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ST. NORBERT COLLEGE
CANVAS IMPLEMENTATION

In May 2023, the LMS Working Group concluded their work with a recommendation that the college move to Canvas as our primary Learning Management System. This recommendation was made after extensive discussions, surveys, consultations, and a comprehensive review of the features, functionalities, and benefits offered by multiple platforms. The recommendation was presented to the President’s Cabinet and was approved in September 2023. While Moodle has served us well, Canvas offers several advantages that align with our commitment to providing a signature student experience and a user-friendly platform for our faculty and students.

Key benefits of transitioning to Canvas include:

  • Intuitive User Interface – Canvas provides a more intuitive and user-friendly interface that simplifies basic onboarding, course creation, content management, and grading.
  • Mobile Friendly – Canvas offers a seamless mobile experience, including a dedicated app, enabling students and faculty to access course materials and assignments on various devices.
  • Easier Gradebook – Many have found the Moodle gradebook to be cumbersome. The Canvas gradebook is not only more intuitive but also includes a “speedgrader” option reducing the total number of “clicks” when grading assignments.
  • Lower Cost – In addition to providing more features and an improved user experience, moving to Canvas will save the college more than $7,000 in annual licensing fees over the next five years.

An Implementation Team with faculty, staff and students has been formed to help minimize disruption and ensure a seamless transition. We’re excited to provide a new, modern and mobile friendly learning environment for our community. Thank you for your cooperation and support – we look forward to working with you!

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