Technology and Pedagogy

Important Announcement: Migration to Canvas



Irvine Valley College is pleased to announce that we have selected Canvas by Instructure as the college new enterprise Learning Management System (LMS). Following a transition period, Canvas will replace Blackboard, the IVC’s current LMS. Both Blackboard and Canvas will be fully supported throughout this transition period.

The Canvas Migration Timeline was approved on September 29, 2016 by Academic Senate: Use Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 to phase-in Canvas;

All courses migrate fully to Canvas starting Spring 2018 (January 2018).

  If you are currently teaching an online course, we encourage that you migrate your course to Canvas to get familiar with their interface.


The selection of Canvas LMS followed an extensive, campus-wide evaluation process. Canvas received overwhelmingly favorable assessment from students, faculty, and staff who reviewed, evaluated, and pilot tested a number of LMS platforms.

Extensive pilot testing indicates that Canvas will save faculty and students time and enhance student engagement that may lead to improved learning outcomes.

Canvas testers awarded very high ratings for its friendly and easy-to-learn user interface, grade book feature, e-mail communications and notifications system, overall navigation structure, and speed grader functionality. Canvas also provides a free mobile interface.

Migration Information

If you have any questions or suggestions about the LMS transition, please contact IVC Technology Help Desk at (949) 451-5696





Blackboard Help For Instructors offers searchable topics and step-by-step instructions to help you find the information you need about Blackboad Learn.


Blackboard Help For Students walks students through geting started, submitting an assignment, checking grades, interacting with others and more.  Feel free to share this resource with your students.





The Canvas Instructor Guide is continually updated online.


The Canvas Student Guide is continually updated online.