Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

TO: Islander Faculty, Staff, and Students
SUBJECT: Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

Dear Islander Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout the Learning Management System (LMS) review process. The review team, made up of faculty, students, and key staff members from departments across campus, worked to review and test multiple LMS platforms.  The team’s consensus strongly supported Canvas as the LMS platform that best fulfills the Island University’s needs.

Therefore, we are excited to announce that TAMU-CC will transition from Blackboard Learn to Canvas as our new LMS platform! Canvas will provide a more intuitive, feature-rich, and user-friendly learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. Its modern interface, improved mobile accessibility, and robust tools will enhance your teaching, learning, and collaboration experiences.

We understand that transitioning to a new LMS may require an adjustment period, and we will provide comprehensive training and support to ensure a smooth and successful transition. Our Digital Learning and Academic Innovations team is available to address questions and concerns during the transition process and will offer workshops to help you along the way. Additionally, Canvas itself offers a wealth of training resources, including tutorials, webinars, and support documentation. 

The transition from Blackboard to Canvas will begin with a soft launch in Summer 2024, and we anticipate completing the migration by the start of the Fall 2024 semester. During the transition period, we will provide detailed instructions and support materials to guide you through the process. Please rest assured that we will strive to minimize disruption to your ongoing coursework. For more information about this exciting transition, please visit the LMS Transition Information Hub.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please email We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey with you as we transition to Canvas!


The LMS Review and Implementation Team