For the 2023 Spring and Fall semesters, campus will be providing all instructors with automated copies of Sakai content from their 2022 Sakai sites. The Spring content has already been migrated into Canvas for you, to help you with building your official Spring 2023 Canvas sites.

This page provides a series of videos that walks you through the process of using that migrated content. You’ll need to:

  1. Find your imported content in Canvas
  2. Review it and determine what content you want to use
  3. Import that content into your official Canvas site
  4. Clean up any problems you find

How To Find and Review Your Automatically Migrated Content in Canvas

This demo video shows how to find the automatically migrated content from Sakai in Canvas, which tools have content that will copy over, and how to review the content.


How To Import Your Migrated Content into Your Official Canvas Site

This demo video shows how to import any migrated content you want to use from the migrated content archive site in Canvas into your official Canvas site for teaching. Also shows how to import Course Reserves and Panopto videos, which have to be done separately from the Sakai migrated content.


How To Review Migrated Content in Canvas Files (from Sakai Resources)

This demo video shows how to review automatically migrated content from Sakai Resources into Canvas Files. Shows some basic clean-up steps in Files, but also demonstrates how to build a Modules structure in Canvas from the migrated Resources. Modules supports all the functionality from Resources and represents a better option for sharing content in Canvas.

This video applies only to courses using the Resources tool in Sakai to share content with students, NOT the Lessons tool.


How To Review Migrated Content in Canvas Modules (from Sakai Lessons)

This demo video shows how to review and clean up automatically migrated content from Sakai Lessons into Canvas Modules. Also discusses the role of Files and Pages with Modules content and how to hide those tools. Finally, shows how to replace embedded Panopto video from Sakai with new Canvas Panopto embeds.


How To Review Migrated Content in Canvas Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions

This demo video shows how to review your migrated Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions in Canvas, some issues that might need fixing, and how to reproduce Sakai Gradebook categories and weighting as Canvas Assignment Groups.