Why Canvas?

Following a  decision by  the Board of Governors for the State University System, to use Canvas as Florida's official common learning management system, the University of North Florida conducted an open review and comment period. Based upon the recommendations of the Campus Technology Committee (CTC) and the Distance Learning Committee (DLC), the Provost announced on March 7, 2017 that UNF will adopt Canvas.    

Canvas is a next-generation LMS that will provide the UNF community with improved stability and functionality.


The Cool Things You Can Do With Canvas

Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students with modern tools and resources that empower and simplify the learning experience. Instructure offers Canvas, the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning management system, as well as Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses by educators everywhere - from Ivy League institutions to community colleges.

Canvas offers:

  • Clean and intuitive interface - The clean and simple layout in Canvas allows instructors to set up course content and tools efficiently. Students can easily navigate course sites and submit work.

  • Better student tracking and reporting- Canvas provides better tracking information to provide instructors with insight into student activity and progress.

  • Improved mobile experience - The Canvas app supports most course features on iOS and Android mobile devices. Instructors can use the SpeedGrader iPad app to make routine grading more efficient

  • Increased collaboration and content creation options - Faculty and students in the LMS via the Pages feature.

  • Native multimedia commenting - Add audio and video posts to discussions with just a few clicks. Instructors can leave video or audio comments when grading assignments using a webcam or microphone.

  • Reliable, stable performance – Canvas is hosted by Amazon Web Services, with 99.9% uptime guaranteed.

  • No downtime for upgrades - Canvas updates are pushed out regularly without downtime. No more long maintenance windows!

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