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Progress in the transition to Canvas

The following message was sent to the university community on August 28, 2019. Members of the Rutgers Community: As the fall semester gets underway, we would like to provide you with an update on the transition to Canvas as the university’s official learning management system (LMS). The 2019-2020 academic year is expected to see significant … Read More

Canvas: Scheduled Maintenance on July 26, 2019 for Media Uploads

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, will perform a maintenance event on Rutgers Canvas on Friday, July 26th, 2019. This event will last up to 6 hours and will start at 11:00 PM CDT (4:00 AM UTC). This maintenance event will affect the ability to upload new media and subtitles to the media servers in … Read More

Intermittent delay when logging into Canvas are resolved

The following message was sent to users enrolled as student, teacher, designer, or facilitator in a Canvas site for Spring 2019 or listed as a Canvas administrator.   Faculty and students may have experienced an intermittent delay when logging into Canvas. We have identified the cause of the delay and taken steps to resolve it. The … Read More

Rutgers becomes a member of Unizin

Members of the Rutgers Community: Collaboration and resource-sharing are essential in higher education, especially for major initiatives such as the transition to Canvas as the university’s official learning management system. With that in mind, I am pleased to announce that Rutgers has become a member of Unizin, a leading nonprofit higher education consortium. Unizin is … Read More

Canvas Feature: Conferences Update on May 20, 2019


On May 20, 2019, Conferences, powered by BigBlueButton (BBB), will be updated to a new HTML5 web-based interface. With this improvement, viewers and presenters using mobile and desktop can join or launch a Conference without the use of plugins, specifically Flash and Java. Also, presenters will be utilizing the HTML5 client that has been available … Read More

VoiceThread Feature Release: Automatic Closed Captions


On March 26, 2019, automatic closed captioning was enabled for all VoiceThread content.  Captions are automatically generated when a user: Adds Media as the central media to a VoiceThread – The central media (video or audio) may be uploaded from the user’s computer or created as a webcam video or audio recording. Adds a Comment- … Read More

Introducing a new Canvas website

Members of the Rutgers Community: I am pleased to share a key milestone in the transition to Canvas as Rutgers’ official learning management system—a revamped website devoted exclusively to Canvas documentation, resources, and support: By moving from multiple systems to a single, university-wide learning management system (LMS), we will be fostering collaboration, reducing complexity, … Read More

Rutgers Selects Canvas as Learning Management System (LMS)

Members of the Rutgers Community: We are pleased to announce the selection of Canvas as the university’s official learning management system (LMS). By choosing Canvas, we will be taking a significant step to enhance the educational experience at the university. Recognized for its ease of use, flexibility, and mobile capabilities, Canvas is the leading LMS … Read More