Testing software in BCcampus’ digital sandbox

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sandbox with toys

BCcampus’ sandbox is like a test kitchen for technology. You get to play around with ingredients and a recipe (software application) before you decide whether to put it on your menu (curriculum). The sandbox helps you make informed decisions. Let’s say there’s an open source software application that you’ve been thinking about using in your classroom or at your institution. (The Canvas learning management system might… Read more »

CNIE 2014 Keynote Speaker Preview: Brian Lamb, Director of Innovation at Thompson Rivers University

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The 2014 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conference takes places on May 13 – 16 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. The theme for this year’s conference: Confluences –  Spaces, Place and Cultures for Innovative Learning. There’s still time to register! And, to whet your appetite BCcampus will be featuring some of the keynote speakers for this event, beginning with today’s blog post… Read more »

Canvas is coming to an SFU campus near you

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we work in public

Next month, Simon Fraser University will complete its switch to Canvas—a new learning management system (LMS) used as a stand-alone platform by only one other post-secondary institution in Canada. Blackboard Inc., the company that provides SFU’s current LMS (WebCT), announced it would end support for the platform in December 2012. That’s what prompted SFU, along with many other North American universities, to look for a… Read more »