Learning management systems
Learning management systems (LMSs) provide an online space for course content, along with tools for course administration and interaction between instructors and students.
Canvas is the institutional learning management system currently being implemented by SFU. Canvas was selected through an extensive evaluative process. It is an exciting, recently developed, open-source platform that emphasizes flexibility and easy integration with social media and emerging technologies. Best of all, Canvas facilitates participation in a way that will open new teaching and learning opportunities for instructors and students. It is a demonstration of SFU's ongoing commitment to boldness, openness and engagement.
Help for instructors
You can learn more about Canvas at www.sfu.ca/canvas.
Contact the Teaching and Learning Centre's Learning Technology team at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a one-on-one consultation.
Help for students
Canvas self-help resources for students are available at www.sfu.ca/canvas.
Additional Canvas support for students is available at the IT help desks on all three campuses.
Distance education courses
Other LMS platforms in use at SFU
Drupal is an open-source content management system that has attracted the interest of various SFU users. Go to the SFU Drupal wiki.
The Learning Online Network with Computer Assisted Personalized Approach (LON-CAPA) platform is an advanced, award-winning, web-based course management system maintained by IT Services and used for a number of chemistry, math and statistics courses at SFU. Get information about LON-CAPA at SFU.