Carleton will be upgrading our learning management system, cuLearn, from version 3.1.12 to 3.6.3 this weekend. The upgrade will create a clean, modern interface with many useful improvements to the existing functionality.

While we complete this upgrade, cuLearn will be unavailable starting at noon on Friday, May 3 until 7 a.m. on Monday, May 6. There will be no impact to any content contained within cuLearn.

For instructors with E-Grades submissions due during the cuLearn outage, an extension has been granted and submissions will instead be due on Monday May 6th.

Some changes you can look forward to are:

  • An updated look with improved navigation
  • Automatic creation of lab/tutorial groups
  • Fewer blocks and less clutter on your course page
  • Built-in audio recording anywhere the text editor appears
  • Specified assignment file types for student assignment uploads
  • Kaltura Capture media server integration
  • Gradebook exports that match the column order of E-grades uploads
  • A hidden course total column by default in the grader report

You can find the latest information about the changes, including screenshots of the new interface, on the cuLearn support site.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, instructors please email and students please