Getting Started

What is Canvas LMS?

The Canvas Implementation Project aims to ensure Trinity successfully transitions from TLearn (Moodle), our current Learning Management System (LMS), to Instructure’s Canvas.

This transition is an opportunity to give the Trinity community access to a cutting-edge 21st-century LMS.

Project Outcomes

  • Expanded learning activities, improved assessment strategies, and encourage collaborations.
  • Allow faculty and students to engage readily and intuitively inside and outside the classroom
  • Increased technological accessibility among faculty and staff
  • Foster pedagogical innovations on campus

Important Canvas Dates!


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



Frequently asked questions

Timeline and Migration

Training is scheduled to begin in April 2023; if you want to use Canvas in the Fall semester of 2023, you must move over by August 11th. All remaining faculty must be moved over by January 11, 2024.

Moodle (TLearn) will be available to faculty until January 11, 2024. After January 11, faculty will permanently lose access to all courses, files, student submissions, and materials in Tlearn.

Faculty can start accessing Canvas on April 7, 2023, and early adopters can begin teaching in the Summer of 2023.

Yes, you will be able to access both of the LMS. Please note that TLearn will only be available until January 11, 2024.

The ITS - Academic Technology Team will support faculty in migrating from TLearn to Canvas.

Please request extended network access from HR, and include the extension dates. HR will validate the request with the Department Chair and notify ITS of the extension.

All TLearn content needs to be transitioned manually into Canvas. The ITS Academic Technology Team can assist with that transition, and we strongly encourage faculty to sign up for training during April.

The grade book, external links, announcements, and third-party tools like gradescope do not transfer. Those materials will have to be reconfigured in Canvas.

We recommend downloading Tlearn courses to your Trinity computer and uploading them to your Google Drive as a backup. In most cases, TLearn courses are not large and should fit without difficulty on a computer’s hard drive.


System Features

All tools except Safe Exam will transfer to Canvas.  Respondus LockDown Browser will replace Safe Exam in Summer 2023.

To check if your tool or feature has migrated over, email and provide the following:

  •  Name of the tool/feature
  •  Description of what it does
  •  List of courses that used this tool

Yes, faculty have access to view courses as a student.

ITS is planning a Canvas-Qualtrics integration for this summer, which will be available in the fall. Any surveys created in Qualtrics can be distributed through Canvas once the integration is complete.

No, Canvas pulls updates from Colleague every 3 hours; when these updates occur, students are automatically added or dropped.

Knowledge Base: Quick Reference "How-To" Guides


Canvas Resources by Language


Training Webinars on Demand

All training webinars that have been recorded are available for view. For additional videos, see the Quick References Guides.

Import a course into Canvas

This video demonstrates how to download a course created in TLearn so it can be imported into Canvas.

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Get Support


Workday Support Request Form

To request additional help with Workday, please use the Workday Support Request Form.

Submit a request

Questions and Contacts

For requests for additional information, questions, comments, concerns, or other feedback concerning the DX program, please email

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Canvas Support Requests

The ITS Academic Technology team is committed to assisting faculty and students with the transition. We understand that no two courses or instructors are the same and will be available over the coming weeks to answer questions and provide personal support. Contact the Canvas team at