Switching to Canvas is an improvement as far as medium goes; however, things will not get better unless teachers learn how to use the new system and begin to post grades.
So, Blackboard is pretty decent. Look, it’s so friendly—the homepage tab is titled “Welcome, Sean.”
As the outgoing senior Forum editor, I’ve got one more fight to pick. It’s something every student at Wash. U. has in common, and as you’ve probably noticed, our course management system is in pretty bad shape.
By the spring of 2012, Washington University will no longer be using Telesis. Starting next fall, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering & Applied Science and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will begin to transition from Telesis to Blackboard—a third-party software currently used by the Olin Business School and the George Brown School of Social Work.