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About the LMS Transition to Canvas

During a recent accessibility review at the University of Houston, Bb Learn, as a Learning Management System (LMS), did not meet the state and federal requirements. According to a consultant engaged by UH, the following LMS packages meet the accessibility requirements: Canvas, Desire-to-learn (D2L), and Blackboard Ultra (note that Bb Ultra is entirely different from Bb Learn).

After a brief and intense but thorough review of the options for a new Learning Management System, we are pleased to announce that we intend to move to Instructure Canvas with a soft launch in Fall 2023 and a full launch for Spring 2024 of all courses. Our LMS transition project team made up of faculty and staff is working on the timeline and key actions that are needed over the next 18 months to ensure a smooth transition.

Project Timeline

Project Initiation: Fall 2022, Pilot and Training: Spring/Summer 2023, Soft Launch: Fall 2023, Full Launch: Spring 2024

Transition Team

NameRole
Michelle Moosally
AVP, Programming and Curriculum
Application Lead
Hossein ShahrokhiAssociate Vice President and CIO
Technical Lead
Georges DetiveauxAssociate Director, CTLE
David RydenFaculty
Zahir LatheefFaculty
TBDFaculty by Academic Technology Committee
TBDFaculty by Academic Technology Committee
Krista GehringFaculty Senate
Tim RedlAssistant Chair, CST
Kevin JonesDepartment Chair, MDCOB
Paul KintzeleAssociate Dean, CHSS
Jon SchwartzDean, CPS
Hope PamplinSSSL Disability Services
Mia Hopson
Student Representative
John LaneDirector, Technology Learning Services
LoShon HarveyManager, LMS/BB Support and Technology Training
William RobinsonSupport and Technology Specialist
Franklin PhanSystem Integration Administrator
Tai HilaireProject Manager

Project Communications




Last updated 9/14/2022 9:44 AM