For regular campus-based courses you should use the default Learning Management System, which is Canvas. If you want to serve different types of learners, or a very large and diverse group, you might want to see if other systems can fit your purpose better. A complete online learning experience should be as rich as "normal" learning. Designing a a proper online learning experience is not a trivial task. The TELT team can help and advise you with this.
Learning activities should be designed with the capabilities of the intended platform in mind. Different platforms and tools have different capabilities. And therefore should be carefully chosen, based on your situation and criteria. Experience, audience and time are some of the aspects that influence the choice for a specific platform or tool.
A lot of confusion exists when it comes to the term MOOC (massive open online course). There is a distinction between a MOOC and other types of online courses. In time, experience and audience. On this page we address solutions for both.