How to choose a learning management platform

How to choose a learning management platform

Choosing a scalable learning management platform that meets the needs of an institution today and in the future is a decision that should be carefully considered and evaluated.

Ensuring that a potential platform follows the institutional goals, technology infrastructure and the requirements of an entire learning community, from teachers and administrators to traditional and non-traditional students, will increase the probability of a successful implementation. It will also promote teaching and learning.

On the other hand, a hastily chosen learning management platform can inhibit its use, restrict future integration and decrease return on investment.

Lastly, the platform must offer an open and extensible learning ecosystem that allows schools to create a digital learning environment that solves specific challenges from each one.

The following are six considerations to keep in mind when evaluating the best solution for the needs of an institution’s students and faculty as well as administrative and technological requirements.

Six key considerations for choosing a learning management platform

  • Does the learning management platform facilitate engaging and dynamic learning experiences that meet the needs of different teachers and students?
  • Is it possible to scale the platform to accommodate changes in enrollment, staffing, funding, technology development and priorities over time?
  • Does it meet your security and reliability requirements?
  • Can you increase your institution’s ability to use data and knowledge to improve learning?
  • Can you test performance and capabilities?
  • How will you move from your old system to the new learning management platform?

Canvas LMS makes it easy to interact and build strong relationships between teachers and students, whether in a physical, blended or fully virtual classroom.

In addition to supporting the most active community in education – the Canvas community – which has more than one million members, the company has developed several products to support and engage with Canvas customers throughout their experiences. It has strong capabilities that help institutions meet the needs of diverse learners.

Canvas Catalog, for example, offers a simple, modern and effective way to promote your courses and motivate students to renew their skills and improve them as needed.

As a commercial open-source platform, Canvas offers an openness that allows administrators and instructors to innovate and customize courses using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standards while providing a seamless and engaging experience for students.

You will not only have the customization but also the support of a partner who will help you through the transitions. That includes everything from moving courses online to making essential security updates and integrating product updates without taking the system offline.

Canvas has one of the most active communities in education, putting a personal learning network at your fingertips. Furthermore, compliance with the latest LTI standards ensures deep integration with all learning tools.

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