[Fcs-staff] FW: WebCT Shutdown June 1

BOBBI DAVIS bobbi.davis at fcs.utah.edu
Fri Mar 30 14:30:56 MDT 2012

From: russell isabella
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 11:38 AM
Subject: FW: WebCT Shutdown June 1

Hi Bobbi.  Below is some very important information about the move from WebCT to Canvas and the shutdown of WebCT.  Would you please see that all of our adjuncts, graduate students, and any others you have access to who should get this, get this?  Thank you,


Russ Isabella, Chair
Department of Family & Consumer Studies
225 South 1400 East, Rm. 228 AEB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0080
From: M David Rudd
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 11:29 AM
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Subject: FW: WebCT Shutdown June 1

Please distribute as requested below. Regards, David

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From: Chuck Wight [mailto:chuck.wight at utah.edu]
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:06 PM
To: dept-chairs at lists.utah.edu; deans at lists.utah.edu
Cc: Cory Stokes; Eric Denna
Subject: [deans] WebCT Shutdown June 1

Dear Deans & Department Chairs,

Please forward the following information about the WebCT to Canvas migration to your faculty, adjuncts and graduate instructors.

As of April 1, 2012 the ability to activate course environments in WebCT/Blackboard Vista will be turned off. You can no longer create test courses or activate courses for future semesters. Spring 2012 courses currently running will not be affected.

On June 1, 2012 access to WebCT/Blackboard Vista will be shut off. All course files and data that you want should be downloaded or migrated the new Canvas course system. Instructions for downloading your WebCT gradebooks and files can be viewed here:


After June 1, 2012 a $20 data recovery fee will be charged to get any files or information from the WebCT backup archive at the Utah Education Network.

TACC-IMS consultants will be coming to all colleges and departments throughout April and May for drop-in labs to help faculty and instructors with final  course migrations from WebCT/Blackboard Vista. A schedule will be emailed to the department secretaries.


1) Create a Canvas test course via CIS.utah.edu<http://CIS.utah.edu/>. This is where you will to migrate WebCT/Blackboard Vista course content.

2) Copy the content of your WebCT/Blackboard Vista course to to Canvas:

Additional Canvas tutorials are available at:

If you have any questions about the process please contact TACC-IMS at 801-585-5959 or email at classhelp at utah.edu<mailto:classhelp at utah.edu>.

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