The University of Texas at Austin

Project: Canvas Learning Management System


The project will be broken into two phases:

Phase Zero - Mandatory Implementation
This phase will include the planning and mandatory implementation work necessary to use Canvas in academic year 2012-13

  • Complete mandatory integration tasks and have production environment ready for Phase One usage by the beginning of Fall Semester 2012.
  • Select 1-2 Canvas plug-ins/web services for investigation and integration.
  • Develop a support structure for Phase One.

Phase One - Canvas use during academic year 2012-13
Instructors will use Canvas for a small number of courses during academic year 2012-13. To have a broad and representative sampling, courses will be selected from various colleges and schools across campus.

  • Evaluate the use and effectiveness of Canvas from a faculty, student and technical staff perspective in an active classroom setting. Blackboard use will also be evaluated.
  • Deliver recommendation based on data gathered from Phase One participants.

Online Training Center

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) has created a Canvas Training Center site which includes includes:

  • Up-to-date news
  • Links to our Teacher Training webinar recordings
  • Tutorials (Step by step pdfs and videos for getting started with Canvas)
  • FAQs (Answers to questions we've received to date)
  • Training Information (Intermediate to advanced level workshops)
  • Office hours schedule (Your opportunity to receive individual attention for questions, concerns, and curriculum design)


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