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Transition Timeline

Below is our estimate timeline for the transition to Canvas. As the project progresses, items may be adjusted and details will be added.


Summer 2018

Decision made to replace Blackboard as FSCJ's Learning Management System with Canvas. Project planning begins.

Fall 2018

  • Transition Team meets monthly on focused topics to create and refine business practices
  • Technical implementation IN PROGRESS
  • Canvas on-site visit
  • Authentication working for those who have manually created accounts
  • Meetings with Academic Departments for requirements gathering
  • Sub-account structure design in process
  • Basic Training course created and shared with Transition Team Members and Training Department
  • Canvas instance branded for FSCJ and canvas.fscj.edu URL created

Spring 2019

Scheduled for Jan:

  • Training made available to all faculty, admin, and support staff
  • System available for faculty access through myFSCJ
  • Reqeusts made available for those who wish to teach in Canvas during the Summer 2019 term
  • First communications planned to inform students of the transition to Canvas
  • Faculty may begin course migration
  • Open Lab hours, Basic Training Course, and Campus Tech Tours scheduled throughout term on each campus
  • Live broadcasts scheduled for last Friday of each month to provide updates and answer questions about the transition

Summer 2019

  • First opportunity to begin teaching live courses in Canvas
  • Training, assistance, and communications continue

Fall 2019

  • All courses now loaded and taught in Canvas!
  • Support sessions and training continue - with shifted focus to instruction
  • Tier 1 Support available 24/7 provided by Canvas for all faculty, staff, and students

Spring 2020

Final term of Blackboard availability for the purposes of course archive and incomplete resolution

Summer 2020

Blackboard contract ends and is no longer available.