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Canvas at OEB 2019: HE Guide to choosing a learning management platform

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As many universities address learning management systems that no longer meet the evolving needs of their institutions and their constituents, it makes sense to consider a framework that goes beyond the scope of the LMS.


A Learning Management Platform should deliver an open, extensible learning ecosystem that allows institutions to build the digital learning environment that solves the unique challenges they face. But before committing to a new learning management platform, universities have some serious homework to do.

Ensuring that a prospective platform aligns with institutional goals, technology infrastructure, and the requirements of an entire learning community—from faculty and administrators to traditional and non-traditional learners alike—will increase the likelihood of a successful implementation, and ultimately, elevate teaching and learning. On the other hand, a hastily chosen learning management platform may inhibit technology adoption, fragment users, restrict further integration, and diminish your return on investment.

Drawing on the experiences of higher education institutions, this buyer’s guide summarises key considerations for choosing a platform. It provides recommendations for understanding how a platform works, and for engaging with a vendor to learn how the company’s products, services, and vision will translate into teaching and learning success for users. Finally, it serves as a hands-on resource for developing a comprehensive learning management platform evaluation built on consensus and organised with a timeline.

Join the session ‘How to Boost Student Satisfaction Rating to A Whopping 98.6 Percent by Using Blended Learning and the "Learning By Doing" Pedagogy’ on Friday, 29 Nov at Time 11:30 – 12:00 in Room Pavillon Theatre 1.

The team behind the Canvas Learning Management Platform is at at OEB stand C25.

About Canvas

Open, intuitive, and born in the cloud, Canvas is the most usable and reliable learning management platform available today. Canvas unites and streamlines the content and tools teachers need and students want, transforming the learning experience. See how Canvas makes teaching and learning easier for everyone at


Stephanie Liosatos
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