In the last edition of our blog we shared what your colleagues were saying since the rollout of our new learning management system, Canvas.
So far, the response has been extremely favorable from the faculty side of the class, but what about our students? How has their Canvas user experience been?
We reached out to some of our students to find out what they had to say:
These students were particularly fond of Canvas Notifications:
“I liked that Canvas would keep me updated on what I had due and when it was due. I also liked that Canvas would mark my assignments as done. It was a mark of achievement.
– Jacquelyn (Social Psychology Student)
“I like the notifications on the sidebar about which assignments due are coming up, and I like that it shows what you’ve submitted.”
– Melissa (Phys. Ed. Student)
“I really enjoy linking my Canvas calendar with my G-Mail calendar. It really helps with reminders and notifications.”
– Fadi (Macomb Student)
Holly likes the organization of Canvas and the ease of submitting assignments:
“I like that all my classes and materials are in one place. I like that I can submit assignments through canvas. It saves time from having to print out assignments, plus it saves paper.”
– Holly (English, Biology Student)
“The best part of Canvas is the communication methods. From what I have used, along with what I’ve learned through Canvas’s tutorial, is that the communication functions are absolutely terrific.”
– Fadi (Macomb Student)
“The interface and grade reports are awesome. The interface is easy on the eyes and simple to use. The grade reports show a lot of information in an easy-to-read manner.”
– LeeAnn (Biology Student)
“I like the “What If” feature and the Grades feature in conjunction because together they give me a grade as of that moment and a goal to shoot for on my next assignment right in front of me. It helps in watching and maintaining my grades. It’s a great tool.”
– Ashley (Macomb Student)
It seems that Canvas is being well received from both faculty and learners. We would like to thank those students that kindly allowed us to use their comments for this month’s blog.
If you still need assistance with transitioning from Angel to Canvas, or you need help getting started in Canvas, contact us at the Center for Teaching and Learning. We are always available to assist you!