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K16 Solutions’ Revolutionary LMS Migration Technology Helps Launch SMUMN’s Strategic Initiatives

K16 Solutions and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMUMN) announced a strategic partnership that involves using K16 Solutions’ ground-breaking LMS migration technology, Scaffold, to migrate SMUMN’s online courses onto their new LMS platform, Canvas.

Following months of extensive evaluation and community engagement, these new partnerships bring to life key aspects of the university’s new strategic plan to foster innovation, excel through excellence and relevance, and steward resources.  Through the technology engagements with both Canvas and K16 Solutions, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota continues to innovate and modernize the online teaching and learning experience. “Moving from two learning management systems onto the mobile-friendly and intuitive Canvas interface will provide a superior online experience,” said Andrea Carroll-Glover, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Programs at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. “By leveraging the innovative K16 Scaffold solution, we are further optimizing our resources while saving valuable time typically necessary to migrate courses into a new LMS. Collectively, this work will lay the foundation for extending access across our Lasallian community at Saint Mary’s University and beyond.”

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Using a phased migration approach, Saint Mary’s will leverage the K16 Scaffold solution to move at the speed of business vs. the glacial pace traditionally associated with higher education to migrate existing Blackboard and Engage/Moodle courses in a fraction of the time. Through the K16 partnership, Saint Mary’s expects to cut down on the overall migration timeframe and minimize the clean-up work typically associated with such migrations.  The university is piloting the first migrated courses in Canvas in Spanish for the fall of 2020 with the full implementation to be completed within the year.

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K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration and course design, has now successfully migrated over 100,000 courses and is on pace to do thousands more by the year’s end. The courses their team has successfully migrated thus far represent a diverse range of institutions: small, large, public, private, international, and domestic. To name a few, K16 Solutions has completed LMS course migrations with Northeastern UniversityWake Forest UniversityRutgers UniversityMohawk College, Ottawa College, and the University of South Alabama

Dr. Thomas Waite, CEO, and President of K16 Solutions said about the partnership “We are excited to work with SMUMN on such an important initiative. When two innovative organizations come together to do something strategic and transformative, great things happen.”

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