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A while ago, I sent out an email asking our users to tell us their Canvas story, with no idea of what I was going to get back. I received some amazing responses about who's using Canvas and how they're using it to push the boundaries of teaching and learning. That kind of stuff gets us all really excited to deliver an even better user experience.  

Of the many stories I received, one of them jumped out at me. It was the story of a department at Bellevue College that developed a program to help their autistic students. The program is called Autism Spectrum Navigators.  

April is Autism Awareness Month. I know many of our customers and employees (myself included) are involved in the autism community. When we heard about this program, many of us were interested to hear more about autistic kids in college and how Canvas could help them. And I wasn't disappointed after meeting with these amazing teachers.

I think you'll agree that it's a pretty awesome story. Here it is:

Bellevue Video

This story lit up the proverbial light bulb above my head. It helped me see how, by leveraging the flexibility of Canvas in conjunction with its ease of use, the students are able to find success where it didn't (and maybe even couldn't) exist before.

We love your stories. They motivate us. They drive us in providing a better product.

We've chosen to highlight this story on our homepage. We're working with several more of our institutions to share their stories as well. You'll see many of them showing up soon. If you have a story to share about how Canvas has helped you improve your teaching and learning, in any shape or size, I'd love to hear it and share it.

Keep learning,
Matt