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What is an LMS?

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software platform that supports a range of uses from fully online courses to hybrid, blended, and flipped learning.

The LMS allows for delivery of materials and communication to students, administrations of tests and assignments, record keeping, early alerts, and more.

What is Blackboard Learn?

Blackboard Learn is the LMS used by Washington State University. Every campus course has an associated online Bb Learn course space which can be used to support teaching and learning. To access Blackboard Learn, go to and log in with your WSU NID and password.

What is Kaltura Media Gallery?

Kaltura is AOI’s video platform. Offering a broad set of video storage and management tools and tightly integrated with Blackboard Learn, Kaltura provides a way to easily embed videos into an online course space.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the LMS Washington State University is transitioning to. By Fall 2021, every campus course will have an associated online canvas course space which will be used to support teaching and learning. For those enrolled in or teaching a Canvas course, navigate to and log in with your WSU NID and password to access Canvas.

For more information on WSU’s transition from Blackboard to Canvas, including Canvas training options, updates and integrations, please visit

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