Canvas@UD Learning Management System

The University of Delaware has entered into an agreement with Instructure for UD faculty to use the Canvas learning management system. Sakai@UD remains UD's primary learning management system. However, some faculty may find the interface and features of Canvas to be appealing.

Is Canvas replacing Sakai@UD?

Canvas is NOT replacing Sakai@UD. Both environments will be supported.

Having an alternative to Sakai will give faculty the opportunity to choose a learning environment that will suit their needs most effectively, regardless of the delivery method (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online).

Why was Canvas chosen?

Canvas provides many of the features UD faculty have requested for a learning management system, including the ability to work on any browser and on mobile devices. Canvas offers a modern, easy-to-use interface, significantly faster grading tools, easy-to-use rubrics, and improved communication with students through integration with social media like Facebook and Twitter as well as with Google Apps. Drag-and-drop usability throughout the program makes for easy file handling.

How do I know if Canvas is right for my course?

You can look at the documentation or meet with IT staff.

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