Canvas by Instructure is a rapidly growing, cloud-based service that works to improve student and faculty collaboration by integrating web services such as:
- Google Docs
- Google Calendar
- Facebook and Twitter
Since Canvas is cloud-based, users are less likely to experience inconvenient downtimes, worry about system upgrades, or download multiple versions. The system is always up-to-date with the latest features, bug fixes, and security enhancements.
The media-rich platform also includes grading rubrics and SpeedGrader, a mobile app that allows teachers to quickly score, provide feedback, and engage in dialogue with students.
- Automated peak load management to ensure functionality during usage spikes
- Annual open security audit to find system vulnerabilities
- Mobile apps compatible with iOS and Android devices
- Awarded a Gold level certification from the National Federation of the Blind
To learn more, visit instructure.com.
Currently, we are only accepting requests to pilot Canvas from instructors, staff, and graduate students with teaching responsibilities. Undergraduate students interested in piloting Canvas for student organization sites or other kinds of collaborative activities should seek out a faculty or staff sponsor willing to submit a request on their behalf.
For more information on your campus teaching and learning center, visit "How do I contact the teaching and learning centers at each IU campus?" on the IU Knowledge Base.