New Features and Enhancements Extend the Functionality of the Instructure Learning Platform’s Suite of Learning Management Solutions
SALT LAKE CITY, October 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Structure today announced enhancements to many of the solutions that make up the industry-leading Instructure learning platform at its annual conference InstructureCon educational event. Canvas LMS, the market-leading learning management system used by 30 million teachers and students in 70 countries, introduces updates to popular features like Discussions, Canvas for Elementary and Templates courses. 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’ve solicited over the past year from our customers has flowed right back into the Instructure learning platform, and Canvas is at the very heart of that platform,” said Mitch Benson, product manager for Instructure. “This year at InstructureCon, we’re once again building on that longstanding 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 education technology spend.”
Canvas LMS is the market share leader in K-12 higher and paid education. Canvas is a fully SaaS learning environment that streamlines interaction and builds strong relationships between teachers and students, whether in the physical, blended or fully online classroom. Updates include:
Discussions enables interactive communication between two or more people, where users can participate in a conversation with an entire class or group. Discussions has just completed a redesign that introduces an improved conversation flow and updated features, such as @mentions, to modernize and streamline the environment for teachers and students. Find out more in our Community Update.
Canvas for the primary is an important set of account-enabled features introduced into June 2021 based on educator feedback and designed to make Canvas LMS more accessible to young learners. The streamlined, highly visual interface more closely mirrors the elementary classroom, helping focus and orient pre-emerging and emerging readers on any device. Canvas for Elementary introduces several new features: button builders to provide even more visual cues, parental support to strengthen communication with families, expanded mobile support to improve the experience on all devices, and flow improvements feedback to improve student achievement. Find out more in our Elemental Community Update Canvas.
Course templates allows institutions to deploy custom templates for all new courses created in Canvas LMS. The new update helps provide a consistent user experience for teachers and students when navigating between courses in a department or organization and ensures that all core materials are included in each new course. Find out more in our Course Template Community Update.
Studio Canvas provides a robust set of tools for creating, delivering, and managing interactive digital learning experiences. It allows the creation of audio and video content, video discussions, integrated quizzes, etc., to stimulate interaction and participation. Recent enhancements include Chromebook support, admin analytics, annotations, and improved accessibility 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, allowing schools to host online, professional development, and community courses and programs. Upcoming enhancements to 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. Coming later this year is a new shopping cart, the ability to buy 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 K-12 (formerly EesySoft) helps schools improve the use of their extensive set of educational tools and ensure they get the best results for each. It provides insightful dashboards, dynamic reports, and personalized in-app messaging to allow teachers, students, and families to focus more on teaching and learning, and less on navigating new technologies . Impact is currently available for colleges and universities, and will soon be available for K-12 customers. To learn more, join the webinar Impact for K-12: Maximizing the adoption of Canvas LMS for more effective teaching and learning to October 20.
Instructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of education, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports over 30 million teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more about www.instructure.com.
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