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Dear Illinois colleagues, 

We are excited to update you on more resources to help migrate your courses to Canvas. Please visit the Canvas Transition Website for the latest information.

24/7 Canvas support

If you have any questions about Canvas or need assistance while building your course, all faculty, students, and staff have access to the 24-hour Canvas support hotline (1-833-228-9829) and live chat with Canvas support through our contract.

Updated Canvas URL

You can now access your Canvas dashboard using canvas.illinois.edu. Please update any bookmarks or links with the old "instructure" URL, as they will no longer work after the start of the Fall 2021 semester.

Upcoming training

Visit the training calendar for the latest dates and to sign up for upcoming sessions. In June, we will begin sharing recordings of previous sessions for anyone unable to attend a workshop.

Requesting a Canvas space

In addition to Canvas development spaces, we wanted to clarify that you can begin requesting registrar-affiliated, non-registrar affiliated, and training spaces for Fall 2021 now. Follow the same instructions on the Canvas Transition website and choose the type of space you need in step 2.

Please note that we are not accepting any new requests for Summer 2021 courses in Canvas.

Canvas community course

Join the Canvas Community course to connect with campus consultants, submit questions to Canvas experts, and more. This opt-in course space is an additional resource to support faculty in the transition to Canvas and facilitate discussion with colleagues across campus.

Automatic migration update

We are continuing to work out details with a vendor for automatic migration from Compass to Canvas and do not have any new information in this update. However, our current plan is still to start with automatic migration of Fall 2019 and 2020 Compass courses.

As soon as we can confirm the timeline, we will share them in a separate message with resources to help you determine the level of cleanup needed for a course after migration.

We are working to provide information in a future update on:

  • Additional training opportunities
  • Automatic migration timeline
  • Highlighting more useful features in Canvas
  • Templates
  • Workshop recordings

If you have any questions, please contact us. We want to help make your transition as smooth as possible! 

Sincerely, 
Canvas Steering Committee