Canvas to replace Blackboard Learn as UAB learning management system

Canvas logoAfter an extensive review process, the UAB Online Academic Advisory Council has decided to adopt Canvas by Instructure as the university's learning management system.

The intuitive new Canvas system is expected to connect faculty and students better than before. Students will be able to submit assignments and receive automatic alerts from their tablet and smartphone to get the most out of classes.

Use of Blackboard Learn will be phased out over a period from January 1 to July 31, and as of Sept. 30 Blackboard Learn will no longer be available.

If you're nervous about having to learn a new system, don't be. Canvas promises "white glove" service with tech support provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the transition process.  The Online Academic Advisory Council has also worked up an FAQ about UAB's transition to the Canvas learning management system.