SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure, the open online learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, announced today that it has been honored with the University Business Magazine's Campus Technology (HED) Award and T.H.E. Journal (K-12) Award for 2016.
This year's winners were selected from hundreds of nominations from the magazine's reader base throughout 2016. The awards recognize the effort made by Canvas that benefits both K-12 and higher education campuses and helps educators of all types to elevate their instruction. "Canvas is helping progressive, student-centered K-12 and higher education institutions transform their learning experiences by providing simple and stable technology that supports teaching and learning at any pace and in any place," said Mitch Benson, vice president of Canvas product. "We're thrilled that our platform and our people have earned a trusted reputation with educators and administrators, as well as being favored by students across the globe. We continue to focus on helping our partners in teaching and learning to simplify their efforts and elevate their outcomes - from the kindergarten class to dissertation, and everything in between." Canvas is a cloud-based LMS that works on any device anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The platform delivers a mobile-friendly, effective and intuitive experience for K-12 and higher education students and educators. Canvas offers innovative features, including video and voice integration and speedgrader, that strengthen instructor/student relationships and student-to-student collaboration. Canvas was particularly recognized for its technological capabilities by receiving three awards from the 2016 Campus Technology Readers' Choice Awards in higher education:
Best Learning Management System and E-Learning Platform — 'gold' choice
Most Valuable Product in Your Institution — 'gold' choice
Best E-Portfolio Capabilities — 'silver' choice
Canvas was also named in the 2016 T.H.E. Journal Readers' Choice Awards in K-12:
E-Portfolios Category — 'silver' choice
The award recipients are chosen by teachers, administrators, and tech leaders who nominate their favorite software and hardware that empowers them to better educate their students.