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About the Transition

Washington University in St. Louis is moving from Blackboard to Canvas for our Learning Management System (LMS). Beginning June 2019, Blackboard will no longer be available for teaching. During Spring 2019, courses may be in either Blackboard or Canvas.

Faculty and instructors who have not yet migrated their courses to Canvas should start the process by signing up using the form linked below to receive a demo course, access to communications and training materials. If you plan to use content from a course in a different LMS, such as Blackboard, be sure to visit the Course Content Migration page.

Students, check with your professors to find out whether your course is in Canvas.

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Review the timeline to see where we are on the migration from Blackboard to Canvas.


Past Phase

Current Phase

Future Phase

Phase 1

Aug. 2018:
Opt-in. First courses taught in Canvas

Phase 2
Non-SIS Courses & Organizations

Sept. 2018 –
Jan. 2019:

Gather requirements
Dec. 2018 –
Feb. 2019:

Develop alternatives for non-SIS courses
Feb. 2019 – Mar. 2019:
Develop data provisioning for non-SIS courses
Mar. 2019:
Begin migration of organizations
Apr. 2019:
Begin migration of non-SIS courses
May 2019:
Begin taking requests for new Canvas organizations

Phase 3
Spring 2019 Academic Expansion

Jan. 2019 –
May 2019:

Opt-in. Last semester Blackboard available for teaching

Phase 4

June 2019: Blackboard no longer available for teaching
June 2019 –
May 2020:

Content can be accessed and exported from Blackboard

Phase 5
Blackboard Retirement

Oct. 2019 –
Jan. 2020:
Create process to request content from Blackboard archives
Jan. 2020: Archive old Blackboard courses
June 2020: Remove Blackboard access