Canvas Adoption Timeline

Moodle-to-Canvas Transition

In December 2022, the Ed Tech team began an exploration of Learning Management Systems to potentially replace Moodle, which NMC has had as its LMS for more than 15 years. While Moodle has served the NMC community well, after two years of sitting through vendor demonstrations, getting student and faculty feedback, submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP), and a lengthy instructor testing and discussion period, the college is pleased to announce that Canvas by Instructure has been approved by the Board of Trustees to be our next learning management system. This page will serve as one of the many communication methods to update the NMC community about the timeline for our implementation for Canvas. 

 

“Big Picture” Canvas Adoption Timeline

  • Summer 2024: Canvas accounts created for all NMC instructors
  • Fall 2024: Canvas pilot program (400 FTE’s) and Canvas trainings available to all instructors
  • Spring 2025: Option for all instructors to teach from Canvas or Moodle
  • Summer 2025: Continued option for all instructors to teach from Canvas or Moodle
  • Fall 2025: All instructors required to use Canvas; Moodle server is disabled

Canvas Meetings & Trainings (Updated Regularly)

  • May 8, 2024: Canvas Kick-Off Call w/ Ed Tech staff
  • May 9, 2024: Math department course conversion meeting
  • May 10, 2024: Fall pilot program finalized
  • May 15, 2024: Implementation “scoping” call with Canvas’s Mike Coates
  • May 21, 2024: Initial Canvas summer school meeting to discuss pilot program, integrations, and template course
  • May 23, 2024: Met w/ Canvas to discuss project management, administrative settings, and template course

Ongoing Meetings:

  • Tuesdays @ 1 pm from May 21 to August 15: Ed Tech Canvas summer school
  • Thursdays @ 1:30 pm from May 23 to TBD: Canvas support meetings w/ Mike Coates

Draft RFP Timeline

  • Review of Proposals; Vendor Presentations with Feedback Survey – January 22, 2024 – February 14, 2024
  • LMS Pilot Sandbox Evaluations – February 14, 2024 – March 14, 2024
  • Evaluation of Feedback Surveys and Sandbox Evaluations – March 14, 2024 – April 5, 2024
  • Finalize Recommendation – April 10, 2024
  • Send Recommendation to Board of Trustees – April 15, 2024
  • Board of Trustees Meeting – April 22, 2024
  • New LMS Vendor (Canvas) Finalized – April 22, 2024

Vendor Demonstrations – Completed