Canvas is the new Learning Management System (LMS) that replaced Oncourse at the end of the 2016 Summer semester. All courses and rosters are available in BOTH Oncourse and Canvas.
Canvas is a learning management system developed by Instructure, Inc. Canvas is designed to simplify teaching and learning in K-12 and higher education settings. Since launching in 2011, Canvas is used by more than 700 colleges, universities, and school districts around the US. Canvas features a diverse tool set, including mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
Faculty can start teaching in Canvas; here is some important information to help you get started.
Your courses and rosters are available in both Canvas and Oncourse well before the start of the semester (usually at least 6 weeks).
Students will not be able to access course sites in Canvas until they are published.
Where Can I Find Help?
Weekly Newsletter >>
Canvas Guides (comprehensive documentation for all roles) >>
Video Guide >>
Release Notes (subscribe to this forum to stay abreast of new and upcoming features) >>
Self-Paced Course: Instructor Overview (5 modules/30-45 minutes each with 19 short lessons) >>
Self-Paced Course: Instructor Orientation (16 short videos, 45 minutes total viewing time) >>
Self-Paced Course: Student Orientation (12 short videos, 35 minutes total viewing time) >>
Canvas Course Collection: Audience Higher Ed (a collection of sample course sites) >>
Where is it in Canvas?- Maps the Oncourse tools and features to comparable tools and features in Canvas. It is still being worked on and will be updated as new parts become finished.