Canvas Transition

Canvas by Instructure

Canvas by Instructure is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that has been used as a pilot at TWU since Fall 2016. After much consideration, Canvas has been selected to become TWU’s sole course delivery system beginning Fall 2019. TWU courses will undergo a phased transition to the Canvas platform starting immediately and ending on August 31, 2019, when TWU’s contract with Blackboard will expire. Please consult your departmental chair/director for more information on the timing of your unit’s transition period.

Canvas to Replace Blackboard

The following message was sent on behalf of Dr. Alan Utter, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:


I am pleased to announce that Canvas by Instructure has been selected as the sole learning management system (LMS) at Texas Woman’s University. The Canvas system is ready for use, but Blackboard will remain available through Summer 2019 in order to allow for a phased transition. PLEASE NOTE: All courses must be transitioned to Canvas prior to Fall 2019.

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