A message from The Faculty Center

Dated: March 2019
Subject: Canvas Migration Update


All SSU courses will be exclusively on Canvas starting Summer 2019. Summer courses will be available to faculty beginning May 4, 2019 in Canvas. Moodle will remain available to conclude teaching Spring 2019 courses. At the conclusion of Spring 2019, we look forward to assisting you with your transition to the new LMS. As Summer will be the first term where all courses will be on Canvas, we recommend teachers reach out to their Summer students in advance of instruction, but after May 20, 2019. Please be advised, communications via Canvas will not go out until May 20, 2019, provided a course page has been published by the faculty member.

After May 23, 2019, Canvas will become the only LMS supported by SSU for teaching. The next milestone is Monday, July 1, 2019, when all Fall courses are available to faculty for building.

Faculty can start moving to Canvas today by taking these steps:

Thank you for your support during this transition,
Your Faculty Center Staff


Transition Timeline Summary

  • 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 C (Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018)
    • Presently identified as “Moodle Archive”, course data available via Web Portal until May 23, 2019
    • After May 23, 2019, data is available by request only via the Faculty Center 
  • Moodle A (Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019)
    • Archive data available via Web Portal until September 29, 2019, identified as “Moodle Archive” after May 23, 2019
    • After September 29, 2019, faculty can access Archive data in person at the Faculty Center until May 2020
    • Beginning June 2020, Archive data by request only via the Faculty Center
  • As best practice, faculty are encouraged to store personal copies of their Moodle Archives on personal or cloud storage by September 28, 2019