SALT LAKE CITY, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clark County School District of Nevada announced it has chosen Canvas by Instructure as its new learning platform. The decision is part of a broader effort to align student learning with post-secondary technologies. CCSD is the fifth largest school in the nation, employing more than 15,000 teachers and educating more than 300,000 students annually.
"We're excited to work with CCSD to improve education for their students by using the latest technology," said Brian Whitmer, co-founder and chief product officer at Instructure. "Today more than 350 educational institutions use Canvas everyday to teach students, including many K-12 school districts. We built Canvas to be easy for everyone to use, whether or not they're familiar with technology."
The Canvas learning platform works with more than 100 other online educational applications, including Khan Academy, BrainPOP and YouTube. Schools use Canvas to create a digital learning environment for students. Teachers can create discussions, administer quizzes and post videos as part of a digital curriculum. School administrators can monitor student progress, as well as the effectiveness of classes.
Because Canvas is cloud-based, schools can focus their resources on serving teachers, students and staff, rather than on hosting software and maintaining hardware. Canvas is automatically updated every few weeks without scheduled downtime, so users always have access to the most secure, up-to-date features.
Clark County School District is committed to helping its students develop the skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education. Many Nevada universities and colleges use Canvas to administer courses. To keep learning, visit www.instructure.com.
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