Canvas Joins the Australian Access Federation
SYDNEY May. 10, 2017 — Canvas by Instructure (NYSE:INST), the open online learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, announced today that it has joined the Australian Access Federation (AAF).
Built on open standards, the AAF provides a combination of technology and policy as part of a trust framework that enables users across many different organisations to collaborate and access online resources within a trusted environment.
By connecting to the AAF, users benefit from single sign-on (SSO) functionality, which organisations can easily integrate with their LMS and other systems that provide education resources.
“The Australian Access Federation provides a trusted and secure solution that enables users to access multiple online services with only one username and password. We are delighted that Canvas has joined the AAF, providing our subscribers more choice of educational resources,” said Heath Marks, AAF CEO.
“Canvas and the AAF share the common values of an open and collaborative approach to education. As subscribers, we will work with the AAF to continue lowering the barriers of technology and education resource adoption for AAF members, as well as to enhance collaboration in the local and international education community,” said Troy Martin, VP of Canvas Asia Pacific.
Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools and services that teachers need and students want. Not surprisingly, listening to users about their needs and wants—then rolling out the most usable, customisable, adaptable and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime)—makes all the difference when it comes to campus-wide LMS adoption. That’s why Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. So, in the end, investing in 21st century technology for higher education actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it’s supposed to). Learn more about Canvas at www.CanvasLMS.com.au.