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5 Reasons to Use Canvas LMS in the (Physical) Classroom

With the new school year approaching and students and teachers across the country returning to the physical classroom, the ongoing use of technology will play an important role in a seamless back-to-school-transition. According to our recent State of Teaching and Learning in K-12 Education research study, 81% of educators believe that technology will become increasingly important in teaching and learning moving forward, with 67% agreeing that remote learning will impact everyday classroom practices in the future. As you prepare to head back to school, here are are six reasons use Canvas to drive in-person learning.

Build a foundation for digital learning

With intuitive features and hundreds of integrations, using Canvas LMS as a centralized hub for learning means all online learning tools are connected in one location. Teachers can focus on instruction and students focus on learning the content, not the technology. Canvas provides the tools and space needed for teachers, students, and parents to stay connected while helping students of all ages build digital literacy that will benefit them throughout their lives. 

Capitalize on last year’s investments

During the pandemic, investment in educational technology—both software and devices—was essential. Districts should capitalize on these investments by continuing the use of technology as a consistent foundation for all teaching and learning. Teachers can leverage and build upon the work they did to move their materials and instruction online. Districts may continue to offer hybrid or flex models, digital learning days, or fully remote options to students moving forward.

Differentiate instruction in and out of the classroom

Students are likely to have a wide range of learning needs when they return this fall. Canvas LMS makes it easier to differentiate learning paths, even in the physical classroom. Students gain autonomy to access instructional content on their own, whether they need to go back or move ahead in their learning.

Invest in hybrid as the new normal

Although many schools will return to face-to-face learning, hybrid learning is here to stay. The continued use of an LMS means students stay engaged, parents stay informed and learning can continue, both in and outside the classroom. Teachers can supplement classroom activities with technology to ensure students can learn at their own pace, and students can easily access materials from anywhere, whether they are simply absent or need to transition to remote learning.

Meet students’ and parents’ needs

An LMS supports teachers in delivering learning experiences that support diverse learners and multiple learning styles—anywhere, anytime. Now more than ever, students and parents are open to online and blended learning and have adopted the tech tools that allow everyone to stay connected, organized, and on the same page. In fact, our study showed that 64% of parents report a more positive opinion towards online learning than they did before the pandemic. 

Interested in learning more?

Download 40 Ways to use Canvas LMS in the Classroom and get actionable tips and tricks from educators who use Canvas to drive in-person learning.

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