Known for its academic excellence, De La Salle University (DLSU) in the Philippines is committed to seeking technological innovations that facilitate, manage, and deliver outstanding e-learning programmes. 

Digital tools are very important at the university. However, the usage rate of its previous learning management system (LMS) was very low because students and professors used different technology tools. The University was concerned about the difficulty to properly monitor all of these various systems. Administrators wanted a new, standardised university-wide digital platform to unify all teaching and learning in one central place. 

In January 2019, DLSU announced that it had chosen Canvas as its standardised LMS and the engine that would drive the University’s new digital platform AnimoSpace and RevEd, what it calls a “path-breaking post-K12 curriculum”.

Another consideration in deciding to go with Canvas was that many senior high school students in the Philippines and colleges within DLSU were already using Canvas. Providing this consistency for students was a key differentiator.

“Serving as the platform for blended learning, Canvas has allowed wider access and flexibility of student learning. It has made learning more pedagogically rich, personal and time effective.”

—Dr. Jasper Vincent Q. Alontaga

Associate Director, Academic Support for Instructional Services and Technology 

Read the full case study for the LMS evaluation rubric that DLSU used when it chose Canvas, the role of the Canvas Customer Success team, and how De La Salle faculty members are finding new ways to help their teaching.