Canvas LMS + Inspace = Content + Community
Instructure announces full integration partnership with InSpace. The integration means InSpace’s video-conferencing, synchronous and asynchronous chat functions, and virtual office hours will be available at the click of a button for Canvas LMS users. Watch the video to learn more.
InSpace provides this really exciting, engaging environment for students to meet virtually, to go into virtual office hours, to go to registrar's office, or do a drop-in hours at the library. And at the same time, Campus is really interesting home base for all of that to happen because there's content, there's all their assignments, everything is right there. So having those two come together, it just creates this really interesting environment where you have the content and you have access to everything and then you also have this ability to just connect with humans anytime you want. Students have come to expect that they have this flexibility, they have this ability to learn in their own terms, and part of that is really just having this flexible access to your teachers and your peers. And when in Campus, when they go into InSpace, they can actually see who is in the virtual space, they can engage with them any time, and this flexibility really adds to the college experience, right? The data here showed that students, they liked their learning experience.
It's like, oh, I can actually engage with people the way I'm kind of more normally used to doing it and that just adds to their sense of community, right? Their sense of well-being because learning is a community activity. We've been talking about student-centered education for a long time and you hear all these educational reformers say we're stuck in this old factory model of education. We got to make it about the student and the student needs to be able to own their own learning, right? It's not just a sage on a stage, but the faculty is facilitating the student's learning. And yet, we're using tools that are so top-down in mentality. And so what I really love about InSpace is students are empowered.
NARINE HALL: I remember last fall when InSpace was just an idea. I sent it to a colleague and then she said to others and it just spread like wildfire. And, like, within minutes I'm like getting hundreds of emails from everybody saying, this is crazy. This is going to change the way we teach. This is like the future.