What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?
A learning management system is a software application or web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process. Typically, a learning management system provides an instructor with a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance.
What do I get with Canvas?
- Student-centered learning with anytime, anywhere access to learning materials
- Differentiate learning with multiple learning paths
- Digital workflow solution; efficient and streamlined way to manage student learning
- Facilitate blended learning with an online platform
How can I use Canvas in my classroom?
- Communication Tool:
- Teachers can use the announcement and real-time calendar feature for students and parents.
- Paperless classroom:
- Teachers can upload files to Canvas for anytime, anywhere access and create digital assignments and quizzes.
- Empower Student Collaboration:
- One of my favorite features of Canvas is the ability for student collaboration. With Canvas, a teacher can create student groups, participate in class discussions, and have student offer peer reviews on assignments.
- Gather Formative Assessment and Feedback:
- Canvas has a grading feature for assignments, discussions and quizzes through Speed Grader. The most powerful tool is the video feedback feature for teachers and students.
- Integrate Web Tools that You Already Use:
- What web tools do you currently use as a teacher? Google Docs? Google Slides? Nearpod? ThingLink? Padlet? EDpuzzle? Smore? Tackk?
- If the web tool has a share link or an embed code, you can add that link or embed that page to your Canvas course.
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What is learning management system (LMS)? - Definition from WhatIs.com. (2016). SearchCIO. Retrieved 13 April 2016, from http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/learning-management-system