Canvas Transition at Northwestern

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Where We Began…Where We Are Now

University Transition Goals and Milestones

As a university, Northwestern's transition to Canvas will steadily progress during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Historical Timeline

Read the LMS initiative background to find out more about how the decision was made.

Metrics

Summer 2015

Chart showing proportion of courses in Blackboard, Canvas, and both systems

Canvas Support

Transition Timeline by School

The table below provides information about individual school transition plans, school representatives on the Canvas Transition Committee (CTC), and Canvas Distributed University Instructional Technology Support (CANDUITS) representatives. It also includes information about transition plans for academic and community custom created sites.

Information on this table is provided by each University school and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: The school intends to offer as many courses for first years on Canvas as possible, including the calculus, economics, and chemistry sequences, all German, French, and Italian courses (and a variety of other language courses), and many of the freshman seminars.

School of Communication

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: 90-100% of all courses offered in the school will be on Canvas.
Winter 2015: 75% of all courses offered in the school will be on Canvas.
Spring 2015: 100% of all courses offered in the school will be on Canvas.

School of Professional Studies

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Visit the School of Professional Studies website for more information.

School of Education and Social Policy

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: the MSLOC, MSE, and MSHE program courses will begin moving to Canvas.
Winter 2015: Transition for the LS, HDSP, and UG programs starts on an opt-in basis.

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Please contact Chris Riesbeck if you are interested in learning more about the school's transition to Canvas.
The Graduate School

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Instructors and courses organized under The Graduate School in CAESAR will move according to the transition plan of their affiliated school. Courses for programs not affiliated with another school should contact NUIT for further assistance by emailing consultant@northwestern.edu.

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Journalism program:
Fall 2014:
90-100% of all courses offered in the school will be on Canvas
IMC program:
Fall 2014: All incoming students will have their courses on Canvas; all online courses will be on Canvas.

Winter 2014: All other graduate courses will move to Canvas; 100% of undergraduate courses will be on Canvas.
School of Law

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Summer 2014: 100% of all courses offered in the school will be on Canvas
Fall 2014: 90-100% of all courses offered in the school will be on Canvas
Spring 2015: 100% of all courses offered in the school will be on Canvas.

Kellogg School of Management

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: All faculty are urged to offer their courses on Canvas.
Feinberg School of Medicine

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: Medical programs offered under the graduate school will begin moving to Canvas.
Detailed Information.

Bienen School of Music

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: Area sites music (departments, programs, ensembles, and studios) move to Canvas.

Winter 2015: All academic courses start transition to Canvas. They must be converted for the quarter they are being taught starting with Winter 2015 courses. (Fall 2015 courses must be converted by the end of Spring 2015).
Northwestern University in Qatar

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: All new faculty will offer their courses on Canvas; 50% of courses will be on Canvas.
Custom Created Sites

Transition Plan

CTC Member

CANDUITS

Fall 2014: Courses with enrollments not currently managed directly in SES will only be available in Blackboard.
Winter 2015: School-affiliated academic courses will begin moving to Canvas.
Spring 2015: Approved community and other custom courses will move to Canvas. 

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