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Canvas Learning Management System
The learning management system at OU will be receiving major improvements. After piloting multiple systems and receiving feedback and recommendations from faculty and students, it has been decided to transition from Desire2Learn (D2L) to the Canvas starting Summer 2016.
Canvas offers instructors an opportunity to re-evaluate their courses, incorporating best practices in teaching. Faculty will love its straightforward, simple architecture that makes content the focus. It is easy to navigate, allowing them to build courses clearly and consistently. New tools like SpeedGrader make grading assignments a breeze, enabling instructors to give students more thorough and efficient feedback.
Students will enjoy taking Canvas on the go with the mobile app. They can know where they stand in a course by including hypothetical grades throughout the term. Canvas makes collaboration easy, enabling students to share documents and host discussions all within the LMS. The calendar tool will help students stay organized by displaying assignments and due dates across all active courses.
Here you will find information regarding the transition such as the migration timeline and how faculty can begin to opt-in to Canvas immediately. OU community can now also explore the Canvas.