LMS (Learning Management Systems)

Web-based Course management system for interaction with students in an asynchronous environment, that allows students to access files, complete assignments, check grades, take quizzes and chat with other students in participating courses from any location.

Blackboard Learn

CSU has a systemwide contract (ending on June 2016) with Blackboard that also allows for additional services for Blackboard campus usage according to campus needs. Every two Fridays, representatives from the Chancellor’s Office and from CSU campuses meet with Blackboard support and account representatives to review the tickets submitted throughout the system, focusing on those that are still unresolved. This is an opportunity to identify trends in the support tickets that are submitted, and to work with Blackboard to address them with a system-wide strategy. To submit input to that system-wide group, please send an email to JP Bayard at jpbayard@calstate.edu.

Each month, campus representatives hold a Blackboard Common Interest Group (CIG) meeting online to discuss the state of the LMS at various campuses. The meeting takes place on the third Thursday of the month, at 9am, on Collaborate. To access the monthly CIG, please contact Terry Smith (terry.smith@csueastbay.edu).

CSU Campuses Using Blackboard Learn: Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, Stanislaus

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The California State University Moodle Common Interest Group (CIG) invites those interested to participate in monthly webinars topical subjects related to the Moodle Open Source Learning Management System. You may access the meeting archives or contact Andrew Roderick (roderick@sfsu.edu) if interested in participating on the third Tuesday of the month from 9-10a.

List of CSU Campuses Using Moodle: Fullerton, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Sonoma



San José State University has adopted the Canvas learning management system, with the goals of allowing faculty and students to configure their notification options to integrate with services such as Facebook, Twitter, text messaging and more.

Desire To Learn D2L


California State University, Long Beach has adopted Desire2Learn as their e-learning management system.

Other Related LMS Tools



Software that allows the offline creation of exams and quizzes that can then be uploaded directly to Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn, eCollege, or provided on paper. Respondus makes the creation of quiz questions (of various types) easy, as well as the uploading to the LMS. Respondus is a Windows only product. The CSU holds a system-wide contract with the following campus participating:Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Stanislaus


Allows instructors to create custom lessons for the LMS by combining their own materials with learning content, including personalized content, embedded assessment, and interactivity. Participating campuses: Long Beach, Sacramento