Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Transition to Canvas

  • Summer 2022: Initial Pilot
  • Fall 2022: Faculty can opt-in to use Canvas instead of iLearn
  • Spring 2023: Canvas is the default LMS and faculty can opt-out and continue to use iLearn
  • Fall 2023: Canvas is officially adopted and iLearn is no longer available for new classes
A timeline starting in Spring 2022 when the project started and ending in Fall 2023 when iLearn is no longer available

When iLearn collaborative sites were set up over a decade ago, the landscape for online collaboration tools was much different and less well defined. iLearn fit a niche that other tools could not provide. Canvas, as a tool, is not designed with the same flexibility to host non-instructional content as Moodle, the engine that runs iLearn, is. As a result, collaborative sites will undergo a separate project, kicking off in Spring 2023, to evaluate what use cases can be supported within Canvas, and what use cases will be better served by some of the other collaboration tools that the campus has available, such as Box and Teams. We will have more information on this in the Spring 2023 semester, and owners of collaborative sites will be notified when it's ready to migrate.

A new version of iLearn is created every academic year. Each of these instances of iLearn stay active for two academic years and then are retired. iLearn will maintain this lifecycle during the transition to Canvas.

iLearn Lifecycle
Academic Year Retirement Date
Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 October 2022
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 October 2023
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 October 2024
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 October 2025

Collaborative sites are on their own schedule with a retirement date yet to be determined.