Introducing Canvas

The University has worked extensively with students to identify the best possible system. Many of you have responded to surveys, participated in focus groups, and tried out several systems.

Matt Adie VP Education said: “This is a really positive improvement to our digital learning experience at Stirling. Having been involved in the work of the evaluation group, I’m confident that Canvas will deliver an attractive, responsive and easy to use system to students, regardless of the device you use to access the system.”

Why Canvas?

We listened to your feedback. The decision to move to Canvas is influenced by students and staff alike. It is well established and already widely adopted across many UK, Ivy League and other international universities and education providers.

Canvas was chosen because of its:

  • Easy-to-use and intuitive platform – managing course materials will be easier for both students and staff
  • 24/7 online support
  • Multimedia – integration and delivery
  • Mobile friendliness – accessible from any location, on any device, via a free app
  • Integration options with existing tools
  • Communication and collaboration – messaging, chat and discussion functions
  • Improved assessment management and feedback

We’ll introduce Canvas when you sign up for your new modules; it’s easy to use but we’ll provide full support.  Mobile-friendly features available will include:

  • Access to your course materials online 24/7
  • Submitting assignments
  • Accessing grades and feedback
  • Finding lecture recordings
  • Multimedia content and resources for learning outside of the lecture
  • A place to discuss and share ideas