A message from The Faculty Center

To: All Faculty & Staff
Date sent: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Subject: Get help with your transition to Canvas. After May 23, 2019, Canvas will be the only LMS.


Dear Colleagues,

We continue to make progress in our transition to Canvas. Currently, 52% of all courses are now on Canvas. We look forward to supporting you and the entire SSU community in the coming semester.

While faculty and staff are encouraged to become familiar with Canvas as soon as possible, SSU’s self-hosted Moodle will remain active and support for teaching through Spring 2019. After May 23, 2019, Moodle will no longer be supported and Canvas will become the only LMS. Additionally, all Moodle Archive data will be moved offline at that time.

Take the first steps to switch to Canvas:

Please note: Faculty have the option to teach in either the Moodle or Canvas platforms during the Spring semester. For each section, please notify your students as to which LMS you plan to use during this time. 

Lastly, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend the in-person workshop series taking place the week prior to the start of instruction: January 14 - 16 in Schulz 2007. Please RSVP as space is limited.

Thank you for your participation during this transition!


The Faculty Center Staff

Transition Timeline Summary

  • Fall 2018: Implementation and testing of selected LMS begins. Canvas is available for faculty early adoption.

  • Spring 2019: Faculty are encouraged to adopt Canvas, and build/migrate in new LMS.

    • Instruction on Moodle ends at the conclusion of Spring 2019 (Moodle courses archived).

  • Summer 2019: All courses created on Canvas.

    • SSU-Hosted Moodle courses archived and available upon request.

  • Fall 2019: All courses created on Canvas.

    • This will be the first regular semester exclusively on Canvas.

Status of Moodle Courses During the Transition Period:

  • Moodle A/Current Courses (Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019) will remain available for instruction through Spring 2019.

  • Moodle C/Archive Courses (Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018) are available to faculty for reference online through Spring 2019.

  • At the conclusion of the Spring 2019 semester (May 2019), all courses will be moved offline.