Canvas + Studio Product Demo


In this product demo video, we will be showcasing the powerful features and capabilities of the Canvas Learning Management System, which is the foundation of the Instructure Learning Platform. Whether you're a student, teacher, or part of an educational institution, Canvas offers a comprehensive digital learning hub designed to enhance teaching, learning, and student success.

Watch now to explore the key themes of the student perspective, teacher perspective, and institutional/organisation features within Canvas. Let's dive in and discover how Canvas can revolutionise your learning experience.

Video Transcript
The Instructure Learning platform is underpinned by the Canvas Learning Management System and is designed to deliver teaching, learning and student success through an open, extensible digital learning hub. Today, we'll be demonstrating the features of our learning management system Canvas. The dashboard is the first screen a user sees when they log in to Canvas. It appears as a simple interface that's easy to use with links to access what you need quickly. Individual users can personalize the interface with their course cards and select personal notification settings. Students can access recent feedback and easily track their to do list right from the initial dashboard page.

Or they can switch to planner view to see upcoming course requirements. There, students can sync all important dates to an external calendar app. The navigation menu remains consistent throughout the user experience. With one click access to courses, groups, page history, and much more. Within a course, the homepage can be set to display recent announcements and provide quick links to content modules.

Within the modules, teachers can scaffold content and assessment to meet individual learning needs. Canvas pages enable you to add a variety of content such as video, files, text, and external content using Canvas' LTI integration. The marker's done button facilitates progression throughout a module, and institutions can also monitor address via the results from an assessment or simply viewing a particular item. Selecting next navigates to the following content item in a module. Teachers can set up formative and as learning assessments in a video quiz and provide immediate feedback to students based on their results.

Assessment discussions encourage student collaboration with peers and teachers alike When it comes to assessment, canvas quizzes provides various interactive content and question types Assignment submissions are seamless and enable students to leverage familiar tools, such as rubrics, text annotation and file uploads with submissions possible via their Google Drive or OneDrive. With our top rated mobile apps, Canvas has made it easy for students to engage on the go. They can sync their Canvas calendar to their preferred external calendar access their content, and submit assessments directly within the app or a tool of their choice, such as Microsoft Word. Annotating documents and assessments is made easy with canvases inbuilt features, an Apple pencil or your finger can mark up documents on the go. Students can also record media, video or audio from their device, and use inbuilt voice to capabilities.

Notifications provide reminders on assessments, and students can review and respond to past and present feedback without leaving the Canvas app. Teachers and assessors can leverage the dedicated teacher app to monitor and communicate with students in bulk. They can navigate to an assignment and message the students that haven't yet submitted. Each of the students will receive the message in a BCC style notification. Teachers can also access the SpeedGrader tool from mobile to efficiently assess student submissions.

Speed grader can also display similarity reports if plagiarism tools are integrated. Grading student work and providing feedback is seamless using the rubrics, annotation tools, and comment library. Feedback can take on many forms, including audio, video, and file uploads. And this feedback is sent directly to the student. Teachers even have the ability to select student context cards to monitor progress from the palms of their hands.

As grading is simplified This minimizes double handling of results and saves time and energy, leaving more time to focus on what matters most, student learning, Within the web application, teachers can also access SpeedGrader and other associated tools Submission history and prior feedback is all accessible on one page. Teachers can access the same feedback options has demonstrated from the teacher app, including comment libraries, voice to text, video, and file uploads. The grade book interface shown is a combined view of all assessments across the course. These columns are automatically populated saving time, and reducing the effort required to manage this process. Teachers can view at a glance the submission status of those within their class or section, seeing who is late, not submitted, or resubmitted with the easily identifiable colored cells.

These results are automatically populated from the graded rubric and can be defined by a grading scheme relevant to your sector. High distinction, complete, incomplete, point score, a to e, or satisfactory, not satisfactory. Shown typically in the vocational education space. The engaging module structure of canvas modules determined by teachers and designers provides a clean user experience and also supports the differentiation of learning. Master paths supports differentiation based on scores obtained in a diagnostic assessment.

This learning path displayed to the student based on their results is set up by the teacher. Teachers have the ability to provide choice to the student or determine what they need to complete for each of the criteria. Institutions can also leverage Canvas module completion criteria to control access to or the release of content using our prerequisites and requirements interface. The requirements can be set to view an item, submit an assignment, or score a certain point value. Assessments can take on many forms through quizzing, peer review, annotated assignments, or integrating third party tools directly in the assessment.

Plagiarism tools can be easily integrated into the assessment of your choice and due date differentiation is made easy, allowing a user specific extension, or a differentiated due date for a given cohort. Content creation is simplified with Canvas' intuitive, rich content editor. You can leverage these toolbar links to access course and online files or images. There is an equation tool, an icon maker, and the ability to access over four hundred and fifty applications without having to leave Canvas. Accessibility is at the forefront with the inbuilt tools shown here.

Canvas Studio turns one way passive video into inclusive participatory engagement, Studio provides a set of tools for creating and delivering interactive digital learning experiences, which give insights captioning, and quiz overlay to improve the engagement and learning experiences for your students. You can upload or record a video from your device, from YouTube or Vimeo, or record directly from your screen or webcam. Studio also allows you to curate multiple videos into collections for reuse within any canvas course. Users can edit recorded media directly from within studio and cut and trim various parts of the video without external editing tools, Course analytics allows a teacher to gain valuable insights in how students are progressing accessing and participating within the course materials. The interface supports ease of monitoring and allows impactful interventions to occur through the flexible messaging tool.

There is the ability to gauge effectiveness of content viewed and engaged with Teachers can monitor participation trends, prompt or reward student participation, access student engagement trends reports, and monitor online attendance based on the criteria set, all within the interface. Canvas' robust content management strategies support your teaching and administration teams to create once and use multiple times. Select a strategy, or a combination of strategies to increase your organizational effectiveness. For centralized management, Canvas Blueprint supports a parent template with lockable content, which can be associated to one or more courses beneath. Any updates completed at the parent can be synchronized to the associated courses in a few simple steps.

For consistency in course design, our template functionality can be applied across your account. This will prevent users or designers starting out with a blank canvas and harness your preference for page design and or navigation look and feel. More than one template can be created based on your needs. Canvas commons is our learning object repository providing access to global and institutionally specific content based on the parameters set by you. Users can simply apply filters to quickly access their preference of content.

All content can be viewed and reviewed prior to being imported into a course. Teachers and designers can also quickly share content within the interface without having to look through emails using this send to feature and copy to various courses the user may be enrolled in. Unlock more powerful features of canvas and get in touch with one of our experts today for a custom tailored walk through.

The video will discuss the features and capabilities of the Canvas Learning Management System within the Instructure Learning Platform.

The first theme focuses on the student perspective:

  • The dashboard provides a user-friendly interface with quick access to necessary links.
  • Students can personalise their interface, access feedback, track to-do lists, and sync important dates to external calendars.
  • The navigation menu offers easy access to courses, groups, and more.
  • Teachers can scaffold content and assessments to meet individual learning needs.
  • Canvas Pages allow various content types, including videos, files, and external content integration.
  • Assessments, quizzes, and discussions promote student collaboration and immediate feedback.
  • Mobile apps provide on-the-go engagement, calendar syncing, content access, and submission capabilities.

The second theme focuses on the teacher perspective:

  • The dedicated teacher app enables bulk communication and monitoring of student progress.
  • SpeedGrader facilitates efficient assessment with features like similarity reports.
  • Rubrics, annotation tools, and comment libraries simplify grading and providing feedback.
  • The web application also offers access to SpeedGrader and associated tools, submission history, and feedback options.
  • The gradebook provides a combined view of assessments, with easy identification of submission status.

Canvas Modules:

  • Modules offer an engaging and differentiated learning experience.
  • "Mastery paths" allow differentiation based on diagnostic assessment scores.
  • Module completion criteria control access to content and assessments.
  • Various assessment types, integration of third-party tools, and plagiarism detection are supported.
  • Content creation is made easy with the intuitive Rich Content Editor and access to external applications.
  • Canvas Studio enhances video engagement and inclusivity with interactive features.
  • Course Analytics provides insights into student progress, engagement, and attendance.

The third theme focuses on institutional/organisation aspects:

  • Canvas supports robust content management strategies, including Blueprint and templates for centralised management and consistency.
  • Canvas Commons serves as a learning object repository for accessing global and institution-specific content.
  • Content can be shared, reviewed, and imported into courses easily.

Explore more features and get in touch with one of our experts for a custom-tailored walkthrough.