Canvas gains momentum across Latin America
SAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS), announced today that customers across Latin America are choosing Canvas. Lars Janer, Director of LATAM for Canvas said of the momentum within the region: "We are seeing how progressive Latin America is when it comes to driving innovation in education and student-centred learning, and Canvas is uniquely placed to facilitate that transition toward a digital teaching model. Here in Brazil, we see continued traction in the market with Unita Educacional, Universidade Veiga de Almeida and UniJorge all choosing Canvas."
Unita Educacional has been using CanvasLMS across three sites in Brazil. Marcelo Veras, CEO of Unita Educacional explained, "at Unita Educacional our goal is to provide students with the best learning experience possible. We carried out extensive research and evaluation of the LMS market, and decided that Canvas is best suited to help us achieve this goal. Canvas provides a flexible and dynamic learning environment which delivers a wonderful learning experience for the students and represents a new direction in our Education project."
"In addition to the new customers in Brazil, customers in Latin America, including Aden Business School, Colegio Nuevo Cambridge, Ipade, Tecsup and UTH Honduras have selected Canvas as their LMS platform partner of choice to tackle the challenges and opportunities presented by the global education marketplace. We are delighted to be working with them moving forward," Janer said.
Aden Business School, headquartered in Mendoza, Argentina has 26 branches around LATAM and Spain, recently implemented Canvas and currently has 4000 users. Sebastian Maidana, IT Director at Aden said that the business school selected Canvas due to its user experience and ease of implementation. "Canvas has credibility in the LATAM market, used by many Ivy League schools in America, and we felt our students also deserved the best. We had a plan to roll out Canvas starting in July and finishing in February 2017, but such is the ease of implementation and demand from students, we will finish the rollout five months early."
Colegio Nuevo Cambridge headquartered in Bucaramanga, Colombia started working with Canvas early in 2016 and has now rolled out the platform across three sites, Bucaramanga, Cali and Cartagena for 2000 K12 students. "Canvas is the most powerful tool to deliver the flipped classroom experience. We have a number of subjects which are taught virtually, so this capability was critical for us to deliver the best teaching and learning experience for our students," explained Telmo Peña Amaya, headmaster of Colegio Nuevo Cambridge. "Building more parental engagement for our students was also an important factor in our choosing Canvas. We have built courses for parents so that they can experience what their children experience, and parents can use the parent view to see how their children are progressing in their education."
Tanya Lorena Rojas Gutierrez, Directora de Innovación Académica at Ipade Business School in Mexico explained, "We evaluated a number of LMS options and chose Canvas because the team at Canvas really understood the teaching and learning experience we want to deliver. Canvas is cloud based, which will allow us to grow and gives us the flexibility we need. We can update courses in real time and give more rich content such as tutorials and videos. The platform is so intuitive and user friendly and supports our learning methodology."
Renato Salazar, Director at Tecsup Virtual in Peru says of Canvas, "It wasn't a difficult decision for us to work with Canvas. Since the beginning of the evaluation process, we knew it was the most complete option in the market, and now we are also confirming how easy to adopt it is and how simply it integrates with our corporate systems. We are migrating from a fully home-grown LMS, which helped us start delivering innovative education paths for our students, more than one decade ago. Now Canvas allows us to take a major leap in our innovative education provision to 20,000 students across many areas including MOOCs, undergraduate programmes, and the corporate sector. We are excited about the future of learning with Canvas."
Roger Enrique Valladares Baker, Executive Vice President of Education at University Technical Honduras (UTH) and UTH Florida explained, "We were recommended Canvas by a US Ivy League university for our campus in Florida. The user interface is incredibly intuitive for students to use, which enhances their learning experience. Because Canvas is cloud based we also appreciate how the team adds new features and functionality along the way without us needing to pause for regular upgrades. As we grow Canvas will grow with us."
Instructure, Inc. is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximise the potential of people through technology, Instructure enables organisations everywhere to easily develop, deliver, and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about the Canvas Learning Management System at www.Instructure.com and https://www.canvaslms.com/latam
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