Student Response Systems | FETC 2012 Coverage

Via Response and Instructure Partner for Canvas LMS Integration

Via Response and Instructure have partnered to integrate Via's LTI 1.0 with Instructure's Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), automating the sharing of student data for institutions that use both the Canvas LMS and the Via Response Student Response System (SRS).

Canvas is exhibiting its products and services in booth 839 at the FETC 2013 National Conference, held this week in Orlando, FL.

The integration of Via LTI and Canvas will enable instructors to seamlessly manage student data exchanges in a FERPA-compliant manner between the two platforms, according to a Via release, while also mitigating instructor administration issues when the Via platform is used to engage students simultaneously in any classroom configuration, including distance and hybrid classes.

"Our mission is to make Via Response incredibly easy to use, while providing the most advanced student response platform on the market," said Via Response President Derrick Meer. "Integration with Canvas simplifies the ability for both students and instructors to simultaneously utilize Canvas and Via within a single view."

Additional benefits of the integration include FERPA-compliant student data transfers and the ability to launch Via from within the Canvas environment, enabling in-class polling and assessments that take place on any student device in any location, synchronously.

Canvas was founded in 2008, with Canvas open-source launched in 2011. The company has grown to more than 150 employees and is utilized at more than 200 colleges and 50 K-12 school districts. Canvas is funded by OpenView Venture Partners, Tomorrow Ventures and EPIC Ventures.

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