Learning Management System Migration



Phase 3 has concluded and the University announced Canvas to Replace Blackboard as University’s Primary Learning Management System (LMS).
See below for more information



The University launched a comprehensive review process to identify a replacement for our current version of Blackboard. Blackboard Learn is over 10 years old and will no longer be supported by the vendor after 2023. The University hopes to migrate to a new learning management system (LMS) by fall 2022.

Phase 3 Complete

Canvas to Replace Blackboard as University’s Primary Learning Management System.

Beginning in summer 2022, Canvas will replace Blackboard Learn as the core learning and teaching technology used to deliver online and hybrid courses, and to supplement in-person courses at JHU. This decision was heavily influenced by input from KSAS faculty and students in the spring of 2021. The Krieger School’s faculty response rate was the highest of all the divisions (70%). The Center for Educational Resources will develop training and plans for migrating content from Blackboard to Canvas this fall and provide detail and updates throughout the project. More information about the overall migration is available at https://hub.jhu.edu/2021/09/20/canvas-learning-management-system-transition and https://canvas.jhu.edu.

Phase 2 Complete

Thank you to all the faculty, staff and students who contributed feedback on the potential replacement LMS vendors. When a decision has been announced, many more details will be posted here, including:

  • A detailed transition timeline
  • Opportunities to participate in a pilot of the new LMS
  • Training plans
  • Tools to gather feedback from faculty and help transition courses

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Brian Cole (bcole@jhu.edu).

LMS Migration Project Timeline

LMS Timeline with 5 phases and phase #4, Selection, is highlighted