UIS Next Generation LMS Conversion
Timeline & Process
During late spring, Canvas will become available for use during the 2020 summer and fall. The UIS instance of Blackboard will be available for teaching through Fall 2020, but will not be supported by Blackboard Incorporated after June 30, 2020. If Blackboard features fail to operate properly after that date, UIS ITS cannot seek help from the company to fix the problems.
Support for moving classes will be available beginning in March. We will offer group support sessions, departmental sessions, remote sessions, and individual meetings.
The most reliable option is to teach using Canvas. All courses for Summer and Fall 2020 will be created on Canvas. Any faculty who wish to teach on Blackboard during Summer and Fall 2020 will need to request a course site from COLRS. Teaching with Blackboard during Fall 2020 will also require approval by the dean of the college.
Please check the COLRS calendar for upcoming workshops to help prepare for and migrate your Blackboard courses.
Sign up for individual one-on-one course conversion sessions. Does one of these times not work for your schedule? Contact COLRS for another time.
The first Zoom remote webinar for adjunct instructors is schedule for April 7th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
LMS Migration Resources
- Preparing your Blackboard course for Conversion to the new LMS
- Frequently Asked Questions (LMS Update email to All Faculty)
- Canvas How-to Resources
The following faculty members have experience using the Canvas Learning Management System and have agreed to serve as a resource for colleagues as we navigate the switch from Blackboard to Canvas: