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Canvas by Instructure

Kansas State University is conducting a pilot of Canvas by Instructure. Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS), with a clean, intuitive user interface, featuring:

  • Great mobile access
  • Drag and drop usability
  • Comprehensive grading tools
  • One Click access to 3rd party tools like Google Drive, Kahn Academy, and McGraw-Hill Connect
  • Notifications and course updates that communicate through Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging
  • Outcomes and rubrics supported at multiple levels

The pilot is an opportunity to study Canvas and determine if it has the tools necessary to fit the needs of K-State. The purpose of the pilot is to:

  • Enhance student and instructor LMS experience
  • Gather requirements for a next generation LMS
  • Explore LMS options based on faculty suggestion
  • Utilize modern web technologies
  • Improve ITS support and ability to provide services
  • Provide the best tools available to our faculty as part of 2025 goals

For more information about Canvas, the pilot or K-State's LMS, contact Scott Finkeldei at