SALT LAKE CITY, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure, the open learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, will now offer Open Badges through Badgr as a native feature in Canvas. Badgr is an achievement recognition and tracking system built by Concentric Sky that is used to issue, organize and share Open Badges. This feature, announced today at InstructureCon, will give educators a robust, scalable and feature-rich platform for badging.
"We want to give all educators the opportunity to implement outcomes-based learning with micro-credentials and badges," said Jared Stein, vice president of higher education strategy at Instructure. "By offering Badgr to all Canvas users, it becomes much easier for anyone to try it."
With Badgr now native to Canvas, teachers can effortlessly create badges within Canvas, and associate those badges with the completion of modules in their course. Teachers will be able to easily see the progress of students in their course and export badging data. Additionally, students can view a privacy-protected class leaderboard to see how they compare to their classmates. As part of this change, all Canvas users currently using Canvabadges will be migrated to Badgr.
"The education landscape is changing quickly, and it's more important than ever that students can show the skills and abilities they've mastered," said Wayne Skipper, founder and CEO of Concentric Sky. "With Badgr now available for all users of Canvas, teachers and students have a host of new options for achieving and demonstrating student success."
Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools and services that teachers need and students want. As the most usable, customizable, adaptable and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. So, in the end, investing in 21st-century education technology actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it's supposed to). Learn more about Canvas at 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, Gauge, Arc 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 3,000 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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