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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...

Flashs Food Garden was started in 2017 by Christopher Post of Kent State Stark.

Flash’s Food Garden helping the community one vegetable at a time

Sam Wright Reporter June 30, 2021

Kent State Stark students make a difference by planting fresh vegetables for the community. The Flash’s Food Garden started back in 2017 with a three-week summer class and has been a part of the Stark...

Olson Hall is home to the CCI Commons.

CCI Commons events expanded virtually during COVID-19 semesters

Austin Monigold May 7, 2021

The CCI Commons were adjusted to accommodate students during the past two semesters and typical staples of CCI like RA events, storage for projects and computer availability faced severe changes.The commons...

Map of the path taken for the Black Squirrel 5k. 

Kent State Recreational Services to host annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 9, 2021

After having the event for the past nine years in-person, Kent State will host its annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually this year due to COVID-19.The event will take place April 4 through April 10, and...

Kurahashi book cover

Courtesy of Yuko Kurahashi February 25, 2021

This is the front cover of Yuko Kurahashi's book, “The Interdisciplinary Theatre of Ping Chong,” which focuses on Chong’s contributions to the world of theatre as well as his dedication to challenging...

Biden Migration

Getty Images February 7, 2021

SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS - JANUARY 15: The silhouette of Honduran migrants as they walk at 4:30 a.m. towards the Guatemalan border on January 15, 2021 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The caravan plans to...

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 &...

Search for new learning management system continues

The Learning Management System (LMS) committee published a Request for Proposal (RFP) and received three responses from vendors, one of which could replace the current LMS, Blackboard Learn.The three vendors...

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