Why We Chose Canvas

Tue, 3/08/2016
Choosing the Best LMS for the JobCanvas Evaluation

It’s almost time for Carmen Courses to get some big improvements. We're evaluating the Carmen learning management system (LMS) to determine whether it should undergo a major update by our current vendor, D2L, or get a more comprehensive revamp with an entirely new system working behind the scenes.

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Mon, 3/07/2016
Autumn 2015 Canvas Pilot Survey Results

Open the Autumn 2015 Canvas Pilot Survey Results to view faculty and student reactions to Canvas during the first semester pilot.

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Mon, 3/07/2016
Canvas Evaluation Executive Summary

Open the Canvas Evaluation Executive Summary to see what we learned during the first semester pilot of Canvas.

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Mon, 3/07/2016
LMS Advisory Committee Recomendation

Open the LMS Advisory Committee Recommendation as delivered to Liv Gjestvang from the LMS Advisory Committee.

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Mon, 2/29/2016
THE RESULTS ARE IN ...People Like Canvas!

If you’ve been feeling growing pains in your relationship with Carmen, you’re not alone. Nearly a year ago the search began to find the best learning management system (LMS) to upgrade CarmenCourses. One solution rising above the rest is Canvas. During autumn 2015 Ohio State underwent a rigorous pilot of Canvas to test if it could be a viable alternative to the current CarmenCourses LMS, D2L.

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Mon, 1/25/2016
LMS EVAL UPDATESpring Canvas Pilot Underway

As January comes to an end, Ohio State continues its research to find the best learning management system (LMS) for the university. More than 3,000 student participants are helping the Canvas evaluation team dive deeper into what they learned during the autumn pilot and explore additional options. Over 50 courses from seven colleges and 31 departments make up the Canvas spring pilot:

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Tue, 10/27/2015
Get InvolvedSeeking Canvas Pilot Participants

The LMS Evaluation team is seeking participants to pilot the Canvas learning management system (LMS) this spring.

The first Canvas pilot has allowed us to measure the level of interest from students, staff and faculty in the pilot. Moreover, it has allowed us to test key questions related to whether or not Canvas is even feasible as an enterprise-level LMS solution at Ohio State. The spring pilot is a natural extension of those questions.

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Fri, 10/16/2015
Sweets for SurveysStudent Feedback Needed for Canvas LMS

Students! Some big changes are coming to Carmen, Ohio State's learning management system (LMS). But first, we need your input to decide whether we undergo a major upgrade in our current tool, D2L, or switch to a different LMS called Canvas.

The LMS Evaluation team is excited to gather your feedback on the Canvas system. We're hosting a scavenger hunt for students to get a feel for the typical Canvas course site. Come explore the tool and enjoy some sweet treats in exchange for 15 minutes of your time.

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Mon, 10/12/2015
LMS Eval UpdateCanvas Pilot Underway

Ohio State’s Canvas pioneers are half way through the autumn semester pilot. These instructors and students will help us compare the learning management system (LMS) to our current solution, D2L. Fifteen courses were chosen to represent a broad range of course sizes, styles and disciplines:

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Tue, 9/08/2015
Now AvailableExplore Canvas with a Sandbox

Faculty and staff across Ohio State can explore Canvas, the learning management system we're piloting this school year.

Sandbox courses offer a chance to experience the Canvas interface, check out the platform’s tools, and perform activities in the system like creating course content. If you get a sandbox course, we'll provide some ideas for (optional) activities to try in the experimental space.

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