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Internet Access for all

Kylie Jacobs, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

Internet for school is just as important as electricity was to citizens in the 1940’s, at least, that’s what State Representative Don Vruwink is pushing. In a message sent out to those in Walworth County, including Whitewater, Milton, Janesville, and even more towns, he states that he thinks eve...

Canvas Update

Brayden Lantta, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2019

The University of Wisconsin has now moved all of its courses over to the Canvas system. For those who are unaware, Canvas is a learning management system (LMS). New students may only know Canvas as their primary system. However, Desire2Learn (D2L), was Canvas’ predecessor.   The UW system’s contract with D2L will expire a...

Canvas transition almost complete

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

September 3, 2018

In the 2018 fall semester, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and instructors will see changes to online academic programs used for learning and teaching.   The change comes in the form of a transition of software from Desire2Learn (D2L) to Canvas. “Canvas is the market-leading lear...

Workshop gives glimpse into new learning system

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

February 26, 2018

The University of Wisconsin system is switching from a Learning Management System (LMS) to a Digital Learning Environment (DLE). This is fancy mumbo-jumbo talk for the initiative incorporating more technology into the learning environment like Google Drive and switching from Desire 2 Learn (D2L) ...

Canvas shows potential at UW-W

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2017

Students got their first taste of what’s in store for the switch to Canvas last Tuesday in a seminar designed to garner feedback before the learning management system is implemented next fall. “It was nice to give feedback so we can make improvements and talk about what we need to see on ther...

Goodbye D2L, hello Canvas

The timeline for the Canvas integration into the UW System involves training and implemention will take place in Spring of 2018. Full course will take place from Summer 2018 to Fall 2019.

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

November 1, 2017

Canvas will replace Desire2Learn (D2L) at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, whose contract ends with the UW System in July of 2018. Canvas will also replace Moodle, which is used by other departments in the UW System. As of Oct. 13, Canvas, a product of Instructure, was contracted to be the Di...

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