While most content and assignments transfer directly into Canvas from D2L, there are idiosyncratic D2L features which are unnecessary because of Canvas’ structure, or need copied manually, or (in a few cases) presently have no equivalent in Canvas. Professors are responsible for ensuring the integrity of their courses, whether migrated or not.
Please use the list below as a guideline for checking your migrated course in Canvas before the course begins, or before June 2018.
The items listed below can not be moved into Canvas as part of a whole-course migration, but mostly can be accomplished automatically or manually using Canvas tools with similar functionality.
|D2L Feature:||Canvas Alternatives:|
|Attendance/Seating Chart||Use the Attendance/Roll Call tool in Canvas.|
|Checklists||Canvas has a “To Do list” that is automatically populated from assignments in your course. You may also want to use Module Requirements|
|Content/Page/Topic Descriptions||Create Text Headers or create a Module Page with Introductory content.|
|External Tools||LTI tools available in D2L are also available in Canvas.|
|Glossary||Use Pages tool to create your own glossary.|
|Groups/Sections||Student-related data do not transfer; custom release conditions may be affected. Use course tool to create groups.|
|Homepages||You can create a custom home page in Canvas using the Pages tool.|
|SCORM Objects (such as SoftChalk, Captivate, Articulate)||SCORM Objects will need to reloaded from their original source files|
|Quicklinks||Contact the Ed Tech Center if you have collections of links you would like moved from D2L to Canvas.|
|Release Conditions||Dates/Prerequisites do not transfer. Module Requirements and Prerequisites are available in Canvas.|
|Rubrics||The Rubrics tool in Canvas displays within SpeedGrader for ease of use.|
|Widgets||The Pages tool in Canvas can be used to create or embed custom content.|
|** Content Import Errors||In Canvas, go to Settings – Import Content and click on the “Issues” link to see a list of items that did not import from D2L correctly. You can also use the Validate Links button to check for broken links.|
|Intelligent Agents||No equivalent tool.|
|Replacement Strings||No equivalent tool.|
|FAQ||No equivalent tool.|
Other Known Issues
- Check “Modules” in Canvas against “Content” in D2L. Check each module to make sure all pages and files are present. Be sure to click on each page to make sure there are no empty pages.