By May 2019, we will be teaching and learning in a new learning management system (LMS) called Canvas by Instructure, Inc. The contract for our current LMS, Moodle, ends June 30, 2019, so we have the 2018-19 academic year to ensure a smooth and thorough transition.
The Faculty Resource Center has a plan in place for course migrations, training (online and in person), and regular communication with all stakeholders and have already begun implementation with the Canvas Customer Success Team.
While change can be challenging and we have experienced a lot lately, we are confident SNU faculty and students will see the benefits of switching to Canvas. A team of 17 faculty, staff, and leadership from both Traditional and PGS reviewed the top LMS products and voted unanimously to adopt Canvas due many factors, the most important of which are its intuitiveness, efficiency, modern design, and client support. We are setting the stage for deep adoption across the campus!