There is a lot of opportunity to improve the student mobile experience on campus. On February 12, 2014, our campus community will have an opportunity to see a presentation, and interact with the mobile engineers from Instructure, the company that produces the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System). Canvas is one of the three candidate systems the university is considering as part of the review process. We’re delighted to have two mobile engineers on campus to present and meet with the Northwestern community.
A Vision for the Future of Mobile in Higher Education
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Norris 203, Lake Room, Evanston
The Canvas LMS has been in pilot use at the University during the last six months as part of the LMS Initiative at Northwestern and it is now the leading candidate for Northwestern’s future LMS. Instructure has made mobile services a principal element of their LMS design. Mark Suman and his team are responsible for the coordinated development of these mobile services for a growing number of functional services on the Canvas educational technology platform.
Mark Suman, product manager for mobile at Instructure, will share his perspective on achievable future benefits of mobile to Higher Ed learning communities. Later in the day, two technical deep dive sessions will be offered for Northwestern developers. Rick Roberts, iOS engineer at Instructure, will lead these sessions. He has been instrumental in the development and redesign of Instructure iPhone and iPad apps and is well-versed in Canvas External Apps (LTIs) and the Canvas APIs.
You will learn about:
How mobile is used within Higher Ed.
Future technologies and emerging trends in mobile.
How Instructure is addressing those future ideas as a leading innovator in that space.