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From: The Division of Information Technology

Beginning in June of 2015, Virginia Tech began the move to the Canvas Learning Management System. The transition period is rapidly coming to a close, and Scholar will be decommissioned May 20.

Don’t wait to make the switch. If you haven’t already done so, migrate your content and develop Canvas courses immediately. The vast majorit of VT faculty members, about 77 percent, are using Canvas this semester.

Switching to Canvas isn’t hard. Most users have been able to follow use the Getting Started Guide for Faculty, available at to get started on their own. We also offer 24/7 support from Canvas, as well as consultations, classes, and additional support in Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) in Torgersen Hall.

TLOS can even arrange group consults or workshops with faculty at your location. We are here to help every step of the way.

Canvas has many features that make it a better tool than Scholar — a cleaner interface, excellent tools that enable feedback and collaboration, easy multimedia integration, and great mobile capabilities.

Click here to sign up for a Canvas training session, or to access online/self-paced modules.

Face-to-face workshops and consultations are offered throughout the semester, and a variety of online workshops are available through Networked Learning Initiatives.

For more information or assistance, email Quinn Warnick.

Submit a Campus Notice

Try the updated campus notice form. This form allows for image submissions. It also requires a valid PID to access.

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