About the Canvas Pilot

Faculty, student and staff input and participation was critical to the adoption of a new LMS at Tulane and it was also a driving factor for the overall migration strategy and timing. Pilot users evaluated Canvas’ many features, including: mobile usability; customizable navigation; personalized email, text message and social media notifications; and integrations with third-party API’s including Turnitin, Sharestream, YouTube, etc.

The Canvas Pilot featured over 140 courses, 90 faculty members and over 1,800 students. The results of the pilot were overwhelmingly positive. The majority of both students and faculty surveyed about the pilot strongly agreed with the adoption of Canvas over our current Blackboard system [see graphs below].

Faculty Feedback on Canvas vs. Blackboard

Faculty Feedback on Canvas vs. Blackboard

Student Feedback on Canvas vs. Blackboard

Student Feedback on Canvas vs. Blackboard