, EdPlus, and UTO have partnered to provide this unique Canvas training experience.

The format of this event will be seven 20-minute presentations that you will be able to visit in any order you choose. This multi-station training will feature a variety of Canvas-related topics. In addition to these stations, we will have a “genius bar” with the UTO Canvas Support team to help answer questions! 


9:30–9:55 a.m. Check-in and refreshments
9:55–10 a.m. Introduction
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Sessions

Canvas Topics

  • Grading
  • Adding content
  • Discussions
  • Assessments
  • Facilitating large classes
  • Grouping
  • Integrating ASU Library resources


You can also register to attend a UTO provided introductory session.

Upcoming sessions:


ASU UTO Canvas Introduction Training
Thursday, September 6, 2018
1–2:30 p.m.
Engineering Center B-Wing (ECB) 103, Tempe campus [map] or remotely via Zoom
Register to attend


View the recordings of the Canvas provided training sessions that took place on each campus the week of June 18, 2018. Additional introductory sessions are available to attend.


UTO will provide two to three sessions per week through the duration of the transition that are open to the ASU community.

The Fulton Schools will coordinate with UTO to provide additional Fulton Schools-specific sessions that will be held on a regular basis at both the Polytechnic and Tempe campuses. Additional sessions can be coordinated for groups within the Fulton Schools (program/school/etc.)

More information will be shared on the UTO and Fulton Schools workshops as details are finalized. To coordinate a group-specific workshop and for any questions about workshops and trainings, please contact Scott Mahler at

1:1 consultations

The Fulton Schools will schedule regular, open hours at various locations for drop-in sessions. Consultations can also be scheduled as needed.

An ongoing schedule for open sessions and information to request a consultation will be shared soon. Contact Scott Mahler at about these sessions.

Course migration resources

Resources will be available to provide initial migrations from Blackboard to Canvas for all Fulton Schools courses. The Fulton Schools team will receive and route requests via an online form and will coordinate with ASU Online for o-course migrations.

Find more information about the transition or contact Scott Mahler at with any questions or if you need additional information.

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