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Canvas/LMS Migration Update

Pacific is committed to support its faculty and students with technologies that make their teaching and learning easier and more successful. When Pacific's Learning Management System (LMS), Sakai, no longer met the needs of faculty and students, a task force was established to find a better solution. 

The adoption of Canvas is the result of the multi-disciplinary Task Force's extensive search, testing and unanimous selection. Canvas is a reliable, cloud-based LMS that provides faculty and students with the flexibility of customization and mobility. Canvas went live in July and staff at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) have been hard at work over the summer migrating courses. Fall courses for the new San Francisco and Sacramento graduate programs, Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Center for Professional and Continuing Education are already in Canvas.   

The University-wide migration is scheduled over the 2015-16 Academic Year by school and department, accompanied by general department trainings. Throughout the migration, faculty can rest assured that they can continue to use Sakai while they migrate or build their courses to Canvas, as Sakai will remain available through June 30, 2016.

The CTL will continue to provide Canvas Camps throughout the Fall semester to provide assistance to faculty members. The Camps are open for drop-in every Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., in Classroom 2 in the Library.
If you're ready to get started now, the CTL has built out a comprehensive Canvas website where you can access:
Have questions? The staff at the CTL are ready to help! You can reach them at or by calling 209.946.7685.