Learning Management Systems
Echo360, Instructure Extend Partnership for Improved Analytics, Course Creation
Teaching platform provider Echo360 is adding more functions to offer students and teachers via Instructure's Canvas
In a partnership between the two companies, Echo360
already allowing instructors the ability to integrate polls, quizzes and
activities into their presentations on the Canvas LMS. Students could already take notes alongside
respond in real time, ask anonymous questions, participate in chat
bookmark video content for clarification and then compile their
personal study guides with links to relevant content.
between Echo360 and Instructure, faculty members will be able to
create courses, using information from Canvas with little or no training
necessary. They will also be able to add student engagement and
data captured in Echo360 into the Canvas gradebook.
can now view
enhanced student analytics, access class captures and course materials
student progress from the Canvas user environment. The links between
Echo360 are fully compliant with the open learning tools
believe that no
instructor should be in the dark about what's going on in their
said Echo360 CEO Fred Singer. "Our integration with Canvas makes it
faster for instructors to identify where students are struggling and
lessons and materials are having the greatest impact on learning."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.