Migration Home

As faculty, you can choose to self-migrate your courses, or you can fill out a form for assistance with this process. Follow below for all of your migration options.

 

Start Fresh

This is the quickest, easiest way to proceed. In this circumstance, you would choose not to migrate any resources from T-Square and would build a fresh new course in Canvas. It is recommended to create a sandbox for testing while you build.

 

Migrate T-Square Resources Only

This is the second quickest, easiest option for faculty. If you use T-Square as a file repository for your course, this is the best option for you. Instructions for migrating your T-Square resources to Canvas can be found at http://canvas.gatech.edu/migrate-t-square-resources-canvas​.

 

Migrate Additional T-Square Tools

If you are using additional tools in T-Square and would like to migrate these to Canvas, you will want to select this option. No one knows your content better than you; therefore, the Canvas team recommends that you try this option on your own prior to requesting assistance. Self service allows you direct control over the migration and will result in a faster turnaround and less post-migration cleanup. Simple instructions for migrating additional tools from T-Square can be found at http://canvas.gatech.edu/migrating-additional-t-square-tools.

 

Request Migration Help

With Spring 2019 rapidly approaching we are prioritizing Spring 2019 course migrations to Canvas and will circle back in February 2019 to assist with migrations for Summer and Fall courses. We will migrate the most recent version of each course requested unless another version is specified. Your request will be placed in a queue in order of receipt. If you would like assistance with migration from T-Square to Canvas, you can request help here. The Digital Learning Team will contact you when your course has been migrated to a sandbox, at which point you will likely need to perform post-migration cleanup of your site.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is also available to assist with post-migration Canvas course design or re-design by filling out this short contact form. The Canvas team is also offering a new service to bulk export all past T-Square Resource Tool materials, which will Zip all sites in which you are an instructor or maintainer.

To request a bulk export of all your T-Square Resource Tool materials email canvas@gatech.edu. If you are teaching a Q section distance learning class, Professional Education will assist in migrating your class.

We will migrate the most recent version of each course unless another version is specified.


Downloading the Mega Zip

If you have requested a zip file of your T-Square Resources, the file will be “delivered” to you via a Box.com link. The zip file you receive will contain a folder for each T-Square class for which you are listed as the instructor. From this zip file, you will need to extract each individual course folder you wish to upload to Canvas, then zip these folders up individually. You can then upload the course-specific zipped folder directly to the Files area of your Canvas sandbox or course by choosing the “Upload” option and selecting “Expand it.”

Instructions for Windows:

  1. Download the zip file from the Box.com link
  2. Double-click the zip file, then double click the T-square folder, then double-click the courses folder so that you can see the full list of your T-square site folders
  3. Locate the folder you would like to upload to Canvas
  4. To copy this folder, right-click and select Copy, then right-click in another location (such as your Desktop) to Paste the folder to that location. Alternatively, you can drag the folder to the desired location to create an unzipped copy of just that folder
  5. Right-click the folder and select “Send to,” then drag down to select “Compressed (zipped) folder” (most versions of Windows)
  6. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course or sandbox where you would like to upload these resources
  7. Click on Files in the Course navigation menu
  8. From the Files menu, Select Upload from the top right, locate the zip file you created in step 5, and click Open
  9. You will be prompted with a dialog titled “Zip file options,” which will ask, “Would you like to expand the contents of “[File Name]” into the current folder, or upload the zip file as is?” Select “Expand it” to recreate the unzipped folder structure within your Canvas Files

Instructions for Mac:

  1. Open the link received in your email account
  2. Double-click to open the file, drill down to select the zipped folder you wish to upload to Canvas. (If folder is not already zipped, double click the file you would like to compress and select “Compress [File Name].”)
  3. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course or sandbox where you would like to upload these resources
  4. Click on Files in the Course navigation menu
  5. From the Files menu, Select Upload from the top right, locate the zip file of your choice, and click Open
  6. You will be prompted with a dialog titled “Zip file options,” which will ask, “Would you like to expand the contents of “[File Name]” into the current folder, or upload the zip file as is?” Select “Expand it” to recreate the unzipped folder structure within your Canvas Files