Last year (in 2021), NUSIT and CIT conducted a comprehensive review of available learning management systems and recommended the adoption of Instructure Canvas as a replacement for LumiNUS. The LMS landscape has changed considerably and LMS providers have greatly expanded and improved their products. In addition, Canvas integrates well with many third-party tools that you may want to use within your course.
Canvas is increasingly familiar to new faculty members joining NUS; this change of LMS is expected to allow for improvements in teaching, learning, and integration with other NUS systems.
Canvas is a cloud-based Learning Management System created by Instructure. It is widely used at multiple leading institutions around the world including Brown University, University of British Columbia, University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, MIT, Oxford University, Stanford University, Princeton University, and Yale University.
NUSIT and CIT conducted a comprehensive review of available learning management systems and recommended the adoption of Instructure Canvas as a replacement for LumiNUS. The review demonstrated that Canvas would allow faculty members to engage students more readily both inside and outside the classroom. Some tools that Canvas offers include:
We will provide a range of options to help you learn Canvas and take advantage of its tools. This includes:
Our goal is to provide training and support tailored to the diverse technological needs and pedagogical strategies of the NUS teaching and learning community.
The Canvas migration team will work with each faculty member to determine the migration solution that works best for them. Our project team consists of academic developers from CDTL and educational technologists from CIT who have the technical and pedagogical expertise to provide personalised support to all instructors. Our team also consists of trained student assistants who will provide dedicated support in migrating your content from LumiNUS to Canvas.
We can migrate your course using automated copying tools and rebuild the course in Canvas or show faculty members how to reconstruct their course in Canvas—our approach will be guided by each faculty member’s preference.
Only the following contents will be downloaded from LumiNUS: Module Details, Weblinks, Files/Folders (but does not include submission folders) and Quizzes.
Videos, Web lectures and Multimedia will be manually migrated to Panopto by the technical team and can be accessed directly from Canvas in your respective Course sites.
The Canvas migration team is working out a plan for you to migrate such courses that you do not teach in the next two semesters.