Welcome to Canvas, our new Learning Management System (LMS)

The journey so far and looking ahead

After many years using a home-grown virtual learning environment (VLE) the decision was taken in 2015/16 to move to a new learning management system (LMS).

Visit Canvas LMS (login required)

Staff support courses

The following courses provide guidance in how to get started with Canvas. The links below require a login.

Canvas quick wins – this self-paced course shows how to meet the minimum requirements set by the LMS steering group

Canvas4Learning – this session explores how our LMS and other technologies can enhance learning activities before, during and after timetabled classes.

How to build a module in Canvas – this course introduces the basics of getting started with Canvas.

Further Canvas staff development – these online courses delve into more specialist Canvas functionalities, including:

  • Canvas Assessment – this course introduces different eAssessment tools in Canvas including quizzes, eSubmission, graded discussions and peer assessments.
  • Canvas Media – this course introduces different methods of using media in Canvas including creating videos with Canvas’s own tool, embedding YouTube and other videos as well as my player and lecture capture videos.
  • Canvas Collaboration – this course explores different forms of collaboration such as discussions, wiki pages, virtual classrooms, and group learning spaces.
  • Canvas Learner Analytics – this course introduces you to the data generated by a Canvas course which you can use to monitor students’ engagement with their learning in Canvas.

Professional services staff supporting students on Canvas (Canvas student support) – this course is for staff who need to support students using Canvas. The workshop will cover an introduction to Canvas from a student perspective.

Copyright and the LMS – this online course will inform you of the issues surrounding copyright and the LMS with advice on how to get the most from current copyright laws in the UK HE context, offer advice on how to avoid copyright infringement, provide tools and information that will help you find copyright free objects, and useful places for information and advice.

If you have any questions or queries about the Staff Development programme, please contact alt@anglia.ac.uk, or about the wider project, please contact lmsproject@anglia.ac.uk.

Further details

Please contact your Faculty’s Director of Learning and Teaching directly for details of Faculty-run sessions.

For more information about Canvas and eAssessment, please visit our eAssessment page.

Resources