Modern tools for students and faculty.

The Canvas Implementation Project aims to ensure Trinity successfully transitions from TLearn (Moodle), our current Learning Management System (LMS), to Instructure’s Canvas. Shifting to a more robust and more user-friendly LMS will enable faculty members to develop a more sophisticated use of digital teaching tools.

As part of Trinity’s Digital Transformation program, faculty took the opportunity to review the University’s current Learning Management System, TLearn (Moodle). After a collaborative process spearheaded by ITS and the Faculty Senate’s Enterprise Research and Technology Committee (ERTC), the University decided to transition from TLearn to Canvas to provide the Trinity community access to a cutting-edge, 21st-century LMS.

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Status: 🟢 On track

Current Stage: Faculty training and adoption of Canvas LMS  

Winter 2023 | Discovery

ITS and the Faculty Senate’s Enterprise Research and Technology Committee (ERTC) identified LMS requirements and pain points and decided on Canvas to replace the current LMS (Moodle).

Spring 2023 | Planning and Implementation

This is where the Trinity project team worked alongside Canvas, and faculty representatives (ERTC and change liaisons) to plan for and implement an LMS that meets faculty needs and improves current LMS pain points.

Summer-Winter 2023 | Training

No two courses or instructors are the same so our instructional design team members offers ongoing training and provides personal support. Faculty using Canvas in the Fall semester will also continue to have support.

Winter 2024 | Adoption and Sustainment

As faculty become more familiar with Canvas, there will be ongoing Advanced training and new feature releases. Faculty who are considering or recently started using Canvas will be provided support and ongoing training.

Key Dates to Remember

April 1
Canvas is live!

April 11
Canvas training begins

April 17
Individual transition appointments begin

August 11
Deadline to schedule a first-time transition appointment

January 11
TLearn sunset

What to Expect

System to Be Replaced:

TLearn will be replaced by Canvas LMS

Systems That are Staying:

Though some faculty use Google Classroom, we encourage you to take advantage of Canvas and its robust offerings along with training and support from the Academic Technology team.

Before Go-Live  

  1. Trainings

  2. Tailored Support

  3. Communication

    Ongoing communication about features and Canvas tips

  4. Captured feedback from faculty

After Go-Live

  1. Assessment

    Assessment of adoption and satisfaction (TLearn is used by approximately 30% of faculty. With Canvas, we hope to streamline the experience for faculty and for students with 70% adoption.)

  2. Continuous improvement and sustainment

  • Enterprise system implementations are never perfect on day 1. We expect this to be the case, and will work to ensure you have the support you need as you learn the ins and outs of Workday-Student. Continuous improvement is part of our post-launch sustainment plan, so expect to have avenues to provide feedback and share your experiences.

Improved Processes  

Canvas LMS will deliver improvements that will benefit you, your department, and the entire Trinity community. 

The system will:
  • Easily move course materials (and entire sections) around
  • Seemless import of TLearn classes into Canvas
  • Class customization
  • Have multiple sections of a class from the same page to avoid additional effort with course pages
  • More intuitive for students to use
  • Ongoing support from Canvas (no previous support with TLearn)

Meet the LMS Team

Project Team
  • Duane Coltharp, project sponsor
  • Art De Los Santos, project manager
  • Marina Walton, instructional design
  • Kevin Hearn, instructional design
  • Martha Moreno, communications
  • Michelle Bartonico, organizational change management
Change Liaisons

Your colleagues are here to be a sounding board and avenue through which you can provide feedback throughout the project.  

  • Amy Holmes, associate professor, Accounting
  • David Collier, enterprise senior systems analysis
  • Emma Treadway, assistant professor, Engineering Science and Chair of the ERTC
  • Heather Haynes Smith, associate profession, Education
  • Lauren Turek, associate professor, History
  • Mark Lewis, professor, Computer Science