Canvas replaces Blackboard as a digital learning environment of the UvA as of 1 September 2018. Teachers are now working hard to prepare all courses. Check whether your courses are already in Canvas. Log in on canvas.uva.nl with your UvANetID.
In Canvas's help-function you will find the very short course Canvas for UvA students. This course contains 5 tips for the use of Canvas.
Canvas also has an app. Select University of Amsterdam from the list of schools.
As of 1 September 2018 you can no longer find your new courses in Blackboard. This means that after 31 August 2018 23:59, no further changes can be made in Blackboard. As part of this transitional period, students and lecturers will have access to Blackboard during the 2018-2019 academic year to view materials from older courses.