The University of Southern Mississippi is making the transition from Blackboard to the Canvas Learning Management System in 2017.

The new system, Canvas, is a user-friendly product that is used widely across the nation to deliver high quality online courses.

To help prepare faculty for this transition, the Office of Online Learning is holding a series of workshops to introduce Canvas to faculty who may be unfamiliar with the product, assist faculty in copying course content from Blackboard to Canvas, and educate faculty on the tools and features included within the Canvas Learning Management System.

If you want to get to know Canvas, Workshop #1 is right for you. This workshop’s topics include:

  • logging into Canvas,
  • using the global navigation
  • accessing your course
  • using the course navigation
  • modifying the Home page
  • creating a module
  • adding content
  • creating an assignment

Want to know more? The University has created a website devoted to helping faculty and students in this transition. Just visit You can also register for the workshops from this site.

If you have any questions regarding the Canvas Workshop Series, please contact Susan Rayborn ( or Mark Ferguson (