Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that can be used as an additional space for instruction, a communication hub for students, as well as a place to collect, grade and track assignments.
CU Boulder launched an initiative in late 2016 to identify the best LMS to meet CU’s teaching, learning and administrative needs. After months of evaluation, the university announced the selection of Canvas to replace Desire2Learn. Learn more about the selection and implementation process on the D2L to Canvas migration website.
Faculty can now create their official CU Boulder courses in Canvas.
Faculty can also explore Canvas in their Sandbox, listed on their Canvas Dashboard after logging in. If you do not have a Sandbox, complete the request course form. Community Courses that are not connected to an official CU Boulder course can also be requested at this time by filling out the Community Course Request form.
For support, including one-on-one consultations, workshops, or requests for departmental trainings, please contact the IT Service Center by phone, 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or by email at email@example.com. You can also fill out our consultation request form. For additional assistance, visit our Canvas Help or Canvas Student Support pages.
Learn about how to access migrated course content from D2L by visiting the D2L Migration and Retirement page.