UW System is adopting Instructure’s Canvas platform as the hub of our Digital Learning Environment (DLE). After an exhaustive selection process, Canvas was determined to be a good fit for UW System. Canvas provides a student friendly, accessible learning experience and instructors benefit from ease of use and innovative tools for grading and providing student feedback.

Course content migration from D2L to Canvas will start in Spring 2018. There will be training for faculty and staff at each institution to support the migration. Starting in Spring 2018 and continuing for 18 months, course content will be moved to Canvas. All courses will be delivered using Canvas for the Fall 2019 term.

Check this site frequently for updates. Please refer to your institution’s DLE Implementation project site or contact your project manager for information about the specific timeline for your institution’s adoption of Canvas.


  • Partnership with Instructure on SIS Integration

    March 30, 2018

    In partnership with Instructure, UW System has tested and will deploy integration between PeopleSoft Campus Solutions student information system (SIS) and the Canvas platform.  The integration uses the Learning Information Services (LIS) standard provided by IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS).  The LIS standard specifies how systems manage the exchange of data that describes “people, groups, memberships, courses […]

  • Canvas Is Ready for Your Courses!

    March 12, 2018

      The UW System Canvas environment is open and available to begin developing and/or migrating courses. Please see your institution’s project website for more information on how you can participate in the move from D2L to Canvas.

  • Canvas Course Template Supports Student Success

    March 8, 2018

    The course template workstream has finalized the design of the Canvas course template.  The template provides a consistent layout and navigation experience for students, thereby allowing students and instructors to more easily work within Canvas courses at any UW System institution. Input and feedback was gathered from students, instructors and staff across the UW System […]

  • Contract signed

    October 13, 2017

    At their October meeting, the UW System Board of Regents approved the UW System contract with Instructure for the Canvas product.  On October 13, 2017, UW System signed the contract and we are officially launching the Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Implementation project.  Engaging with many student, instructor, and administrator stakeholders from across UW System was […]