Frequently Asked Questions

Texas A&M University has selected Canvas by Instructure, Inc. as the university’s new centrally-supported learning management system (LMS). Canvas will replace the university’s current LMS through a phased integration that will take place over many months. Canvas will form the backbone of the university’s new digital learning environment.‚Äč


Who made the decision?

  • Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke selected Canvas, after extensive feedback and input from stakeholders.

Who else is using this LMS?

  • With the selection of Canvas, Texas A&M joins a large number of high quality universities throughout the country, including our Vision 2020 peer institutions such as: UC Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Florida, the University of Michigan, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Texas, and The Ohio State University, among others.

What is the timeline?

  • In the coming weeks, additional details about the timeline for a gradual, phased transition - along with support for migration activities and course development, FAQs, and other information - will be communicated and available at LMS.tamu.edu.
  • The process will be deliberative and thoughtful, with support for faculty and staff and students throughout the transition and after Canvas is fully implemented.
  • Updates, tips, best practices, and more will be shared frequently throughout the spring and during the LMS migration.

Where can I go for more information?

  • LMS.tamu.edu will be the central hub for information, timelines, tips and more through the transition to Canvas and after the new LMS has been fully implemented.
  • Help desk resources will be available, as well, at LMS.tamu.edu.
 

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