In my last post, I looked at the use of Canvas Instructure by the non-Ivy schools (Stanford and Univerity of Indiana) listed next to the Used by 7 Ivy League Schools label on Canvas Instructure’s Investor Presentation.
According to its homepage,
INSTRUCTURE makes software that makes people smarter.
In this post, I search for evidence of the level of use of Canvas by the featured Ivy League schools and whether it is making anyone smarter at these schools.
Harvard: low coverage and low interest
- Transitioned to Canvas from iSites in Fall 2015.
- Few items mention Canvas in the News and Events section for Academic Technology for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.
- Technology that appears to be widely used is Omeka. Thank you Canvas for helping me find a new resource.
Brown: low coverage and low interest
- Teaching And Learning page
- When I searched for “Brown and Canvas”. I did not find much about Canvas, but did find the awesome course: CS100: Data Fluency For All. Thank you Canvas for not being a better place than a website to host this course.
- Canvas is used for the submission of pdf files for homework. Is that a next-gen use?
Dartmouth: low coverage and low interest
Are universities using Canvas for anything besides grading submissions and calendar management?
It seems like we are moving from Moodle, a feature filled
Learning Management Systemto Canvas which seems to be used primarily as a
Content Management System + Calendar App
SSU’s one semester evaluation of a switch from Moodle, a LMS, that 80% of faculty were satisfied with and have used for 10 years to Canvas seems rushed.