UTS is currently supporting two Learning Management Systems: Blackboard (UTSOnline) and Canvas. But not for much longer!
The year’s first Town Hall discussion was held on June 12th, with the theme ‘Towards One LMS’. There are two cloud-based front-runners in play: Blackboard Ultra and Canvas. Because it’s currently only used for a selection of postgraduate courses, a big focus has been on the functionality and usability of Canvas, and we recently held three introductory sessions at the LX.lab to offer a wider group the ability to compare and contrast both LMS options.
The best way to experience Canvas is to jump in and play around in your very own ‘sandpit’ – make stuff, break stuff if you can, and have fun!
Five easy steps to get access to your sandpit
- Go to ServiceConnect.
- Select Requests
– Expand Learning Technologies in Categories
– Select Canvas and ITD
– Select Access to Canvas Sandpit
- Fill out the required information on the form
- Under Terms and Conditions, select Yes from the drop-down to agree
- Submit when you’re ready
More features on Canvas
Once you have your sandpit, you’ll also have access to a UTS Canvas Staff Community site for ideas, lots of help guides, a Canvas support hotline and live chat with Canvas support. Feel free to use them!