SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure (NYSE: INST), the open online learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, announced today that eight of the top 20 online bachelor programs use Canvas as their LMS of choice. This news comes from the recently published U.S. News & World Report list of the Top 20 Bachelor's Degree Programs for Online Students in 2017.
Canvas users named to the U.S. News & World Report top 20 list include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, New England Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Utah State University and University of Florida.
"It makes us proud that Canvas is effective for the fully online programs offered by some of the best schools in the nation," said Jared Stein, vice president of higher education at Canvas. "Online learning opens up access to higher education to a broad and diverse swath of the population, and we love that our partner institutions are committed to every student's success within and beyond their academic program."
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide was ranked No. 1 in the report and uses Canvas for its 23,000 online students. Embry-Riddle leverages cutting-edge technology and world-class educators to offer programs for any lifestyle. Because of Embry-Riddle's flexibility, earning a bachelor's degree is a viable option for students around the world who are working, raising a family, serving in the military or hoping to change careers. Canvas' mobile-friendly technology helps these students learn at their convenience and on any device with an internet connection. Together, Embry-Riddle and Canvas afford thousands of students the flexibility they need to successfully complete their degrees.
"It's an honor to be recognized as No. 1 by such a prestigious publication. At Embry-Riddle, we strive to provide the best education possible, and I'm very proud of our faculty for all the effort they've put into realizing this goal," said Dr. Jason M. Ruckert, vice chancellor of online education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Worldwide. "We couldn't deliver our top-of-class educational courses and programs without the help of Canvas' powerful technology. Through Canvas, faculty and students have quick and easy access to any course at any time, and the LMS has truly empowered them to take education to the next level."
Canvas is also the LMS for seven of the top 10 institutions, nearly half of the top 50 (24 out of 50), and 46 of the top 100 in the National Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
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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