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LMS Transition

Transitioning to Canvas

Meeting high customer demand and anticipation, Canvas is the perfect answer to many of the concerns expressed by faculty and students alike in regard to WSU’s current Learning Management Software (LMS), Blackboard.

In 2018, ITS, AOI, and the Faculty Senate began investigating alternatives, ultimately arriving at Canvas as the most dependable solution for its ease of use, seamless integration with WSU’s existing academic architecture, and more modern interface.

ITS and AOI are here to help WSU academics begin this new and exciting chapter and offers the following resources to help encourage early adoption of Canvas and to ensure WSU’s transition to the new Learning Management Software (LMS) is as smooth as possible.

Next Steps

  • Blackboard access expiring Aug 21
    WSU’s current Blackboard access will expire on Aug 21. In preparation for this, users who want to export Blackboard course data should contact migrationhelp@wsu.edu now to begin the migration before Blackboard becomes unavailable.
  • Looking to add your course to the Canvas pilot for spring 2021? 
    Courses in Canvas are now created in myWSU. Please contact your department course scheduler or campus course scheduler to create a Canvas course for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021.

  • Looking for immediate Canvas access?
    Request a sandbox
  • Accessing Canvas
    Canvas can be accessed at canvas.wsu.edu