30 June 2019
Good bye Fronter - WELCOME Canvas
The University of St.Gallen places great emphasis on high-quality and innovative teaching. We also want to achieve the same standard in our virtual teaching environment. Innovative digital teaching formats call for the use of a modern, contemporary and intuitive learning platform that supports the flexible use of digital tools. After an extensive evaluation period that involved all stakeholders including the Students' Union, we are delighted to upgrade to «Canvas», a powerful, user-friendly and mobile platform that has become the market leader within a few years thanks to the latest technology and ent-to-end interoperability. The introduction of the new StudyNet platform will be done in stages to fully prepare students and faculty for the new teaching and learning experience.
For further information about the transition period, please go to the Faculty section.
Timeline - implementation process
2015 - 2018
Pilot Run and Call for Tenders,
which "Canvas" by Instructure won
OCT 1 2018
Implementation Studynet 3.0 ("Canvas") and end-of-pilot run for "ItsLearning".
Stage 1 (Early Adopters)
Start StudyNet 3.0 ("Canvas")
with selected courses.
30 June 2019 - Cut-off date for old StudyNet ("Fronter") platform
Study and course materials on old platform must be saved to local drive before 30 June
Stage 2 (University Launch)
All courses on StudyNet 3.0.
Stage 3 (Expansion)
Integration of additional tools and services.