NCDPI Announces Canvas as statewide LMS

You may have already heard that the Department of Public Instruction signed a contract with Instructure’s Canvas to be the host of its statewide learning management system (LMS). All districts and charter schools will be able to opt in to Canvas at a greatly discounted rate.

Staff members from NCVPS and several North Carolina districts contributed to the evaluation process. Canvas will move the state forward in its digital future as it integrates with PowerSchool, NC IAM, and NCLOR. The Canvas contract includes implementation, training, course migration, and 24/7 support to any school or district that opts in.

At present, 80 districts have opted in to the service. NCVPS will be migrating its courses into the Canvas LMS, as well.

A number of districts and schools were already using Canvas prior to the statewide adoption including Rockingham, Yadkin, Burke, Edenton-Chowan, Newton-Conover, and the North Carolina School of Science and Math.

What can Canvas do for schools? It can do everything from helping teachers flip their classroom, implement blended learning, start BYOD initiatives, and even host professional development.


NCVPS will have a phased rollout of all of its courses into Canvas. Here’s our schedule:

Phase 1: 2 Courses by Fall 2015 – Journalism & Chemistry 
Phase 2: 40 Courses by Spring 2016 – Course list is TBD 
Phase 3:  All courses migrated to Canvas by July 1, 2016