Instructure's Canvas has been selected as the University’s new learning management system (LMS) and will replace the current Blackboard LMS effective Fall 2014. All courses will then be delivered on the Canvas LMS and Blackboard will no longer be available.
The Canvas learning management solution emerged as the system of choice after careful consideration.
Our review determined that Canvas is the LMS which has adapted best to the rapid pace of change in the online learning domain. It leverages new Internet enabled technologies, especially those related to social networking and collaboration, and integrates well with multimedia technologies and a range of social media tools. It provides for dynamic interaction among instructors and students and also answers our need for the analytics that will assess student success. Other early adopters of the Canvas LMS are University of Pennsylvania, University of Central Florida (a leader in online education), Brown University, San Jose State University, Bowling Green, and in New Jersey, Rider University, Ocean County Community College, Brookdale Community College and The College of New Jersey.
Please read Willard Gingerich, PhD, Provost & Vice President's letter to the Campus Community in it's entirety: The New Learning Management System for Online Courses.