• All courses will be taught with Canvas starting in Fall 2024. The Canvas course sites for Fall will be created automatically by the system. You should be able to see all your Fall course sites under “Unpublished” on your Canvas Dashboard.
  • If you want to request to have content from Sakai sites migrated to Canvas, you must fill in this Migration Request by August 2, 2024. Otherwise, your Sakai contents might not be available to you on Canvas before the Fall semester starts.
  • All your Sakai sites will be accessible until June 2025 but in a “read-only” mode starting in Summer 2024. See the timeline here.

Explore Canvas

  • All DKU full-time faculty, visiting faculty, and teaching staff are given a Sandbox Canvas Site to explore Canvas and practice. Only you can access and view the sandbox site unless you add people to the site. If you do not see your sandbox site, please contact CTL at
  • Instructors now can request to have content from up to five Sakai sites migrated to Canvas at a time. Once you have submitted your request, the content on this page provides guidance for what you will need to do to ensure your Canvas sites containing migrated content are correctly set up.

Fall 24 workshops and consultations (for instructors only)


CTL Workshop for Instructors 1: Canvas Overview and Course Site Design

Description: This session introduces the Canvas basics, Canvas Modules, and several key Canvas tools to best organize the course site to support student success. 

Monday, Aug. 12, 2024 (online only)

Time: 10:00-11:30 am, China time

Zoom: 9875 8718 044

CTL Workshop for Instructors 2: Canvas Assessments

Description: This session covers assessing student learning in Canvas using quizzes, graded discussions, assignment submissions, and the gradebook.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2024 (online only)

Time: 10:00-11:30 am, China time

Zoom: 9811 8055 814

One-on-one meetings

If you have specific questions or want to talk to CTL members in an one-on-one consultation meeting, please make an appointment with us by emailing

Project Sites/Collaboration Sites (not linked to DKU/Duke Hub)

DKU users are able to use Canvas collaboration sites. You have to submit a request to Duke for a blank collaboration site or a Sakai project site migrated to a Canvas collaboration site via this Collaboration Site Request Form. All requests will be evaluated by Duke and all approved collaboration sites will be created by Duke. Find more details and resources on this webpage.