UNF Canvas Decision Making Process 


On January 8, 2016 the BOG notified SUS presidents that Canvas was selected as the state's common LMS. 

The Negotiation Team judged the learning management systems on five criteria:

  1. The completeness and detail of the proposal submitted and follow-up amendments;
  2. An assessment of the Vendor’s ability to deliver the indicated service in accordance with the specifications set out in this ITN;
  3. The overall ease of use for university and college faculty and students;
  4. Company experience;
  5. Pricing.

In addition to these criteria,  the survey results of faculty, staff, and students from throughout the state who tested the products and scored them on 13 points, ranging from content delivery tools to rubrics, learning outcomes, and analytics to ease of use were taken into consideration. Canvas received the highest average score on each of the 13 points. At the links below, you can view the survey data for each system and the overall LMS Survey Scores.


On March 7, 2016 following an open review and comment period, and with the recommendations of the Campus Technology Committee (CTC) and the Distance Learning Committee (DLC), the Provost announced that UNF would opt into Canvas.    


Academic Affairs and Information Technology Services are committed to robust faculty support for a smooth transition from Blackboard to Canvas, including the addition of an anti-plagiarism tool.  Transition steering and implementation teams are being formed and the current thinking is that faculty will be able to begin using Canvas for course delivery Fall 2016, and that all course delivery will be on Canvas beginning Summer 2017. 

Visit the Canvas Transition site for more information about UNF's move to Canvas.