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MS Agreement

Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions


CAS has enrolled for the Microsoft Volume Licensing.  This is a program that licenses all CAS-owned machines.


There are many benefits to CAS that come with the MS Agreement:

24/7 access to the latest versions of MS software through the CAS Software Portal. No cost to CAS departments for included software to be used on University-owned computers. Home Use Rights for desktop software used by faculty and staff, to complete work-related tasks at home. CASIT can issue media allowing user installation of software at work or at home. Alternatively, users can download, burn to a ...


Blackboard to be replaced by Canvas – contact CASIT for support

UO’s Blackboard Learning Management System is being replaced by Canvas. Please note the following dates:

3/01/2015 – Canvas is available for preparation of Spring courses by early adopters 3/31/2015 – Soft launch of Canvas for Spring course early adopters 9/30/2015 – Blackboard is shut off

Contact for training, support or questions related to Canvas.


Help Articles

Blackboard to Canvas

The LMS Migration Process has begun…

The University has decided to transition to a new learning management system called Canvas. The transition for implementation and migration of past and existing classes from Blackboard will take place between the Winter and Summer terms of 2015 with full implementation by Fall term when the University contract with Blackboard is set to expire.

The University Libraries keep a FAQ page on the different features of Blackboard which can be found at this link.

The move to Canvas

Canvas will rollout gradually leading up to its full implementation on



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Canvas at UO

Where we are now…

The Canvas production server is online and running. The new LMS is available at and will require your DuckID and password via Shibboleth authentication.

For those who signed up to become an early adopter, access to your Spring term courses is available as well as those faculty who are teaching a course in Spring term.

For those not teaching in the Spring or for those on sabbatical, or have courses that are archived within Blackboard, you will have access to the Canvas site but will not have any courses available to build or edit at this