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Case Study: University of Oxford

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To support our students, the technology has to be robust, reliable, and innovative. That's what Canvas is." Mark Bramwell CIO, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford " instructure.com/canvas/en-gb The Results The merger of Canvas, Construct and Saïd Business School follows the University's goal of having the right resources embedded within an organisation that is a true, value-adding partner. Bramwell said, "In using Construct, it is clear what we wanted to achieve: agile project delivery whilst maintaining the quality standards of Oxford. We've had remarkable results." Oxford Saïd wanted to make technology simpler to use, as well as more engaging and more dynamic because that is what new students have come to expect and demand from elite institutions like Oxford. Now, administrators are using their new digital tools in new ways including pre-admission, student orientation, career- readiness, and career fairs. They are also using the VLE in executive education to provide more collaborative and engaging distance learning for clients. In evaluating their move to Canvas and use of Construct, Oxford Saïd say the project came in on time, under budget and with their expectations exceeded. Bramwell said, "We want to exploit and leverage our investments in technology to the fullest for our students. Learning experiences are personal things and people look for the best and most intuitive tools to support this. Providing a world-class student experience is essential and with Canvas we believe we can do that." Key Findings Initial implementation of Canvas VLE took just 42 days Adoption of Canvas VLE and Construct allowed acceleration of degree programme migration (11 programmes, 85 modules) in 28 days Number of service requests tickets to Oxford IT dropped by 80% since implementation of Canvas Canvas scales to accommodate 1,000 new students each academic year Favourite aspects of Canvas include mobile apps, intuitive interface, and customer support services 01 02 03 04 05

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