Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) launches Canvas@Oxford
Professor Williams has announced that Canvas has been chosen as the new virtual learning environment (VLE) for the University of Oxford that will eventually replace WebLearn. The decision is subject to contractual and commercial approval.
The decision to use Canvas, provided by Instructure, is also the result of a process that began with the 2016 Digital Education Strategy implementation consultation, which identified the need for a more intuitive and user-friendly VLE. Following a rigorous selection process, Canvas was identified as the solution which would provide the best quality of user experience to support teaching and learning at Oxford.
Next steps for Canvas and the availability of WebLearn
In the coming weeks and months the Canvas @ Oxford team will be identifying and working with early adopters who will migrate their content and launch their new look courses in Canvas in the 2018-2019 academic year. This will be followed by rollout to the wider University in 2019-2020. There are also plans to run a number of roadshows to demonstrate Canvas in Trinity term 2018.
WebLearn will remain available for now, including for purposes other than teaching and learning, until alternative solutions are identified, support is in place and prior notice has been given. Details are on the What will happen to WebLearn? web page
Click on the links below to find out more about the VLE Review process itself.