Canvas, developed by Instructure, replaced Blackboard as Newcastle's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) from August 2020. This was the result of a highly collaborative requirement gathering phase with colleagues and students and a rigorous procurement process. 

Canvas and the Education Resilience Framework

Canvas is the platform that you will use to build your flexible 2020-21 courses. Further information, about the tools and resources to support the implementation of the ERF, is shown below and further detail about the Flexible Learning 2020 support you can expect can be found on the Flexible Learning webpages. 

This infographic shows the elements that support the implementation of the Education Resilience Framework. Please see the PDF below for an accessible version.