Data & Analytics
Canvas Adds AspirEDU Retention Tools
AspirEDU and Instructure
have partnered to integrate the former's student retention analytics tools with the latter's Canvas learning management system (LMS) for joint
"AspirEDU's Dropout Detective analyzes the behavior and academic
success of the student population by reviewing Canvas data on a daily basis," according to a news release. "Dropout Detective provides
dashboards to administrators, advisors and instructors that identify students that are at risk of dropping out or failing courses. The solution
can initiate automated text and email messages to those students. The
Instructor Insight platform provides daily analytics on the engagement of teachers and instructors in their classes."
The new partnership will also provide a single sign-on for the two platforms.
"Canvas has a great set of tools and features but we are always looking for opportunities to deliver more functionality to our clients,"
said Melissa Loble, vice president of partners & programs at Instructure, in a prepared statement. "Dropout Detective addresses a critical
need in today's educational landscape — student retention analytics. It is tightly integrated to Canvas and provides schools with a daily
assessment of their most at-risk students. The Alliance Partnership allows us to deliver more value to our clients."
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