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 Teachers’ Lounge holds a repository of resources for coursemasters, 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.

Visit Canvas to access:

  • Handbooks
  • Competency-Based Learning Objectives (CBLO)
  • Course surveys
  • Policies
  • Lecture tutorials
  • IT assistance
  • Teaching links, resources and guidance
  • Course-specific documents, messages and announcements

Currently, Canvas is used only by the MD program.

Log into Canvas

For assistance, contact the Educational Technology and Innovation Unit:

Jason Crustals, MA
Education Technology & Innovation

Rakshitha Rajanna, MS
Education Technology Specialist
Education Technology & Innovation


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.

Currently, Oasis is used only by the MD program.

Log into Oasis

For assistance with Oasis, contact the Office of the Registrar.