UCR is making the switch to Canvas! In response to faculty requests for a new learning management system platform, UCR began piloting the application during Summer Session II and continued through Winter 2021. More courses will be added each subsequent quarter over the next two years with the goal of retiring iLearn by June 2022. Across the UCs, eight (8) of the UC campuses and academic programs are in Canvas.

Summer 2021 registration will open in May 2021.

canvas sandbox

XCITEing news! Instructors can now log into Canvas at and find their own private sandbox to explore the various teaching tools within the new learning management system (LMS). A Canvas sandbox allows instructors to set up a course template that can be easily transferred to an official course. The sandbox is a perfect space to compare and understand how Canvas looks and feels prior to the course going live.

This is an excellent overview video on the various parts of Canvas.