Canvas Transition Project


The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will replace Ember with Canvas by Instructure, as our new Learning Management System in May 2017. Canvas is the big sister of Ember and they both share very similar features.



Transition Timeline

April 30, 2017: Last day to work on Summer 2017 courses in Ember.

May 01, 2017: Canvas Migration Day.

May 02, 2017: Faculty can begin working on Summer 2017 courses in Canvas.

May 15, 2017Canvas officially replaces Ember. Summer 2017 classes go live in Canvas.

August 15, 2017Ember retires / goes dark officially.



OIT will provide Canvas Training for instructors on the following dates:

Friday, April 7th 10 am – 12 pm – O’mailia Hall, Classroom 8

Friday, April 21st 10 am – 12 pm – O’mailia Hall, Classroom 8

To RSVP, contact or call 305-628-6610.



The entire Canvas Learning Guide is available here.



Instructors are advised that DiscussionsAssignments, Announcements, Profile, Assessment question banks and Ember Inbox messages are not transferable from Ember to Canvas courses. Please copy these and save for future courses that need them.

Students are advised to download all their assignment submissions in past and present courses by following the directions here.