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Canvas Timeline



  • VPIT recommends Canvas to TSUS Board of Regents
  • TSUS Board of Regents approval


  • DOIT staff works with Canvas on the implementation of TXST Canvas
  • ITAC staff preparation support and system training
  • Public training available for faculty



  • New faculty who start their teaching in spring 2020 will need to use Canvas
  • Current faculty who have taught prior to spring 2020 may voluntarily move their courses to Canvas
  • ITAC migration support and training

Summer – Fall  

  • Requisite faculty migration of courses
  • ITAC faculty open training lab   


  • Final semester for courses to be taught in TRACS (Sakai)
  • At the end of the fall semester, faculty may only create their upcoming spring 2021 course sites in Canvas.


Spring – Fall

  • All courses will be taught in Canvas
  • TRACS (Sakai) archival access to course materials
  • Project site transition to the new environment


January 1, 2023

  • TRACS (Sakai) decommissioned


Evaluation period milestones

View the timeline from the evaluation period leading up to the selection of Canvas on the LMS project archive page.

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