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.
Take advantage of resources for assisting Fulton Schools faculty with migration from Blackboard to Canvas.
Workshops and trainings
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.
Later in July, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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. The link to the form will be made available in July.