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Stories of Change: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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One way to stay at the top is to continually look for ways to get better. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest fully accredited private university system specializing in aerospace and aviation. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report named Embry-Riddle Worldwide as the best online bachelor’s degree in the nation. 

Embry-Riddle had used its previous learning management system (LMS) for many years, but the relationship began to change during system upgrades. Those upgrades took up staffing time and resources and, despite extensive testing, would reveal new issues and halt production. Additionally, faculty said they could not use the previous LMS the way they wanted in their teaching. The university decided to look for something new.

After a considerable evaluation, Embry-Riddle chose Canvas as its new LMS because of usability, system impressions, and current Canvas-user recommendations. Most importantly, the downtime problems and frequent interruptions didn’t happen with Canvas.

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Find out why implementation of Canvas was so smooth and how the change has provided a “dynamic learning environment” that impacts student retention by visiting