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

  • Solving a few grading issues in UC Davis Canvas (11/14/2016)

    We recently asked students and TAs for comments about UC Davis Canvas and SmartSite. Based on their responses, plus feedback from instructors, we have created this chart – it lists a few frequent difficulties we are hearing about grading with UC Davis Canvas, and how to address them. (more…)

  • New topics added to series of UC Davis Canvas workshops for faculty, TAs (10/26/2016)

    As instructors gain experience using UC Davis Canvas, many want to learn about more than its core features. A new series of workshops will help satisfy that interest.

    Information and Educational Technology has announced a set of UC Davis Canvas workshops for faculty and TAs through summer 2017 that will cover topics ranging from modules and rubrics to group work and mobile apps. (more…)

  • 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…)

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