Eight Johns Hopkins University academic divisions will move to a new learning management system over the next year in advance of the 2022-23 academic year, a change made after a comprehensive evaluation by a representative committee of faculty, students, and staff.
Beginning next summer, Canvas will replace Blackboard Learn as the core learning and teaching technology used to deliver online and hybrid courses, and to supplement in-person courses at JHU. Most summer 2022 courses and all fall 2022 courses will be taught on Canvas. Preparations for the transition to Canvas have begun; faculty and staff involved in the transition will have access to training and support resources throughout the process. The change does not affect courses at the university's Bloomberg School of Public Health and Center for Talented Youth.
Blackboard will end support for the product and configuration currently used by Johns Hopkins. Users will be able to access Blackboard until Dec. 1, 2022.
More details on the university's transition to Canvas, including timelines and frequently asked questions, can be found on the recently launched Canvas at JHU website. Additionally, a virtual town hall discussion on this transition will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The event will be livestreamed on the Canvas at JHU website (JHED login required); questions can be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.