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Frequently Asked Questions

Canvas FAQ's

These are the most common questions about Canvas and the Canvas Transition Project. We update this page on a regular basis. Contact with any questions not answered here.

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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.