My name is Tuyet Corson, and I’ve studied at all different kinds of schools. Each was unique in its own way of teaching, but two of the five schools that I’ve attended have used the Canvas learning management system (LMS).
I also have learning disabilities, so education has been hard for me in many ways. I need to have plans, schedules, and everything at my reach in order for me to enjoy what I am doing and to get the most from my education. Canvas has done this for me. Canvas gives me the resources to get in touch with my teachers and have easy access to finding the work I need to get done without it being too complicated.
As a student, Canvas has empowered how I learn and how I am able to schedule my time so that school doesn't take over.
The one feature that I use the most is the Calendar, where I am able to see all my assignments at once. Teachers also don’t get the excuses about students (not) handing work in because they set a due date to track it. Teachers can also set up Quizzes and give students immediate feedback or see what they’ve missed and respond before final grades. We all want to avoid late assignments, but students can still use it to their advantage, like the “What-If” Grades. Teachers should use this feature because it makes class more productive and gets people to do the work.
As a student, Canvas has empowered how I learn and how I am able to schedule my time so that school doesn't take over. Stress really hurts students—especially when you are not getting all the information that you need. Now I’m motivated to show other students and teachers how to use Canvas and the ways it can help them.
You can watch Canvas demonstrations from myself and other presenters at the ISTE EdTech Conference. Look for the Canvas booth #2124.
Student, Emerson College (Boston, Massachusetts)