University of Oregon

Canvas learning management system now live

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On the first day of spring term, a new tool is making its debut. Canvas is live and available for Spring 2015 courses. http://canvas.uoregon.edu/
 
In December, the University of Oregon announced that Canvas by Instructure has been selected as our new Learning Management System (LMS), replacing Blackboard. Faculty, GTF and student pilot testers rated Canvas very highly for its easy-to-learn user interface, grade book feature, e-mail communications/notifications, overall navigation, and speed grading functionality. Canvas also provides a free mobile interface.
 
This spring, approximately 300 courses at the UO are being taught in Canvas. By fall 2015, all courses must be migrated to Canvas. We encourage you to log in now and begin learning to use Canvas.
 
Students needing support or training can choose from many options listed at blogs.uoregon.edu/canvas/support/. Faculty and GTFs needing support or training can choose from many options listed at blogs.uoregon.edu/canvas/training/.
 
Thank you to the many faculty and GTF early adopters who have invested so many hours to prepare these spring term classes in Canvas.
 
Canvas was announced on March 30, 2015 by Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair. For more information about the LMS migration, visit the UO Libraries Blackboard to Canvas blog.