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Moving from Blackboard to Canvas Guide

Are my old courses in Blackboard being transferred into Canvas?

Yes, the UIS Educational Technologies team has already transferred your Blackboard course content from Summer 2014 through Spring 2016 into Canvas. By early November 2019, your Blackboard course content from the Summer 2016 through Fall 2019 semesters will also will be transferred into Canvas with a “BB-” prefix (e.g.  BB-ENGL-100-01.Fall2017) in order to avoid overwriting course content that has already been imported or created in Canvas. 

These transferred courses will not be exact duplicates of the original Blackboard courses. Blackboard course content like files, items, and announcements will migrate to Canvas; but gradebook items, student-submitted work, and peer interactions will not migrate.  More information about what does and does not migrate can be found below under the heading "What course content in Blackboard can I import into Canvas?". 

What are my options when moving Blackboard course content to Canvas?
What are the equivalent features and functionality between Blackboard and Canvas?
What course content in Blackboard can I import into Canvas?
  • Announcements in Blackboard will be moved to the Announcements section in Canvas.
  • Assignments in Blackboard will be moved to the Assignments section in Canvas.
  • Discussion Forums in Blackboard will be moved to the Discussions section in Canvas.
  • Files and Folders in Blackboard will be moved to the Files section in Canvas.
  • Tests and Test Pools in Blackboard will be moved to the Quizzes section in Canvas
What course content in Blackboard does not import well (or at all) into Canvas? 
How do I get help?
For help archiving and migrating your Blackboard content: