Announcing our Next LMS: Canvas
I am pleased to announce that the University of Baltimore (UBalt) will adopt Canvas as our new learning management system (LMS), replacing Sakai. The transition to Canvas will be a three-semester process to be completed with full implementation for all courses in fall 2023.
We conducted a comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS) review beginning in January 2021 and ending in May 2022. This process engaged the community through surveys, demos, and hands-on opportunities. We also looked at a variety of use cases through the lens of the user experience. We found that Canvas provides significant improvements over Sakai. Designed for collaboration and use across desktop and mobile devices, Canvas will offer instructors and students exciting new options for digital learning, greater flexibility, innovation, and improved teaching and learning experiences.
The Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, and Technology (CELTT) will coordinate the implementation in close collaboration with the Office of Technology Services (OTS).
Dr. Constance A. Harris
Director of Online Learning, CELTT