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How to prepare for retirement of D2L and Moodle software

The following message was sent Nov. 30, 2017 from Steven Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Linda Jorn, Associate Vice Provost for Learning Technologies and Director, DoIT Academic Technology:

Dear UW–Madison Faculty and Instructional Staff,

This message is specifically intended for faculty and instructors of credit and noncredit courses. If you do not teach credit or noncredit courses, you can disregard these instructions. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Soon we will be retiring D2L and Moodle. We hope by now that you have converted whatever content and information you need from those systems, and have either uploaded it into Canvas or have downloaded it into your own storage. On June 1, 2018, your access to D2L and Moodle will end so it is imperative that you download the information you need before then.

Please be sure to take the following steps to ensure you retain what you need:

  1. Migrate your courses to Canvas – Make sure all of the courses you wish to have access to are migrated to Canvas. If you have questions, please contact your unit’s designated Canvas support person.
  2. Download and save course data – Only course content such as lecture slides, readings, etc., that are added by the instructor, are moved to Canvas. If you will need access to student-generated content, grades, submitted assignments or other types of information to fulfill incompletes or for other purposes, you will need to download and store that information. For details on how to do so, and how to identify and handle restricted or sensitive data, please review “How to Download Data from D2L and Moodle Courses.”

For those offering noncredit courses – Course completion and learning activity data for noncredit courses will also no longer be accessible after June 1, 2018. Noncredit course owners are responsible for downloading this data prior to June. Please see “How to Download Data from D2L and Moodle Courses” for instructions on how to download and safely store course data. If you have a noncredit course with specific reporting needs, please contact Tom Kourakis at tkourakis@wisc.edu.

More information about UW-Madison’s transition to Canvas can be found at canvasinfo.wisc.edu.

Sincerely,

Steven Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Linda Jorn, Associate Vice Provost for Learning Technologies and Director, DoIT Academic Technology

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