• The Canvas implementation project aims to positively transform the educational experience for staff and students at ACU.
  • Canvas has been selected as the new LMS to replace LEO at ACU. 
  • Canvas is currently being used successfully for ACU Online and has been selected for its reputation as the leading LMS in 12 different Australian universities.

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What is Canvas? Project Timeline Project Objectives Meet the project team 

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a LMS used by educators and educational institutions to develop, organise, and distribute course materials, assignments, quizzes, and various other resources to students. Canvas facilitates communication and collaboration between teachers and students, allowing them to interact and engage with educational content.

About Canvas

Watch to learn about Canvas's new features, some of the benefits that staff and students can look forward to, the Canvas Implementation Project's timeline, the various training and support resources that will be provided to staff, and much more.

Canvas Q&A

Watch Interim Provost Professor Meg Stuart and CEI Director Professor Anthony Whitty discuss the research and stakeholder engagement behind the decision to migrate and how CEI aims to provide continued support and guidance to staff.

Project Timeline

The project has target release dates as follows:


Project Objectives

  • Design and configure how Canvas will be used at ACU.
  • Migrate all content from active units in LEO to Canvas.
  • Prepare Canvas to be used as production system within ACU and connect it with other ACU applications, including those embedded in LEO.
  • Provide staff and students with support tools and resources to enable them to confidently navigate and use the new LMS. 

Postgraduate NLIC/LIC Training

Please note, these training options are currently reserved for NLICs/LICs directly involved in the postgraduate Unit Master List.
Training for all other staff will be made available in June 2023.

Resources for Canvas Migration

Meet the project team

Within the Centre for Education & Innovation (CEI), the Canvas Implementation project team is comprised of four different streams: Learning and Teaching; Data and Content Migration; Change and Transition; and Technology.

Program Manager

Troy Severino

Learning and Teaching Stream Lead

Mark Murphy

Data and Content Stream Lead 

Aaron Hawke

Change and Transition Stream Lead 

Debra Raca

Technology Stream Lead

Michael Hoare

If you have any questions, feedback, or concerns, please email LMSProject@acu.edu.au

Page last updated on 25/05/2023

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