Becky Vasquez
Rolin Moe
David Hines
Bill Jones

BREAKING UP ISN’T HARD TO DO WHEN
YOU’RE SWITCHING TO A BETTER LMS.

These are true stories of making teaching and learning easier with Canvas.

Switching to a new LMS is a big deal

...whether it’s leaving the comfort of familiarity or (understandable) concerns about migration, implementation, and so many other things. But when you’re changing for the better—changing to Canvas—it’s a lot easier. It’s also a lot easier when you know you’re getting:

SCROLL TO WATCH THE STORIES OF
FOUR UNIVERSITIES WHO MADE THE SWITCH:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

BETTER FLEXIBILITY AND
FUNCTIONALITY... IS THAT
TOO MUCH TO ASK?

Becky Vasquez

Becky Vasquez, VP and CIO at Embry-Riddle University, saw the LMS market evolving, but her previous LMS wasn’t keeping up. Beyond just not keeping up with the times, the LMS was riddled with serious downtime and unexpected changes. At an institution where teachers and students lean heavily upon the availability and reliability of their LMS, uptime was not negotiable. It was time for a change. Collaborating with faculty and staff, Embry-Riddle chose Canvas due to, among other things, its intuitive ease of use and attentiveness to student and faculty experience. Lesson? If you neither love nor are in love with your current LMS, you can do better. You deserve better.

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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

We wanted an LMS partner
for the road ahead.

Bill Jones

Bill Jones, Director of Instructional Technology and Information Management at Eastern Michigan University, was ready to couple up with an LMS that embraced the future. But instructors were worried about migrating years and years of course content to a new platform—and understandably so. Fortunately, they chose Canvas, which means they chose excellent content migration, fantastic support for a smooth rollout, and an undying commitment to innovation. It’s funny what happens when you partner with someone who really, truly cares.

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PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY

IT WASN’T US, IT WAS THEM:
OUR LMS JUST DIDN’T WANT
TO BE AN LMS ANYMORE.

Scott Hines

What do you do when your LMS dumps you? Well, if you’re Scott Hines, Director of Academic Technology at Palo Alto University, you upgrade. When Palo Alto University’s previous LMS went out of business, they had to make a big decision. And fast. Their committee of students, faculty, staff, and administrators narrowed down to two that had the features, interface, and ease of use they wanted. Ultimately (and wisely, we’d say), they chose Canvas, in part for the smoothness of migration, the Canvas Community, and the positive reviews of their peers at California universities and colleges. Now that’s a change for the better.

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SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

IT LOOKED GOOD ON
PAPER, BUT THE TRUTH
WAS: OUR OLD LMS HAD
VERY FEW SATISFIED USERS

Rolin Moe

Rolin Moe, Director of Academic Innovation at Seattle Pacific University, saw his previous LMS regressing in both use and user satisfaction. It was “cumbersome for faculty, not intuitive for staff, and didn’t improve learning for students.” The university wanted an LMS that would really improve things, facilitate learning and connections, and provide an intuitive, easy-to-use experience for everyone. So they chose Canvas, which—surprise, surprise—is intuitive, easy to use, and improves teaching and learning for faculty, staff, and students. Or, as we like to call them, satisfied users.

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Becky Vasquez

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

BETTER FLEXIBILITY AND
FUNCTIONALITY... IS THAT
TOO MUCH TO ASK?

Becky Vasquez, VP and CIO at Embry-Riddle University, saw the LMS market evolving, but her previous LMS wasn’t keeping up. Beyond just not keeping up with the times, the LMS was riddled with serious downtime and unexpected changes. At an institution where teachers and students lean heavily upon the availability and reliability of their LMS, uptime was not negotiable. It was time for a change. Collaborating with faculty and staff, Embry-Riddle chose Canvas due to, among other things, its intuitive ease of use and attentiveness to student and faculty experience. Lesson? If you neither love nor are in love with your current LMS, you can do better. You deserve better.

playWatch the Story

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

We wanted an LMS partner
for the road ahead.

Bill Jones, Director of Instructional Technology and Information Management at Eastern Michigan University, was ready to couple up with an LMS that embraced the future. But instructors were worried about migrating years and years of course content to a new platform—and understandably so. Fortunately, they chose Canvas, which means they chose excellent content migration, fantastic support for a smooth rollout, and an undying commitment to innovation. It’s funny what happens when you partner with someone who really, truly cares.

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Bill Jones
Scott Hines

PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY

IT WASN’T US, IT WAS THEM:
OUR LMS JUST DIDN’T WANT
TO BE AN LMS ANYMORE.

What do you do when your LMS dumps you? Well, if you’re Scott Hines, Director of Academic Technology at Palo Alto University, you upgrade. When Palo Alto University’s previous LMS went out of business, they had to make a big decision. And fast. Their committee of students, faculty, staff, and administrators narrowed down to two that had the features, interface, and ease of use they wanted. Ultimately (and wisely, we’d say), they chose Canvas, in part for the smoothness of migration, the Canvas Community, and the positive reviews of their peers at California universities and colleges. Now that’s a change for the better.

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SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

IT LOOKED GOOD ON
PAPER, BUT THE TRUTH
WAS: OUR OLD LMS HAD
VERY FEW SATISFIED USERS

Rolin Moe, Director of Academic Innovation at Seattle Pacific University, saw his previous LMS regressing in both use and user satisfaction. It was “cumbersome for faculty, not intuitive for staff, and didn’t improve learning for students.” The university wanted an LMS that would really improve things, facilitate learning and connections, and provide an intuitive, easy-to-use experience for everyone. So they chose Canvas, which—surprise, surprise—is intuitive, easy to use, and improves teaching and learning for faculty, staff, and students. Or, as we like to call them, satisfied users.

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Rolin Moe