After a very deliberate analysis, Troy University has chosen Instructure Canvas as our new learning management system (LMS).We anticipate initial use of Canvas in some courses in Term 5, 2017, and in all courses for the Term 1, 2017. The new LMS will be available for faculty training and course migration in early March.
The decision to move to Canvas was based on the recommendation of the LMS Review Committee that consisted of faculty from each college, IT, and staff who work closely with the current Blackboard system. The committee spent the last seven months participating in extensive research and review of a number of LMS platforms, testing and evaluating features and functionality within the Canvas sandbox, and discussing the significant changes necessary for a successful migration to a new LMS. Committee members were most impressed with Canvas because of its ease of use, intuitive design, modern interface and enhanced communication tools, which will provide an engaging and meaningful learning experience for students.
The migration to a new learning management system is not an insignificant undertaking, but there are clear long-term benefits in the form of ease of use, system reliability, and expanded functionality. We are excited to bring this new learning environment to Troy University and are committed to providing faculty and students with exceptional resources throughout this transition.
Please look for additional information about the transition to Canvas – including timelines, training resources, and other specific instructions.