Instructional Design and eTeaching Services - Boston College

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Implementation of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) began in September 2013 with a small pilot and continued in Spring 2014 with a group of early adopter faculty. Full implementation of Canvas, including bringing all courses into Canvas, was accomplished in Summer 2014.

WHY ARE WE MOVING TO A NEW SYSTEM?

Blackboard Vista will no longer be supported by Blackboard, Inc. as of January 2015. While Canvas and Blackboard Vista share some similar features, Canvas offers more robust tools that interact in many ways to enhance teaching and student engagement. Representatives from the faculty, students and staff chose Canvas to replace Blackboard Vista in 2013.

WHAT IS CANVAS?

Canvas LMS, built by Instructure, was designed with a strong emphasis on usability and is based on modern web technologies. These technologies make connecting with other teaching tools on campus much easier, including library resources, i>clickers, or lecture capture. Instructure is committed to regularly updating Canvas to keep improving the tools and services available for teaching at BC.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CANVAS?

Canvas was developed by Instructure. For more information click here.