Brette D. W. Kristoff, Graduate Student – Communications Specialist, GMCTL, September 9, 2020
As USask students begin an unprecedented academic year from remote locations across the globe, the U of S is transitioning to a new learning management system (LMS), Canvas. What does this mean and how will this impact USask students?
Concern over the functionality of Blackboard, our long-time LMS, was the impetus for this change. Canvas was selected as a superior LMS to support USask student learning.
Canvas offers a streamlined and user-friendly platform that integrates various learning tools and resources. Comparatively, features of the new system include:
- a simplified and intuitive interface with multiple communication channels
- a grade prediction tool
- an integrated course calendar (yep… all your course calendars synced into one!)
- a mobile app that actually works (Get the Canvas Student app for iOS or Android.)
As we navigate this exciting new platform from home, it’s bound to feel intense at times, but Canvas Tips for Students is here to help.
Watch for regular blog posts about how to navigate and customize your Canvas experience and more!
For more support options with Canvas, see the USask Student Canvas page.