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.

Getting Started with Canvas (Instructors)

Teaching and Learning with Technology has compiled the Getting Started with Canvas (Instructors) resource you will find helpful as you start using Canvas. 

We recommend that you attend the Step 1: Canvas Overview/Course Management and Step 2: Blackboard to Canvas Transfer training. Registration and dates can be found on the Faculty Training page. Be sure to request additional Canvas Sandboxes if you need them.

Additional Guides to Using Canvas can be found on the Support page to help with the transition.

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.

The Cool Things You Can Do With Canvas

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