As more faculty adopt UC Davis Canvas, fewer students use SmartSite

The campus is three-fourths of the way home. Seventy-five percent of instructors who are teaching with a learning management system (LMS) this term are using UC Davis Canvas.

That’s up from 60 percent last fall, and explains a major change in LMS use among students. Last autumn, almost all students had at least one class apiece in Canvas and SmartSite, and so they used both systems. Now so many instructors have adopted Canvas that about 10,000 students don’t need to use SmartSite this term.

UC Davis Canvas is replacing SmartSite over the course of 2016-17, and spring 2017 will be the last quarter when SmartSite will be used for teaching. Approximately 1,700 published courses are using UC Davis Canvas this winter, up from about 1,250 at the start of fall quarter.

For more updates about the transition, please see the latest quarterly message posted by the Move to Canvas project.