SALT LAKE CITY, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure (NYSE: INST), the open online learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, announced today that as the fastest growing LMS in K–121 its platform continues to be chosen by large and innovative districts across the country. Crediting its growth to a heightened demand for intuitive and easily integrated software that supports evidence-based teaching activities, Canvas has recently expanded its customers to include some of the nation's top K–12 districts.
"At Canvas, our goal is to build world-class software that empowers everyone in the learning process, especially the student. We believe personal and relevant learning experiences, powered by unobtrusive technology, lead to improved academic results and student confidence," said Hilary Scharton, head of Canvas K–12 product at Instructure. "Our technology provides school districts with capabilities they can't find anywhere else. We're thrilled to see so many innovative schools adopt our platform."
States and districts select Canvas' award-winning platform after a rigorous evaluation process that considers ease of use, change management, seamless interoperability, robust tools, flexibility and overall support for student achievement. Districts choose Canvas over free and legacy paid systems because of these features, best-in-class native mobile apps and Canvas' focus on post-implementation support.
"One of the ways Canvas stands out is by providing unequaled service," said Scharton. "We focus on what districts need after they sign a contract, not only to integrate with other systems, but also in their rollout to faculty and students. We've seen even the most change-averse stakeholders rapidly adopt Canvas due to our unique blend of deployment and readiness resources and responsive experts."
Many districts are leaving their legacy systems or replacing free "light" LMS software with Canvas, but of particular interest are the large district migrations such as:
Orange County Public Schools (OCPS)
Canvas replaced Florida's Orange County Public Schools' status-quo LMS software. Available on any device with internet access, Canvas provides Orange County Public Schools' 200,000 students and their parents mobile access to learning materials and grades for each subject and/or class. After witnessing dozens of other Florida institutions select Canvas, the school district chose the LMS in support of their 1:1 initiatives.
San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)
In a quick implementation, Canvas serves San Diego Unified School District's 100,000 students and teachers. When vetting LMS platforms for selection, the district's administrators were attracted to Canvas' ease of use, ease of integration and expansive features and tools.
"Our previous system closed down and our number one priority was getting a new system implemented as soon as possible for the benefit of our faculty and students," said Michelle Sullivan, Ed Tech Resource Teacher for SDUSD. "Canvas immediately impressed us with its rapid implementation time, its ability to integrate with our other district platforms and the ease of access and usability for staff and students."
Austin Independent School District (AISD)
Canvas helps AISD's 83,000 students get the most out of their education by offering robust learning tools they weren't receiving with their previous LMS program. With Canvas as a partner, AISD can leverage its cutting-edge technology as a learning positioning system that helps streamline the delivery of digital curricula.
This K–12 growth comes amid new innovations for Canvas, including the Canvas Parent app, a first-of-its-kind mobile app for parents that offers an on-demand view of their children's academic progress, and the industry's first mobile annotation capability for students. To learn more, please visit https://www.CanvasLMS.com/.
Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K–12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at www.Instructure.com.
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1 Educational Technology Trends, State of the K-12 Market 2016 Report, published by MDR.
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