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Canvas is Coming
As the implementation of Canvas gets underway, here is a sneak peek of what you can expect!

Canvas is ComingMason is Moving to Canvas!

After a multi-layered and comprehensive process, we are happy to announce the selection of Canvas by Instructure as George Mason University’s new Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas will eventually replace Blackboard.

Throughout the Request for Proposal process, the engagement from groups across the university was invaluable in making this selection, and we are immensely grateful for everyone’s participation and patience during the negotiation of the contract. Feedback from the vendor demonstrations this spring showed that the Mason community overwhelmingly preferred the functionality, ease of use, and integrated tools offered by Canvas over the other solutions.

An implementation team of diverse members of the Mason community has been established to ensure a smooth transition. Because this shift in LMS providers is a major change for the entire university, a phased approach will be utilized to aid with the rollout and adoption of the new platform. The implementation phase is scheduled to officially kick off in January 2024.

For information on the RFP process and activities leading up to this point, visit here.

What’s next?

Review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Identify your representative on the project teams.

Faculty, if you are interested in participating in the summer 2024 pilot, sign up here.

Check back here regularly for additional information.


December 2023 – Campus Announcement – Moving to Canvas

October 2023 – All spring 2024 courses will continue to use Blackboard. The committee is still finalizing its decision.

July 2023 – All Fall courses will continue to use Blackboard. The committee is still finalizing its decision.