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June 16, 2019


October 25, 2016

University beginning next phase of project to retire CTools

This semester marked a major milestone for teaching and learning at U-M: All course sites moved from CTools to Canvas, a more capable system that has earned praise from faculty and students.

But the work is not done yet.

September 24, 2015

Canvas chosen as successor to CTools course sites

Following the recommendation of a faculty advisory group, U-M's Ann Arbor campus will move all course sites from CTools into a new learning management system called Canvas by the fall 2016 semester.

December 10, 2014

Pilot of learning management system shows promising results

Most faculty and students who participated in a pilot project for Canvas, the learning management system proposed as the successor to CTools, prefer it over the current system, according to an early preview of the pilot evaluation.

December 5, 2013

Lesson Builder offers new way for faculty to use CTools

The ITS CTools Team has introduced a new way for faculty to build, manage and use course sites. The feature, called Lesson Builder, provides sequencing capabilities that allow instructors to create sites with easy-to-follow navigation and instructions for students.

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