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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.

Note these important dates

You will no longer be able to access your files in Blackboard after June 30, 2019. This will make it very difficult to prepare for summer 2019 and subsequent terms as you will not be able to compare your course in Blackboard and Canvas.

The Fulton Schools Digital Learning team is here to assist with migrating your course content even if you are not planning to teach with Canvas yet. Take advantage of these resources and learn more about the transition.

Important Dates to note:

  • March 16, 2019 — last day to request Blackboard course copies for existing courses
  • May 6, 2019 — last day to teach live courses in Blackboard
  • May 31, 2019 — last day to request a course copy from Blackboard to Canvas
  • June 30, 2019 — Blackboard will no longer be available for instructors or students

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

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