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Learning Management Systems at UMass Amherst

Canvas has been selected as the official learning management system (LMS) for UMass Amherst on-campus and online courses. Canvas will gradually replace Moodle and Blackboard starting in fall 2023 through the 2024-2025 academic year.
 > View the Canvas Transition Timeline
 > Learn more about the LMS transition to Canvas


Moodle is an open-source learning management system (LMS) used to deliver course content and host online learning activities at UMass Amherst. This upgraded version of Moodle is cloud-hosted for better usability, reliability, and resilience. 

Blackboard Learn is a learning management system (LMS) used to deliver online course content at UMass Amherst. Some courses at UMass Amherst use Blackboard Learn.