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Canvas is Here!

Boise State has transitioned to Canvas, our new Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas is robust and easy-to-use, and replaces the Blackboard LMS.

About Canvas

The migration from Blackboard to Canvas is complete and courses have been migrated fall 2021 classes!

Access Canvas

Access Canvas though myBoiseState, or sign in below:

Sign in to Canvas

Support

Access Canvas support within Canvas by clicking the “Help” button in the Canvas global navigation, or contact the Boise State Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, or helpdesk@boisestate.edu.

Online and In-Person Classes and Q&A Sessions

Canvas Learning Opportunities for Faculty

We offer a variety of training opportunities and resources to learn about Canvas.

Canvas Learning Events and Resources

Teaching in Canvas

The transfer process provides a great opportunity to think about small changes you can make to your courses so they’re more accessible and navigable for students. For example, when sharing content in a course, you should organize it using modules so students can easily follow the flow of the course and know when activities are due. For more tips like this, check out the Canvas Best Practices and Tips article in the LTS Knowledge base.

In addition, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and eCampus Center provide consultations and workshops designed to assist you in refining your Canvas courses to optimize navigation, student communication, and content engagement. For more information on these opportunities visit the Teaching in Canvas site.

Canvas Resources for Students

Canvas for Students

Access your Canvas class content in myBoiseState by navigating:

  1. Student View > My Schedule
  2. Select the term.
  3. Select the Canvas logo to the right of your class.

Learn about how to use Canvas in the Canvas Student Guide and review the student Canvas overview video.

Get technical support for Canvas by contacting the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, helpdesk@boisestate.edu or via chat.

Any questions about the course (content, assignments, etc.) should be directed to your instructor.

myBoiseState

Access Archived Blackboard Content

After September 1st, Blackboard will become an “archive” environment with restricted access. No classes will be taught in Blackboard for fall 2021 or beyond.

Please contact the Help Desk to request access to archived Blackboard content.

Contact Us

Please contact Learning Technology Solutions for more information about Canvas at LTS@boisestate.edu.

Why Canvas?

Students and faculty want it

In 2019, as a response to two years of data from faculty surveys, a shifting market share in the LMS space, and support issues with Boise State’s version of Blackboard, Learning Technology Solutions, eCampus Center, and faculty representing each academic college began investigating alternatives.

After a lengthy review that included a Spring 2020 pilot, usability testing, and other feedback from the Boise State community, the university decided to move to Canvas. With a modern, user-centric design and easy to use features, Canvas satisfies many of the concerns faculty and students have expressed about Blackboard Learn.

The State of Idaho is funding it

The Idaho State Board of Education has agreed to fund Canvas for all state higher education institutions.

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