Blackboard access ends; system replaced by Canvas

Blaze and the Canvas Panda enjoy a friendly balloon sword fight.Blackboard access is no longer available for students. You will now find class information such as assignments and grades for each of your courses in Canvas, UAB's new online learning management system.

Most students who have already been using Canvas have found it to be an intuitive system, and the change from Blackboard to Canvas has been met with an enthusiastic response.

For those who'd like help learning the ropes, Canvas training sessions specifically geared toward students are available.

Representatives from Canvas and UAB Online will also be stationed on the south end of the Campus Green during the first two days of fall semester classes – August 25 & 26 – from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  They'll have answers to your Canvas questions along with games and prizes, and you can even meet the Canvas panda mascot (not to be confused with Blaze, who is a dragon, not a panda).

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And, just for fun, here's the Canvas panda with a flamethrower. We think he may be jealous that Blaze can breathe fire.