CANVAS has been the Utah standard for LMS (Learning Management Systems) for several years. CANVAS is now used in all Utah public universities and colleges. This cloud-based program is now also widely used in the western half of the United States for students in grades 6 through 12.
Quite simply, CANVAS, with its many bells and whistles, can be easily utilized to set up a basic online, blended or real time environment online for students to use either inside or outside the classroom. Students and teachers can download for FREE the respective apps on their smartphone or their tablet to easily see and edit content on their course. Students can even complete classwork on their device and upload their work directly into their CANVAS class as long as they have access to WiFi.
CANVAS many nifty time-saving features for teachers such as quizzes which CANVAS grades for you - even retake tests, speed grader for assignments and online rubrics.
This LMS can even save you time if you are using Standards Based Grading (AKA Proficiency Based Grading). CANVAS added this new feature in 2016 to give teachers the ability to use SBG inside of CANVAS. You can load your standards right into CANVAS and attach your standards to your assessments and Voila! Instantly crunched data via CANVAS software doing the math work for you!
Not sure how to set up standards based grading in CANVAS? Check out the links below to learn how to jump on SBG while using CANVAS!