Learning Management System Update

Jump to Menu

Learning Management System Update

Over the past year, UW System has been in the process of conducting a Request for Proposal (RFP) to determine the Learning Management System going forward. We have been notified that the UW System Administration Procurement Office issued a Notice of Intent to Instructure for their Canvas product.

At this time, there are a few important things to keep in mind:

- Our understanding is that courses will continue to run in Desire2Learn (D2L) for the Fall 2017, Winterim 2018, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 semesters. There will be no migrations from D2L to Canvas during this time.
- The current Desire2Learn contract is valid until June 30, 2020.
- Questions about the Canvas product should be directed to the UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center. Please do not contact Canvas directly.
- Any inquiries from the media regarding the LMS contract, negotiation process, or anything related to the RFP should be directed to UW System University Relations (

UW System Administration is currently busy with the initial steps of the project planning and the migration. We don’t have any additional information to share just yet. However, we are in the process of developing a migration portal website where we will publish a timeline and future updates to help keep you informed.

We appreciate your patience as we work through the next steps of the process. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please visit



Jump to Top