San Jose State’s effort to improve the academic technology available to faculty members continues with the adoption of a new learning management system, Canvas by Instructure. At the Campus Kick-off Event 11 a.m. Dec. 13 in King 225/227, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ellen Junn will detail how the decision fits into the university’s broad vision for the future of academic technology and 21st century learning. Learning management systems help instructors and students communicate online. “Canvas is located in the cloud and thereby provides maximum flexibility and adaptability for users, and it features an unparalleled open architecture that permits faculty and students to easily integrate external applications directly into the LMS,” Junn said. “I believe that faculty and students will find this new Canvas LMS a welcome change because it’s significantly easier and more intuitive to use.” Read the Canvas news release. See what the excitement’s about by viewing this one-minute video.