UNC is moving to Canvas!
We are excited to announce that UNC will be transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas this coming Spring 2017 term. UNC's current contract with Blackboard, Inc., expires in June 2017. In the fall of 2015, the LMSAG (Learning Management System Advisory Group) announced that we would begin to review our current LMS and consider other competitive options. The LMSAG, recommended that we begin a pilot with Canvas for the Summer and Fall terms of 2016. After conducting a formal RFP (Request For Proposal) and seeking recommendation from the LMSAG and UNC Leadership, the decision was unanimous to transition from Blackboard to Canvas. We believe that Canvas shows incredible stability, support, and flexibility, and will be a worthwhile investment in educating our students here at UNC.
The Instructional Design and Development Team will be hosting weekly training sessions during the Fall semester and Spring of 2017 for all faculty, adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants. Space is limited so make sure to visit the IDD workshops page and fill our Services Request form to register for a workshop and an individual consultation.
The University has completed the migration of courses to Canvas that were offered between Spring 2015 until Fall of 2016 in Blackboard.
Below are a few FAQ's for the Canvas migration process.