Learning Management System (LMS)

Students at computer


The UCLA LMS (Learning Management System) initiative will unify the campus on the leading learning management solution – Canvas. This transformational project will enable a world class, integrated teaching & learning experience for faculty and students that sets the standard for teaching excellence, academic achievement, and inclusivity. 

What is LMS

Many of UCLA's information technology systems date back to the 1980s when mainframe computers were the norm. The LMS project is an essential first step towards upgrading and modernizing the campus technology infrastructure. By integrating a robust catalog of third-party, cloud-based tools and services, Canvas offers best-of-breed instructional software and will simplify the creation and delivery of accessible content for our community members with disabilities. In addition, Canvas has been adopted not only by California's Community College District but by many K-12 districts, easing the transition for transfer students and incoming freshmen to UCLA.

This initiative puts UCLA at the heart of the entire California higher education landscape, where Canvas is the preferred learning platform.

BTO Contribution

  • Successfully built the business case, including timeline, staffing plan, initial budget, and obtained the approval from EVC/P Carter to move forward.  The initiative was stalled for 4-5 years prior to our involvement.
  • Stood up the Canvas environments by April 2020
  • Worked with ITS Security team in completing Single-Sign-On with Canvas
  • Implemented UCLA program/course and student enrollment data interfaces from the Student Records mainframe system to Canvas


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