Important Dates

“I like the organization of Canvas. It seems much more intuitive and user-friendly. So far so good.”

--Deb Shelestak, Ph.D., RN Assistant Professor, Nursing. Stark Campus.


Fall Semester Opt-In

This fall, over 800 instructors plan to use Canvas in over 3,400-course sections! Good news … there’s still time to join our journey to Canvas! Visit the LMS Declaration Page to set up Canvas for fall classes. 

The deadline to opt-in for Canvas this fall is August 25 (11:59pm EST).


Important Milestones

The following schedule provides a timeline view of our upcoming migrations from Blackboard to Canvas, live course in Canvas, communications, and training.

  • Canvas Pilot in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021
  • Large Canvas Launch in Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
  • Blackboard no longer available for classes in Summer 2022

Canvas Release Schedule


Questions? Email canvaslaunch@kent.edu.