Research & Education

You’ve snacked on statistics and noshed on quotes. Now grab a spoon and dig in deep with articles, infographics, whitepapers, and case studies straight from our Research & Education group.


Canvas Playbook

Canvas Playbook

Read the new e-book by Education Dive to learn: 1) how Canvas makes LMS migration easier than you think and 2) why sticking with a mediocre platform will be harder in the long run.

Evidence-Based Research

Evidence-Based Research

Start applying Hattie’s research in your classroom to improve student achievement.

The K–12 Educator

The K–12 Educator's Guide to Choosing an LMS

Explore this hands-on guide for developing a comprehensive, consensus-based, and timeline-driven LMS evaluation plan.

Field Guide: Open Content in Canvas

Field Guide: Open Content in Canvas

Harness open sources and practices for teaching and learning in Canvas and beyond.

Field Guide: Building Edu Apps for Canvas

Field Guide: Building Edu Apps for Canvas

Explore the Canvas Open API and learn how to create LTI apps (basic coding knowledge required).

DIY Open Content: Do Innovation Yourself with OERs

DIY Open Content: Do Innovation Yourself with OERs

Learn about the past and present of OERs and where you can go to get started using the best available open content.

Global Lifelong Learning

Global Lifelong Learning

Examine the role of college in career preparedness and the value of lifelong learning.

Blending in K-12

Blending in K-12

See how (and why) teachers are using digital resources.

LMS Course Design

LMS Course Design

Learn about the evolution of online course design and what it can mean for students.

DIY Learning Tech: Do Innovation Yourself with Open Standards

DIY Learning Tech: Do Innovation Yourself with Open Standards

Find out how Canvas enables you to create your own tools, access customized sets of data, and integrate with your preferred apps.

Increased Social Connectedness

Increased Social Connectedness

Master peer-learning techniques that connect students and increase accountability in digital classrooms.

Student-Centered Learning

Student-Centered Learning

Expand your “student-centered learning” vocabulary with these bite-sized chunks of wisdom.

Lossless Learning

Lossless Learning

Understand how feedback in face-to-face classrooms can break down and how technology can make the learning cycle less “lossy.”

Effective Use of Technology in Education

Effective Use of Technology in Education

Compare teachers’ attitudes about electronic devices and technology in the classroom.

DIY Open Courses: Do Innovation Yourself with Canvas Network

DIY Open Courses: Do Innovation Yourself with Canvas Network

Get the scoop on MOOCs, and discover how Canvas Network can fundamentally change your approach to teaching and learning.


Case Studies: K-12

Archbishop McCarthy High School Southwest Ranches, FL

Implementing an LMS that complements an unprecedented 1:1 iPad initiative.

Edison Collegiate High School Punta Gorda, FL

Shifting to open-source curriculum and course content.

K-20 Utah Education Network Salt Lake City, UT

Finding a K-20 LMS solution for a digital broadcast network serving education institutions statewide.

Knox County Schools Knox County, TN

Giving 11 K-12 schools the most bang for their district-grant buck.

Marshfield Public Schools Marshfield, MA

Improving teacher efficiency and becoming the hub for Marshfield’s entire 1:1 initiative.

Park City School District Park City, UT

Selecting an LMS that not only justifies but enhances a newly adopted 1:1 laptop program.

Pasco County Schools Land O’ Lakes, FL

Uniting a district of 84 schools by opting for an LMS that supports both virtual and classroom programs in a consistent way.

Penn Harris Madison Schools Mishawaka, IN

Moving from perpetually outdated textbooks to an LMS that integrates with existing digital tools and is “device agnostic.”

Rockingham County Schools Greensboro, NC

Discovering a match made in cloud-based heaven with Canvas LMS and Chromebooks.

Sweetwater Union High School District Chula Vista, CA

Pairing the best possible LMS with a staggering number of brand new, student-wielded iPads.

Madison County School District Madison County, AL

Choosing an LMS to complement a district-wide BYOD program.

Deer Valley Unified School District Phoenix, AZ

Making the change to an innovative LMS for innovative preK-12 education.

Case Studies: Higher Education

Auburn University Auburn, AL

Executing a last-minute transition to an LMS that facilitates timely grading in a distance-learning environment.

Brown University Providence, RI

Allowing students to drive the decision-making process around selecting a new LMS.

Brigham Young University Laie, HI

Discovering an LMS that helps distance-learning students feel connected to peers and teachers.

Dunwoody College Minneapolis, MN

Switching to Canvas to more clearly demonstrate student progress and strengthen the focus on student success.

Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI

Using test accounts and users of varying expertise to select the most accessible of several potential LMS offerings.

Simon Fraser University BRITISH COLUMBIA, CAN

Upgrading to an LMS that would facilitate innovation and increase engagement at one of Canada's most cutting-edge universities.

University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA

Graduating to Canvas in order to better serve three separate campuses with distinct eLearning needs.

University of North Carolina Charlotte Charlotte, NC

Switching from Moodle to Canvas, and seeing big gains in efficiency, flexibility, reliability, and adoption.

University of St Francis Joliet, IL

Knowing when to put the old LMS out to pasture and bump up to better usability, interactivity, and integrative opportunities.

Utah State University Logan, UT

Becoming an early adopter, as one of the first major institutions to implement Canvas.

Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT

Finding a technological solution to support a new learning-outcomes-based program.


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