Canvas & Blackboard

Canvas & Blackboard

Canvas & Blackboard

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For: Faculty, Students

Log in to Rowan Online/Canvas• Blackboard for CMSRU 
• Blackboard for RowanSOM

Helpful Resources:
Learn about the transition from Blackboard to Canvas in 2020.
Review other how-to articles on Blackboard and Canvas. 

What Do I Get?  

This service provides access to learning management systems to host and access online course materials on nearly any device.

As of fall 2020, all non-medical undergraduate and graduate courses across all campuses with an online component are hosted in Canvas. Please see our Canvas transition site for more information about the switch from Blackboard to Canvas

Why Do I Want It? 

Canvas and Blackboard give students centralized access to online materials for their classes, including readings, lecture video recordings, syllabi, quizzes and videoconferencing.

As part of this service, IRT staff members also assist faculty with administering and creating online courses and course materials.

Who Can Get It?

The service is available to faculty and students.

How Do I Request It?


Faculty should log in to the Rowan Online Portal to request a course shell in Canvas. For help, see our article on requesting course shells

For more information about getting started with Canvas, visit our Canvas transition page

Blackboard for CMSRU/RowanSOM

Faculty and students at CMSRU and RowanSOM are automatically granted access to Blackboard for their campus.


How Can I Access It?  




Log in to Blackboard for RowanSOM


How Do I Get Help With It After I Have It?

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Support Center at 856-256-4400. You can also submit your question in the IRT Support Portal.


CMSRU: Blackboard

Medical students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University may access course materials on Blackboard at

RowanSOM Blackboard

Medical students at RowanSOM and students at GSBS may access course materials on Blackboard at