About Canvas

About Canvas

UNF is currently in the process of transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas. Read more about the transition here. Canvas is a next-generation LMS that will provide the UNF community with improved stability and functionality. Instructors gained access to Canvas for training and course development May 16, 2016. CIRT has prepared workshops and training materials for instructors. We can also provide one-on-one consultations, specialized department work sessions, and personalized transition support to help you through this process.  


Course & Account Retention 

Term-based course will be removed 5 years after the end of the term in which it they were taught.

User accounts are subject to UNF's general account retention policies.



System Management

Canvas is managed at UNF by the Learning Management System (LMS) Team. This team consists of representatives from Information Technology Services (ITS), the Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT), and the Registrar's Office who meet regularly and jointly make strategic and operational decisions regarding the Canvas. ITS provides integration, development, and technical support for the system, and CIRT serves as the functional and operational owner of the application.

The LMS Team is responsible for ensuring that Canvas meets the needs of the campus community, particularly in regards to supporting teaching and learning, and so regularly provides reports to, seeks input from, and vets proposed changes through the Faculty Association's Campus Technology Committee (CTC) and the university's Distance Learning Committee (DLC).