Campus is moving from SmartSite to UC Davis Canvas


See key information about UC Davis Canvas for Fall 2016 for instructors, students, and staff.

Canvas coming soonUC Davis Canvas is replacing SmartSite as UC Davis’ learning management system (LMS), although SmartSite will be available for teaching through spring quarter 2017. We will post updates on this website as needed throughout 2016-17.

Please see the other pages on this site for an FAQ, on-campus learning sessions, the timeline, and more resources that can help you plan and accomplish your move to UC Davis Canvas.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Move to Canvas project group.

Latest News

  • Student to Student: Customization, plus the Canvas Calendar (10/13/2016)

    Joey Van Buskirk, a student at UC Davis, is writing this blog about UC Davis Canvas during fall term.

    By Joey Van Buskirk

    Hello friends,

    Today I want to share some tips on staying organized with UC Davis Canvas.

    First, you can customize the look of any of your courses from the Dashboard. If you click on the pencil-and-paper icon in the top-right corner of the respective course tile, you will see a customization menu. Here you can rename your course, or change the color to anything you like. If you don’t see a course that you are enrolled in on your Dashboard, remember to look in Courses > All Courses menu. (more…)

  • DOLCE resumes with Canvas, navigating transformational tech, and more (10/6/2016)

    DOLCE, or Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education, resumes Friday, Oct. 7. These monthly, faculty-focused meetings typically feature speakers on a variety of topics involving pedagogical and instructional technology, and this Friday’s session includes UC Davis Canvas. DOLCE meets at noon in 1310 The Grove (Surge III). See details on The Wheel.

  • Faculty workshops added on gradebook, assignments (10/1/2016)

    Faculty can learn more about creating assignments in Canvas, and using Canvas as a gradebook, in two new advanced workshops that will be offered nearly a dozen times each this fall.

    The sessions are meant for instructors or TAs who have at least a basic knowledge of UC Davis Canvas, the new campus learning management system. The workshops will be led by one of the instructional technologists who work for Academic Technology Services in Information and Educational Technology. (more…)

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