After a period of searching and thoroughly analyzing many technology solutions to learning support, Olympia has chosen Canvas - the leading learning management system (LMS) in the US and many countries around the world and has implemented this platform in learning and teaching activities from the school year 2021-2022.
Canvas is a technological product developed by Instructure Inc., (https://www.instructure.com/en-au/canvas), which head office is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Canvas is used by 100% universities of Ivy League group and many international K-12 schools. So far, Canvas has had more than 30 million users and its satisfaction rate has reached over 90%
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the capability of using mix-methods in teaching. It is likely that in many stages in upcoming school years, students and teachers can only study in a completely online learning environment. However, challenges are also opportunities to reinforce existing digital solutions, thus improving and integrating them with the new teaching and learning management.
LMS Canvas is a software for administration, statistics, tracking, reports and distribution of courses, learning curriculum and training. The software also supports teachers in professional development and individualizing learning paths for students. Since then, teachers can be proactive in implementing hybrid learning, and maintaining both online and face-to-face learning. Students will no longer worry about missing any lessons when they cannot attend classes. Hybrid learning is the most appropriate learning approach which holds the trend of the times.
One of the strengths of Canvas is that Olympian students can use it in both Vietnamese and English depending on the subjects. They can study and access materials at the same time or at different times with their classmates in case of force majeure. Lectures are always updated and the process of participating in tests and assessments is guaranteed in a safe, secure, centralized and highly personalized environment.
In addition to using Microsoft Teams 365 licensed software, choosing the copyrighted Canvas solution is the next important decision in the direction of realizing a school of the future. With the orientation of optimizing technology in the school, The Olympia Schools is confident to support students and teachers in studying safely and proactively when the online and face-to-face learning environments exchange flexibly in the epidemic context.