The timeline below represents the current plan for evaluation and implementation of a new LMS at Duke. It is subject to change.
- Determined that a replacement for Sakai is needed.
- Assembled the Learning Management System (LMS) Transition Project Team.
- Selected Canvas by Instructure as Duke University’s next LMS platform.
- Recruited representatives from the Duke community to the Functional Stakeholder Group.
- Announced to the campus community that Canvas is replacing Sakai.
- Learning Innovation and other instructional support staff received training from a Canvas representative on using Canvas.
- Identified instructors teaching in Summer 2023 to serve as “First Adopters” of Canvas at Duke and trained them to use Canvas.
- Invited instructors teaching in Fall 2023 to express advance interest (received over 300 responses from Duke and 29 DKU to be “Early Adopters” of Canvas).
- Hosted virtual Town Hall events for the Duke & DKU communities to learn more and ask questions about the transition to Canvas. Watch the recording of the Duke University-focused town hall here.
- Supported the First Adopters as they prepare to use Canvas to teach in Summer 2023.
- Developed a plan to train and support the Early Adopters to use Canvas in Fall 2023.
- Supported the First Adopters using Canvas to teach Summer 2023 courses.
- Prepared the Early Adopters to use Canvas in Fall 2023.
- Developed a plan to train and support all Canvas users throughout Fall 2023 so they are prepared to use Canvas in Spring 2024.
- Finalized the configuration of Duke’s Canvas instance.
- Finalized the development of a custom migration tool used to migrate content from Sakai sites to Canvas.
- Published canvas.duke.edu, the new landing page for the Duke community to access Canvas and Duke-specific support materials.
- Supported the Early Adopters using Canvas to teach this semester.
- Delivered training to instructors and staff who plan to use Canvas starting in Spring 2024.
- Accepted requests for Collaboration Sites and for site content to be migrated from Sakai to Canvas in preparation for Spring 2024 courses.
- Investigated 3rd party integrations, such as Panopto.
- Regularly met with the Functional Stakeholders Group to provide them with project updates and receive feedback on the transition.
Spring 2024 (Current)
- Canvas available for all to use at Duke and DKU (though select schools and programs may opt to wait until Summer/Fall 2024).
- Providing support to the Duke community as Canvas is widely implemented, including migrating content from Sakai to Canvas and creating Collaboration Sites (the alternative to Project Sites in Sakai).
- Investigating third-party tools that integrate with Canvas.
- Delivering training to instructors and staff who plan to use Canvas starting in Summer and Fall 2024.
- All courses will be be taught using Canvas.
- Ability to create sites in Sakai will be disabled.
- Access to Sakai is disabled.