Learning Management Systems
Unizin and Instructure Extend Modules Data in Canvas
A new collaboration between Unizin and Instructure will extend the quantity and quality of data in the Canvas learning management system. "Modules" data, a data service that includes information about modules, module items, module content details, completion requirements, and other functions, is now available to all Canvas customers in the Canvas Data function.
Originally developed as part of Unizin research efforts, modules "allow for more customization and flexibility as curriculum becomes more personalized," according to a press release, helping "capture instructional design and intent in a course." That data goes beyond what was previously available in Canvas.
"Our aim is to better understand how specific learner interactions with content and modules relate to learner success," said Robin Littleworth, chief operating officer at Unizin, in a statement. "We are pleased to see the extended data, initially focused on addressing research and innovation needs for Unizin members, open to all Canvas customers."
"The beauty of working with Unizin is they represent motivated, forward-thinking institutions that are committed to improving education," said Jared Stein, VP of higher education strategy at Instructure. "This work to extend Canvas Data will help Unizin enhance teaching and learning and reinforces the value of openness and interoperability in a platform like Canvas."
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