Canvas is our new eLearn system at Chemeketa for supporting teaching and learning!

All classes in eLearn will be taught using the Canvas system starting Fall 2020.

Included are important updates regarding fall courses in Canvas and information about continued access to Blackboard.

New Login to Canvas

After Sept. 1st, instructors and students can access Canvas at:

Bookmark this link in your web browser for quick access to eLearn.

Your current link to Canvas ( will also continue to work but will redirect you to our new web address.

Login to Canvas using your Chemeketa Single Sign On username and password. Contact the IT Help Desk for help with your login.

Continued Access to Blackboard

Instructors can access Blackboard at:

Students can also access Blackboard at this address to view past courses and to makeup work for incomplete grade contracts.

NOTE: access to Blackboard will end on Dec 31, 2020.

Student Access to Fall Courses in Canvas

Student access to fall courses in Canvas will occur on Sept. 28th. Courses will be Published automatically and made available to students.

Students will no longer have early start of term access to courses in eLearn. This was a necessary change in our process to better support our transition from Blackboard to Canvas.

Instructors should contact the Center for Academic Innovation to request accommodations for early student access to courses in Canvas.

NOTE: Students will begin to receive notifications from Canvas sent to their college email when changes and updates occur in their courses. Students can learn more about how to manage their notifications in the Canvas for Students getting started course.

Fall Training on Canvas

View the fall training schedule for dates and times for Instructor training offered via Zoom.

  • Canvas Essentials: This zoom workshop is designed to introduce instructors to Canvas for teaching face-to-face / remote, online, and hybrid classes. Participants will also gain access to the online course to complete their training.
  • Preparing Migrated Courses in Canvas: This zoom workshop is designed to help instructors prepare their Blackboard Migrated courses for teaching in Canvas. Instructors will be able to identify key differences between Blackboard and Canvas while receiving advice on what actions to take during their course preparation.

Canvas for Students – online course

The Canvas for Students online course course is designed to be a resource that will help all students learn Canvas. This is an optional, self-paced, resource course and does not contain any required interaction or graded activities. Students will be able to access the course from their Canvas Dashboard.

Canvas for Instructors – online course

The Canvas for Instructors online course is designed to help all instructors learn Canvas. In the course you will find details about Canvas features including screenshots, videos and quick links to learn more.


The LMS migration is sponsored by the Technology Governance Committee and led by the Center for Academic Innovation. Any questions regarding the LMS migration can be directed to the Center for Academic Innovation at

For more information about Canvas, please visit the Canvas Instructor Support page.

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