Case Study: Wits University
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is a prestigious, research-intensive institution based in South Africa with a rich history that has spanned over a century. Proud of its dedication to social justice and the legacy left by notable alumni such as Nelson Mandela, Wits is passionate about supporting the needs of its diverse student population.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Wits was faced with the unprecedented challenge of enhancing the teaching and learning experiences for 40,000 students when traditional in-person classes were no longer possible. Unfortunately, the University was restricted by the capabilities of its previous learning management system which couldn’t support the high-quality online teaching that Wits strove to provide.
This prompted the university to reach out to Canvas in the hopes of getting a modern and powerful learning management system that could manage the large, diverse student population during remote teaching.