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

Learn more about the project

Frequently asked questions


Timeline and Migration

All faculty must be moved over by January 11, 2024. Canvas live training will resume later in the semester. However, we have videos on Importing a course into Canvas and Canvas for beginners

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.

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. 

If you would like to save your courses without access, follow the Canvas training on How to export a Canvas course. 

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 cloud storage 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

Download our LMS Equivalency Chart for a full list. 

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

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

Training Webinars on Demand

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

Canvas For Beginners
  • Learn how to export T-LEARN content
  • Access Canvas
  • Import your content to Canvas
  • Build a course

   Watch Video

Canvas Advanced Review
  • Learn how to export T-LEARN content
  • Access Canvas 
  • Import your content to Canvas
  • Build a course
  • External Tools
  • Advanced Customization

   Watch Video

Import a course into Canvas

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

   Watch Video

Asynchronous Training Course

This asynchronous training course provides information for our Trinity faculty learning Canvas, shares how-to information for Trinity-specific tools, and provides a centralized place for Canvas transition resources and reference materials.

   Go to Courses


Get Support


WorkdayHelp Ticket System

To request additional help with Workday, please use the WorkdayHelp Ticket System.

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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