Canvas LMS Creates a Toolkit for Contingency Planning Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak

IBL News | New York

Canvas, the leading LMS in higher-ed in the U.S., has created a toolkit to help educators in transitioning to online learning amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

In addition, Canvas has launched Teams with Microsoft to be able to connect through virtual meetings.

Among the tips, Canvas LMS suggests the use of course discussions and messaging to continue the conversation, along with the mobile apps for push notifications and anytime anywhere access.

In addition to Canvas’s features such as Commons, Folio, and Studio, other recommendations point to leverage live video and conferencing promotional capabilities, that are offered by partners. In particular, these two:

G Suite for Education’s Hangouts Meet features, like larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming, and recording.

Zoom‘s lift of the 40-minute time limit on Free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus.