What is it?

Canvas is a web-based learning management system used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access and manage online course learning materials.

How is it used?

Canvas is an open and reliable web-based software that allows institutions to manage digital learning, educators to create and present online learning materials and assess student learning, and students to engage in courses and receive feedback about their learning.

Canvas includes a variety of built-in course creation and management tools that can be customized to create unique and accessible teaching and learning experiences.

Canvas easily connects instructors and students and is used to monitor grades, manage active enrolments and assignment submissions, share course documents, facilitate message correspondence between students and instructors and contain course and institutional syllabus information for all to access.

Some of these are:

  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Modules
  • Quizzes
  • Pages
  • Collaborations
  • Conferences
  • Groups
  • Gradebooks
  • Chat
  • Calendar

Why use it?

Canvas tools enhance the teaching and learning experience, saving more time and effort while allowing greater focus on other priorities.

That can happen as Canvas has:

  • Grading control through the Gradebook that is always available in Canvas and it allows for time-stamped entries, auto graded assignments, instant feedback, annotations and much more.
  • Automated tasks
  • Cloud based course content
  • Inbox messages and conversation to support communication in all courses
  • Calendar features for keeping up with assignments and deadlines
  • Conferencing for synchronous lectures
  • Chat for keeping virtual office hours
  • Collaborative spaces and groups
  • To-Do list on the homepage
  • A very easy interface with adaptable navigation, a dashboard, user profile
  • Accessibility

Who is using it at London Business School?

It is used by several other teams across the School.

How can I access it?

Please contact Digital Learning.

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