SALT LAKE CITY, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Instructure today announced enhancements to many solutions that make up the industry-leading Instructure learning platform at its annual conference InstructureCon educational event. Canvas LMS, the industry-leading learning management system used by 30 million teachers and students in 70 countries, introduces updates to popular features such as Discussions, Canvas for Elementary, and Templates. Classes. The announcement also includes innovations for Canvas Studio and Canvas Catalog, as well as a preview of Canvas’s integration with the new Impact by Instructure for K-12, which will be released on October 18. To register for InstructureCon 2021, go to https://www.instructure.com/events/instructurecon21/registration.
“The feedback we solicited from our clients over the past year has been fed directly into the Instructure learning platform, and Canvas is at the heart of that platform,” said Mitch benson, product manager for Instructure. “This year at InstructureCon, we are once again reinforcing that long-standing commitment by delivering innovations that support educators and students, from streamlining the user experience for young learners to introducing new solutions that help districts maximize their spending on edtech. “
LMS canvas is the market share leader in higher education and paid Kindergarten to Grade 12. Canvas is a fully SaaS learning environment that streamlines interaction and builds strong relationships between teachers and students, whether in the physical, coeducational, or fully online classroom. Updates include:
Debates enables interactive communication between two or more people, where users can participate in a conversation with a class or an entire group. Discussions just completed a redesign that introduces improved conversation flow and updated features, such as @mentions, to modernize and streamline the environment for teachers and students. Find out more in our Discussions Community update.
Elementary canvas is an important set of account capabilities introduced in June 2021 based on teacher feedback and designed to make Canvas LMS more accessible to young learners. The streamlined, highly visual interface more closely mirrors the elementary classroom, providing focus and orienting pre-emerging and emerging readers on any device. Canvas for Elementary introduces several new features: button creators to provide even more visual cues, parent support to strengthen communication with families, extended mobile support to improve the experience on all devices, and flow improvements. feedback to improve student performance. Find out more in our Canvas for updating the elementary community.
Course templates allows institutions to deploy custom templates for all new courses created in Canvas LMS. The new update helps deliver a consistent user experience for teachers and students as they navigate courses in a department or organization and will ensure all core materials are included with every new course. Find out more in our Update of the course template community.
Canvas studio provides a robust set of tools for creating, delivering and managing interactive digital learning experiences. It enables the creation of audio and video content, video discussions, built-in quizzes, etc., to stimulate interaction and participation. Recent enhancements include Chromebook support, admin scan, annotations, and accessibility improvements with WCAG 2.1 support. Find out more in our Canvas Studio community update.
Canvas catalog is a customizable catalog system and branded marketplace, seamlessly integrated with Canvas LMS, enabling schools to host online, professional development and community courses and programs. The upcoming enhancements to the Canvas catalog build on the need to support an emerging population of non-traditional learners, streamlining its functionality to meet the changing needs of educational institutions. Later this year, a new shopping cart, the ability to purchase courses in bulk, and integration with the Stripe payment gateway. Learn more about the solution in our Canvas catalog community update.
NEW Impact by Instructure for Kindergarten to Grade 12 (formerly EesySoft) helps schools improve the use of their extensive set of educational tools and ensure they get the best results for everyone. It provides insightful dashboards, dynamic reports, and integrated personalized messaging to allow teachers, students and families to focus more on teaching and learning, and less on using new technologies. Impact is currently available for colleges and universities, and will soon be available for K-12 clients. To learn more, join the webinar K-12 Impact: Maximize LMS Canvas Adoption for More Effective Teaching and Learning to 20 october.
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