Canvas consumes less bandwidth than Blackboard

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UAF photo by JR Ancheta.
UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

UAF is currently adopting the learning management system Canvas. Starting fall 2021, more and more of your UAF courses will use Canvas instead of Blackboard.

Canvas was chosen in part because it consumes less bandwidth than Blackboard Learn, making it more easily accessible for students and instructors living in areas with low bandwidth.

With Canvas, it is recommended to have a minimum Internet speed of 512kbps. You can test your own Internet speed online on sites like speedtest.net.

Learn more about UAF’s adoption of Canvas.