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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State faculty and students are adapting to the new learning management system, Canvas. The university has transitioned from Blackboard to Canvas this fall. 

From Blackboard to Canvas, survey respondents want a user-friendly learning system

Alexus Rayzer Reporter September 17, 2021

Canvas met expectations among Kent State faculty and students as the campus adapts to the transition of the learning system.At the end of 2019, the university’s existing contract with Blackboard ended...


CARES Act funding supports updates to Franklin Hall classrooms

Austin Monigold Reporter April 6, 2021

Franklin Hall is using CARES Act funding for technology updates intended to help professors and students connect as smoothly as possible during the transition back to in-person classes and beyond.Kent...

Canvas training

University makes progress on transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 18, 2021

After the announcement of switching the university’s content management system from Blackboard to Canvas, faculty are gaining access to the system and students will be able to do so in the near future. Jim...

Jim Raber is the executive director of Information Services, Educational Technology and Service Management at Kent State University. 

Frye, Raber, head IT department amid online switch

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic caused Kent State and universities alike to switch their face-to-face classes to an online format, which would not have been possible without the likes of Jay Frye and the IT department...

In a 24-hour poll, 228 people voted on the question asking how the coronavirus has affected their opinions of Blackboard. 

University exploring alternative learning management systems

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

Kent State continues its search that began in December for a new learning management system to replace Blackboard Learn.Executive Director of IT Jim Raber and Associate Vice President of Continuing &...

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