OWL-Space, powered by Sakai, has been Rice University’s course and collaboration system for 10+ years. After a 3-semester pilot, the ITC Academic Technologies subcommittee voted unanimously for Canvas to be Rice’s new LMS. For information on Canvas, visit canvas.rice.edu
OWL-Space is not completely going away. OWL-Space will serve as an archival reference for old materials until 2022. OWL-Space project and collaboration sites are currently being migrated on a case-by-case basis. Access to a variety of tools and solutions already exist and each site will be examined individually to find a suitable replacement. Options include leveraging features of Google, Box, Drupal, EduBlogs, and other supported solutions. Learning Environments staff are contacting owners of these sites to train them on how to migrate their materials to the new solution.