Canvas Course Migration

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Canvas Course Migration Progress Updates: All summer courses submitted by April 15th have been migrated in Canvas and handed off to faculty.

To submit a request to have your courses migrated to Canvas, please go to this online form.

RU ready to explore the new way of teaching using Canvas? We can help you make a smooth transition.  

Our team of Instructional Designers with COHLIT make migrating your online course content a breeze regardless of your current learning management system (Blackboard, Sakai, Pearson Learning Studio/eCollege, or Moodle). With our help, many faculty have already transitioned their courses to Canvas.

 

Overview of Our Process

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Current Canvas Migration Process: Step 1- Migration request via online form.  Step 2 - Canvas Migration team uses automated technologies to copy course content to Canvas.  Step 3 - COHLIT white gloves the course to remove errors introduced through automated processes. Step 4 - A COHLIT instructional designer reviews the course to ensure a faithful version of the course content.  Step 5 - During a migration meeting, the instructional designer and faculty reviews the course to discuss issues and improvements to the course.  Step 6 - Course Hand-off to Faculty.  Step 7 - Faculty reviews the final course.  

 

Current Canvas Migration Process

yellow number 1 All course migration requests should be submitted online.  You will be asked to provide your contact information, NetID, program/department, the term you wish to teach in Canvas, and course ID or course link.
yellow number 2 The course requests will be sent to the Canvas Migration Team, who uses automated technologies to copy course content to Canvas.  Course migration is currently a batch process, and is not done by individual course. 
yellow number 3 After the course contents are migrated in Canvas, the COHLIT team goes into each course to remove errors introduced through the automated processes, known as "white-glove". An issue tracker is generated to track and document the issues that have been fixed, and any remaining items that need to be addressed by the course instructor.
yellow number 4 A COHLIT instructional designer reviews the course to ensure a faithful version of the course content, and makes the necessary recommendations to best utilize the Canvas features.
yellow number 5 During a migration meeting, the instructional designer and faculty review the course, discuss issues and improvements to the course.
yellow number 6 Then the course is handed off to Faculty.
yellow7 Faculty reviews and make necessary changes to finalize the course.  

 

Course Migration Request Form

To get started on Canvas, simply complete this online form to submit your course migration request. Once we receive your request, we will add your course(s) to our course migration list, which will be sent to Canvas for content migration.

Please Note:
  • The migration process will only migrate your course content, but will not affect your current course in whatever LMS you are currently teaching. You will have time to explore the Canvas features, finalize your migrated content, and teach in Canvas when you are ready.
  • Another option for you to move to Canvas is to contact the help desk (help@canvas.rutgers.edu) to request a Canvas template course shell, and start building the Canvas course at your own pace.  Our team of instructional designers are available if you need any assistance with course design and development in Canvas.

Still have questions?

Please contact Marie Li, Senior Instructional Designer, Email: marie.li@rutgers.edu Phone: (848)932.9633