UMW Conversion to Canvas Learning Management System

In November 2021, the Montana Board of Regents determined that the state of Montana will utilize a single Learning Management System (LMS) across all Montana public institutions of Higher Education. In September 2023, Canvas was selected as the single LMS for the Montana University System. This page is intended to help track the progress of the preparation and progress of UMW’s transition to Canvas. 

State Progress Page:

The MUS has put together a web page to help track the details of this project.

UMW Campus Implementation Team

Jaime Ochoa, Registrar [email protected] 
Mel Ewing, CIO [email protected]  
Sophia Romanic, LMS Administrator [email protected]  
Leslie Johnson, Instructional Designer [email protected]  
Luke Schuler, ITS Software Engineer [email protected]  
Shane Borrowman, Professor of English/Faculty Association President [email protected]
Bonnie Graham, ECE Faculty [email protected]  
Ian Furguson, ASUMW Student Senator [email protected]  
Mira Azevado, ASUMW Student Senator [email protected]  

Canvas Implementation Timeline

September 2023: Canvas by Instructure selected as single statewide LMS; contract negotiations ongoing.

September 2023: UMW Campus Implementation Team Formed.

November 21, 2024: MUS Kick-Off Meeting with Instructure/Canvas

January 1, 2024: Contract and support for Instructure/Canvas begins.

February 2024: Formal Canvas training will begin for UMW faculty, staff, and students. Course migration expected to begin.

April 29, 2024: All faculty and relevant staff will have access to Canvas.

May 2024: Summer classes will run on Canvas.

August 2024: Fall classes will run on Canvas.