SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure has announced a new learning management system (LMS) contract with The Georgia Institute of Technology, to support global learners and educators for both residential and online courses.
Beginning with a small group of courses in Fall 2017, Georgia Tech will begin the transition away from their current learning management system and will implement Canvas in residential and virtual courses as well as non-credit, professional education, and lifelong learning opportunities. This implementation is planned to begin on a large scale in Spring 2018 and will reach completion by Spring 2019.
Over a two-year period, the Office of the Provost at Georgia Tech conducted an in-depth learning management system review process in which faculty, staff, administration, and students evaluated and provided feedback on a number of products. Educational technology provider Canvas by Instructure was selected as the primary vendor by Georgia Tech for its new learning management system.
The platform provides a cloud hosting solution, an open API, mobile applications, and the possibility of future software add-ons. Canvas can provide a flexible infrastructure for educational growth as Georgia Tech continues to expand, digitize, and diversify its educational offerings.
"Canvas exists to make the learning process better and more efficient for students and faculty alike," said Jared Stein, vice president of Canvas higher education product and strategy at Instructure. "We're thrilled to help Georgia Tech improve student outcomes and maximize their students' learning potential."
About The Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation's leading research universities -- a university that embraces change while continually creating the next. The next generation of leaders. The next breakthrough startup company. The next life-saving medical treatment.
Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically-based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Computing, Design, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.
About Instructure 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, 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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