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Learn@Illinois Moodle - Moodle to Canvas Transition

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What's happening and why?

Instructors who use Moodle to teach their LAS registrar-affiliated courses have until Fall 2024 to transition to using Canvas as the gateway to their courses. This decision was made to address student concerns about using multiple LMSs, while allowing instructors to continue using Moodle’s unique features and their current content via our Moodle LTI option (more details below).

What about Moodle?

Instructors can continue to use Moodle activities by publishing them in Canvas via the Moodle LTI tool. This will allow you to leverage the best tools of both LMSs, while making it easier for students to manage their courses within a single LMS. Moodle is NOT being retired, and you will continue to be able to access your past courses there. 

Are there any exceptions?

Exceptions to the Canvas requirement include: courses part of these fully online graduate degree programs, and non-registrar affiliated courses and programs. For questions about this requirement, please reach out to

Available Options

  1. Rebuild: Request a blank Canvas shell and create content manually.
  2. Course copy: Copy all Moodle course content to Canvas (ex. Moodle assignments will turn into Canvas assignments). Not all activities transfer cleanly.
  3. Individual Activity LTI: Copy some Moodle content and publish other content via LTI (Moodle activities embedded in your Canvas site).
  4. Entire Course LTI: Publish your entire Moodle course in Canvas via LTI.

Learn more about these options and our recommendations.

Entire Course LTI will be automatically available for FA24 courses

To help facilitate the migration, courses being offered in FA24 that have previously used Moodle will automatically have the Entire Course LTI enabled, starting in mid-June. The most recent version of courses will be used, unless you request a different version. Once your course is available, you will need to:

  1. Request a Canvas shell here:
  2. Follow these directions to add the Entire Course LTI:

You are not required to use this option, but it will be ready for you should you need it.

Resources for Getting Started

Moodle to Canvas Help Pages

KeywordsMoodle, Canvas, transition, migration, LTI, copy, UIUC   Doc ID134906
OwnerRiana B.GroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2024-01-22 12:38:25Updated2024-05-21 11:11:24
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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