As the NAU team researched alternative migration options, it became clear that only one solution could transfer courses with the ease their team needed: Scaffold Migration by K16 Solutions. Working with K16 Solutions, in addition to a strong project management component in the institution’s IT team that helped organize the migration process, proved to be key to NAU’s successful transition.
“We migrated 2,500 courses and heard no issues from faculty, staff, or students,” said Dan Stoffel, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technology Services at NAU. “That had never happened before.”
The NAU team strategically used summer sessions as a soft launch opportunity to test the new LMS for any updates the team might need to make and were pleasantly surprised that the transition was much easier than anticipated.
A massive bonus to such a smooth transition was that neither students nor faculty had to work in two different LMSs at once.
“With K16, we were able to do a straight cutover and turn off our old LMS as soon as the new one went live,” said Don Carter, Director of Teaching and Learning Technology Services at NAU. “We didn’t want students or faculty working in two LMSs at once, so this made it all easy.”