UM System is launching a single Canvas instance for all campuses. All campuses will begin offering courses in the new One Canvas instance beginning Fall Semester 2021. Access to One Canvas after August 11th, 2021 will be automatic for all users.

What is the timeline for moving to One Canvas?

March 22, 2021

Instructors will gain access to the One Canvas instance. Instructors will have access to Fall 2021 semester course sites. Instructors and students continue teaching and learning in the present campus Canvas instances.

May 2021

Instructors and students continue teaching and learning in the present campus Canvas instances for summer 2021 courses.

August 11, 2021 

One Canvas access opens to students.

Mid August 2021

URLs to campus-specific Canvas instances will redirect to the One Canvas instance.
Note: 
Instructors and students will not have access to campus-specific Canvas instances after this date.

Why are we moving to One Canvas instance?

Consolidating into one Canvas instance supports cross-campus enrollment and collaborative teaching by providing a single point of access for all users. It also provides a seamless learning experience for students. Moving to one Canvas instance removes redundancy in academic tools which reduces licensing fees and provides more efficient allocation of eLearning support resources.

I have a course that will still be running when we switch to One Canvas. What do I need to do?

You will work with UM eLearning staff to schedule a cutover date. Please fill out this planing form if you have a course or an organization that will run past August 11th and we will work with you to arrange a specific date to migrate your Canvas site. 

How do I get a site for my course on One Canvas?

You do not have to request a Canvas site for any class that is listed in your campus student information system (Joe’SS, MyView, Pathway, or MyZou) for Fall 2021. Those classes will automatically have a Canvas site in the new system. 

Instructors, teaching assistants, and enrolled students for the associated class will automatically be enrolled in the canvas site with the appropriate role. Instructors and teaching assistants will still need to have a passing FERPA score on record to have access to their Canvas sites.

When will current/previous Canvas sites be migrated to the One Canvas instance?

March 2021

All 2020 course sites will be copied to the new Canvas instance.
Migration requests (via emailing canvas@umsystem.edu) open for current Development or Sandbox sites.

Mid-June
2021
Spring 2021 course sites will be copied to the new Canvas instance.
Active (since January 2020) Development/Sandbox sites will be copied to the new Canvas instance.
July 2021
Published Organization sites will be copied to the new Canvas instance.

August 2021

Summer 2021 course sites will be copied to the new Canvas instance.
Migration requests (via emailing canvas@umsystem.edu) open for old (ex. FS2019) or inactive Development, Sandbox and organization sites.

How do I combine classes on the new Canvas?

The Canvas Request System allows you to combine sections and cross-listed courses. Those changes should be available in Canvas within ~24-48 hours.

How quickly does Registrar information update in Canvas?

Once changes are made in Peoplesoft by the Registrar, those changes should be available in Canvas within ~24-48 hours.

Can I have an Organization site on One Canvas?

Yes. In early summer, Organization sites will be able to be requested for One Canvas via the Canvas Request System. Until then, please e-mail canvas@umsystem.edu with your request. Published organization sites will be migrated to One Canvas later this summer.

Can I have a Development/sandbox site on One Canvas?

Yes. In early summer, Development sites will be able to be requested for One Canvas via the Canvas Request System. Until then, please e-mail canvas@umsystem.edu with your request. Active (since January 2020) Development/Sandbox sites will be migrated by mid-June.

I have already built a site on my campus Canvas. Can I copy it to the new one?

Yes, but only until August 2021. You are currently able to export your Canvas site and import it into a course site on the new Canvas system. Canvas export files only contain course materials and structure. They do not include user enrollments or user data. Additionally, all Canvas sites from the last academic year will be copied to the new One Canvas They do not include user enrollments or user data.

What external tools will be available in new One Canvas?

While we are working to make sure major third party applications (Zoom, etc.) are available in One Canvas, you may not see everything you are used to turned on during this initial phase of access. For example, the Panopto Recordings tool is now available to record new videos. Previous semester's video will be available in August. If you log in to One Canvas and don’t have a third party application that you need for Fall 2021 course development, please e-mail us at canvas@umsystem.edu with your course(s) and what third party application you are looking for. Click here to see if a particular tool is currently available.

Will I be able to use the grade passback tool to SIS with One Canvas?

Yes, but this feature will not be ready until the fall.

I have additional questions – who should I contact?

The eLearning Academic Technology team is ready to answer your questions about the move. Please e-mail us at canvas@umsystem.edu, chat with us on teachingtools.umsystem.edu or give us a call at (855) 675-0755 (10am-4pm).



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