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What is Canvas? Project Timeline Migration Resources Meet the project team 

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) used by educators and educational institutions to develop, organise, and distribute course materials to students. Canvas helps to facilitate communication and collaboration between teaching staff and students by allowing them to engage in educational content. 

By Semester 2, 2024, the Canvas Implementation Project will replace LEO with Canvas as ACU's new LMS. This project aims to positively transform the educational experience for staff and students at ACU.

Canvas is currently being used successfully for ACU Online, and has been selected for it's reputation as a leading LMS in 12 different Australian universities.

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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.

ACU Canvas - Staff Promotional Video

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.

ACU Canvas Student Promo Video

Watch to learn how the change from LEO to Canvas aims to provide ACU students with a new and improved online learning experience.

Project Timeline

The project has target release dates as follows:


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

For assistance configuring your Canvas course, enrolling a new staff member, or for any other Canvas technical-related requests, please lodge a service request via Service Central.

Page last updated on 12/01/2024

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