It’s Not Me, It’s You…

Dear Blackboard,

You’ve been a great LMS, but I just wanted to let you know that things are just not going to work out between us. You’ve done a lot for me over the years, but to be completely honest, I’ve found someone new. Someone who’s a lot more user-friendly, someone who’s easier to navigate, someone who is simply just a lot less of a hassle. That someone’s name is Canvas.

Now I know you must be thinking, “Why, Etown, why? Where did I go wrong?” But it’s not about what you did; it’s about what you didn’t do. You just didn’t provide for me in the way that Canvas does. I need a learning management system that isn’t going to stress me out. I need a learning management system that’s straightforward and simple.

Blackboard, let’s face it, you just can’t compete. With Canvas, everything I could possibly need for a course can be found under the Modules tab. Blackboard, I just can’t keep getting lost within your website. I need to be able to find exactly what I’m looking for right away. Furthermore, communication in Canvas is a walk in the park with its Announcements and Inbox system. Did you know that I can sync my Etown Email with my Canvas notifications? I know, pretty great, right? Canvas tells me what I need to get done and when I need to do it. You know, for a while, I thought that you were the one. But truth be told, I’ve grown over the past few years and I’ve learned what I do and don’t want in a learning management system. Blackboard, I’m sorry, but, it’s not me, it’s you. Thanks for being there for me for so long, but I’ve moved on.

My best,


For more information on the transition from Blackboard to Canvas, please visit this website on Canvas Implementation.

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