We are pleased to announce that Ithaca College’s new learning management system (LMS) is Canvas!
After an extensive selection process involving many faculty, students, and other stakeholders the feedback we received was overwhelmingly clear that Canvas is the best product to support teaching and learning at Ithaca College.
You can read more about the selection process here.
Here are some of the things that your colleagues and peers are looking forward to in Canvas;
“The syllabus tool in Canvas is interactive, with links that point to tools and resources throughout the course site. The syllabus automatically updates to reflect any changes to assignments and calendar dates, providing clarity to students and saving time for faculty.” – IC Faculty Member
“I am really excited about the new analytical tools which will allow us to more easily identify students that need additional support but might not know how to ask.” – IC Faculty Member
“One of the things I'm looking forward to most with Canvas is Speedgrader. Instructors can view all student assignment submissions in one central place, across courses, without going into each course's separate homepage, and then navigating to that course's assignments. This seems small, but it will save so many clicks across all grading each semester.”– IC Faculty Member
“Canvas, with its intuitive design, auto-save feature, and easy-to-use mobile app, will provide a new and more efficient way for students to keep track of their classes online” – IC Student
Sakai will continue to be our LMS for the spring and summer semesters while we are preparing to implement Canvas for the fall semester. An LMS Governance Committee will begin meeting in January to oversee the migration, implementation, and champion the adoption of the new LMS.
Limited pilot offering – Block II – March 2021
Vendor supported migration – March-July 2021
Full implementation – Fall term – August 2021
Limited access to Sakai – Read only/upon request – September 2021
Future updates and a more detailed timeline will be provided on the LMS Project webpage which you can view here.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this process. We are grateful for the participation of our faculty, students, and stakeholders across the college in helping to select our new LMS. On behalf of the LMS Selection Advisory Committee, thank you for the support of the Provost, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Information Officer throughout the selection process.