Why Canvas?


Following extensive research by the Academic Senate's Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces Subcommittee (ATISS) and a Canvas pilot of 16 courses during the Spring 2018 semester, the Next Generation Learning Management System (LMS) evaluation is now complete. Sonoma State University will adopt Canvas by Instructure as our single, centrally-supported LMS.

Recap of Pilot

In September 2017, Provost Vollendorf askedĀ ATISSĀ to undertake an assessment of Learning Management Systems, including Moodle. This request was made in response to feedback gathered over the prior academic year about the stability of our self-hosted Moodle solution and the best practice of evaluating our LMS every few years to ensure we have a strong solution to support teaching and learning at SSU. A copy of the LMS Project Report, written by ATISS, and reviewed by APARC, is now available online.