Using CatCourses

What is CatCourses?

CatCourses is the UCMerced branded name for the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). It replaces CROPS as the LMS for UCMerced.

"What is Canvas?"

Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) offered by a third party vendor, Instructure. CatCourses is the UCMerced branding of the Canvas LMS we are using.

There are three types of sites and their associated tools within CatCourses:

  • course sites: for course management
  • portfolio sites: for creating, viewing, and evaluating electronic portfolios

How do I access CatCourses?

While you can access CROPS through the UC Merced portal, the most direct way is the CatCourses. Doing so will allow you to have the maximum amount of room on your monitor to work with.

Catcourses Training Sessions

Designing your Course

Help Guide 

  • An online help guide for CatCourses is online.