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Canvas Faculty Support

Updated, March 1, 2023

On October 24, 2022, Dr. Maynard announced UHCL's selection of Instructure Canvas to become the university's new learning management system (LMS), replacing Blackboard Learn by the SP24 semester. OIT's Instructional Design and Technology team is already preparing for faculty training and support for the new system, as announced in our Canvas LMS "Special Edition" Newsletter.

The IDT team has curated several Canvas-related resources for faculty that can be accessed via the Canvas LMS Transition Resources menu below. We expect to add significantly more resources as this project develops, so please check back on this webpage frequently. In addition, you can opt in to the IDT team's weekly newsletter through which we'll post most of our Canvas-related updates and information. To join the newsletter mailing list, please email your request to

Stay current on the Canvas transition, Blackboard updates, alerts, online learning tips, and more by visiting the UHCL Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Blog. Please email any Canvas-related questions to either or

Canvas Early Adopters Information and Resources

As of March 1, 2023, the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) has processed requests for 95 faculty members wishing to be Canvas early adopters, teaching in Canvas in either the SU23 or FA23 semesters. All four colleges are well represented in all three early adopter cohorts:

  • BUS = 16
  • COE = 26
  • HSH = 37
  • CSE = 16

The IDT team continues to accept requests from faculty who are interested in being a Canvas early adopter in the FA23 term. Please use our online Canvas Pilot Program Online Application to submit your request to join the FA23 cohort today! Both existing and new early adopters may find the following resources useful as you prepare to use Canvas.

Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Team

Through training, documentation, and consultation, the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Team supports faculty in identifying, evaluating, and implementing instructionally appropriate software tools to deliver and support face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online learning. We also provide ongoing technical support for university-approved applications and tools for web-based teaching and learning, thereby facilitating the creation and maintenance of easily navigable, well developed, accessible, high-quality web-based instructional environments for our users – the faculty, staff, and students of University of Houston-Clear Lake. Please see our team's blog for more information.



  • Instructional Design and Technology

    Phone: 281-283-2981 

    Bayou 1604
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058-100

    Virtual Drop-In Hours

    Zoom Meeting Link
    Monday: 10-11 a.m.
    Tuesday: 1-2 p.m.
    Wednesday: 6-7 p.m.
    Thursday: 10-11 a.m.

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