Presentation on theme: "HLS Canvas Pilot Kick-Off June 9, 2014 | Griswold Hall 110."— Presentation transcript:
HLS Canvas Pilot Kick-Off June 9, 2014 | Griswold Hall 110
Provide core teaching and learning technologies to all Schools Support pedagogical innovation and research on learning Establish strong Harvard community based on actual partnerships with faculty and with academic support professionals Cultivate open source community around component development that complements core technologies Deliver high-quality program on time, on budget, in scope Strategic ObjectivesGuiding PrinciplesKey Performance Indicators Communicate and socialize program across the University Balance need to move quickly with thoughtful planning Seek early and continuous faculty input from across the Schools Transition program to ongoing services with sustained community and sustained vision Embrace fluidity Full-time staff focus is the rule; divided time is the exception University migration from previous platform(s) to core technologies Usable data from teaching and learning activities available for research Meaningful engagement with faculty / teaching teams and with academic support professionals around needs Harvard-specific technology enhancements and applications generated by open source community Program delivered on time and on budget Provide a continually evolving set of faculty-friendly, student-focused technologies that support teaching and learning across all Harvard schools, facilitate pedagogical innovation, and contribute to educational research. The Vision About the Program
FY13FY14FY15FY16FY Unfunded Pre- planning Phase ITCRB-funded Planning Phase Implementation Phase Return to AcTS Operations Develop business case Gather functional requirements Gather tech / arch requirements Begin to build community Gather and refine functional requirements Gather and refine technical / administrative requirements Pilot core LMS and assess results Plan Implementation Phase Develop strategy and migration plan for standard iSites Plan content migration Migrate from course iSites to Canvas Develop open source community Cultivate partnerships Evaluate program and community needs Plan succession Migrate from course iSites to Canvas Grow open source community Cultivate partnerships Evaluate program and community needs Plan operations Sunset course iSites Broaden open source community Nurture partnerships Evaluate program and community needs High-Level Program Activities
6 courses, 530 students Initial implementation: Integrated course data and enrollment from Harvard registrars PIN authentication for students and teaching staff Canvas Pilot: Fall 2013
Canvas Pilot: Spring courses, 3k students Additional development: Integrated reserve reading lists and lecture video display Added course shopping capability Upgraded web conferencing features
Canvas Pilot: Evaluation Activities: Surveys UserVoice Support tickets User analytics Available on Fall report Spring mid-term progress report Coming soon: Spring final report
Spring Pilot: Early Evaluation Results About half of the students and three-fourths of the faculty found the interface confusing at first. A majority of both teaching staff and students agreed that with sufficient introduction the platform works well for students. 81% of students rated the functionality good, very good, or excellent.