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Case Study: Glasgow Clyde College

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Glasgow, UK 17,000 Users Adopted Canvas: 2020 The adoption of Canvas was a resounding success due to a combined effort of the new eLearning team and Canvas' 'easy to use' functionality Glasgow Clyde College moved from Moodle to Canvas with the goal of building meaningful learning pathways for students Since implementing, staff have grown in confidence and students receive a standardised learning experience across all their courses. Key Insights Glasgow Clyde College were keen to engage with academic staff and see improvements across teaching and learning. While their incumbent VLE, Moodle, had a negative reputation among staff and had been used as a basic content repository, the eLearning team wanted to empower staff to see the VLE differently. Speaking with academic staff, the eLearning team were able to showcase that a new VLE could be used to create purposeful learning pathways and allow students to engage with materials in a meaningful way. A key takeaway from these discussions was a need to have more automation across systems, especially considering enrollment, account structures and courses. Armed with a business case for transitioning to a new VLE, Glasgow Clyde College set out on a mission to review the leading VLEs and select the best fit for their needs. A real driver in pushing the project through was access to funding that the college could use to make improvements. This funding would cover the purchase of a new VLE and a team of four learning technologists and a project manager to join the eLearning team and support the transition. Canvas was selected as the best choice for Glasgow Clyde Collge and the implementation began in January 2020. While managing the major adaptations to teaching and learning that the pandemic ensued, Glasgow Clyde College successfully migrated all content from Moodle to Canvas by August 2020, ready to begin using the platform fully in September of that year. instructure.com/en-gb/ Glasgow Clyde College moves to Canvas Key learnings on encouraging adoption across staff and students Glasgow Clyde College is comprised of three campuses on the west side of Glasgow, catering for circa 17,000 students and covering a diverse range of subjects. The vibrant community college serves the needs of the local and wider Glasgow community, endeavouring to meet any skills gaps in the community. Glasgow Clyde College is focused on the quality of teaching and learning and chose Canvas to help support their pedagogical goals. THE CHALLENGE THE SOLUTION

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