Canvas Implementation

Important: Now that Canvas has moved from implementation to production, this site is no longer being maintained. For current information, go to the UNM Canvas Info Site.


UNM has selected Canvas by Instructure as our next LMS. Please keep an eye on this site for more information and updates as the transition planning and implementation work progresses.  

Implementation Timeline: Spring 2021 — Fall 2022 

  • Spring 2021 — Summer 2021: Vendor engagement, campus communication, system configuration, implementation planning and projects - SIS (Banner) Integration, 3rd party tool/vendor integrations, assessment of course content migration options, custom development, process redevelopment, student and faculty support planning and implementation (documentation, training, support). 
  • Fall 2021: Continue system configuration and implementation projects. Initial faculty sandbox and training access (planned for mid-Fall). Course content migration and development. Third-party tool integrations (Zoom, Kaltura, textbook publishers, etc.) and SIS integration work. 
  • Spring 2022: Temp shells available for migration of Summer and Fall 2022 course content into Canvas. 
  • Summer 2022: All Summer 2022 courses in Canvas. Final course migration in preparation for Fall 2022.
  • Fall 2022: All courses in Canvas. 

For up-to-date information on the timeline, access, training, course migration, etc., please see the Canvas Info site. For questions, please email or join us for a Canvas Chat in Zoom. Visit the Center for Teaching & Learning's Teaching & Learning Workshops page for the Canvas Chat schedule and for information on upcoming Canvas training sessions.