Learning Management Design
As the Design & Technology Lead at Talent 100, one of my core responsibilities at was the design, launch and support of their new Learning Management System.
Having worked with the Blackboard LMS as a member of the Flexible Learning Team at UTS between 2002 – 2008 I had a solid background and experience to working with a large online learning environments.
With term 4 coming to a close and the new academic year starting in January 2017 I was brought in to help move Talent 100’s existing custom Moodle LMS over to the new Canvas environment.
Canvas is a recent player within the Online Learning space. It’s key selling points are it’s cloud based environment and modern simple UI. The course page designs are built within a simple css grid which although being responsive were nested within a non-responsive framework. Canvas works around this by providing an application to be used on mobile.
After the first couple of terms we started a process of moving all of the quizzes and tests across from what was a paper based experience to an interactive one, making the marking and reporting of grades much faster and easier.