Learning Management & Course Administration Systems
The Washington University MD Program uses two online systems to manage complementary aspects of the teaching and learning experience. In short:
Canvas is used by instructors and students to manage specific sections of courses. Additionally, the Faculty Lounge holds a repository of resources for course directors, including handbooks, policies, and CBLO.
OASIS is used for course scheduling, rosters, record keeping, students’ draft calendars and patient logs, curriculum tracking, and other administrative tasks.
Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that manages course-specific events and communications, such as lectures, assignments, messages, and study sessions. Canvas also includes elements such as:
- Syllabi and specific instructor-based course requirements
- Competency-Based Learning Objectives (CBLO)
- Course surveys
- Lecture tutorials
- IT assistance
- Teaching links, resources, and guidance
- Course-specific documents, messages and announcements
For assistance with MD Program Canvas, contact OMSEedtech@wustl.edu.
Note: MD Program Canvas is supported by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) Educational Technology and Innovation Unit. If you take courses outside of the MD Program, you may also need to access MyCanvas. For support with MyCanvas, contact WUSMmycanvas@wustl.edu.
OASIS is a web-based application that facilitates our medical student scheduling, record keeping, and curriculum tracking. The system provides real-time access to course rosters and basic student and course-focused information, including patient logs, students’ draft calendars, and course management forms. OASIS also links to the Canvas LMS. OASIS is used only by the MD Program at Washington University.
For assistance with OASIS, contact the Office of the Registrar.