PTA130 Canvas Course


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Tools: Canvas; DesignPlus; Screencastify; iMovie

Time in development: 7 days

My role: format, prototype, graphic design, development, research

Client:  Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Context: One of the selling points at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is completing programs in less time than most traditional colleges. Course work is condensed into 11 weeks terms with 4 terms a year. The college recently switched over from the learning management system Moodle to Instructure Canvas. 

Challenges: Instructors had basic training in using the learning management system Canvas before starting to implement it throughout the college. Some instructors chose not to use it. Those who did, formatted it and added content they felt was important for the learners. There is no consistency in the formatting from course to course.

Solutions: After researching and gathering information, I built a prototype that included the most pertinent content in addition to being user friendly for the learners and instructor. Using the prototype as a model, I built out the PTA130 course in Instructure Canvas.

Results:  This Canvas course was built and formatted using tools within the program DesignPlus. A usability test of the course will be administered for instructors and students. 

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Canvas prototype walk through video.mp4