California Distance Learning Cooperative – A Canvas Project
Equitable Access to High-Quality Content and Instructional Continuity Through Canvas LMS
Across the state of California, educators have worked tirelessly to mitigate learning loss and prepare learners for success - whether they return to school buildings, leverage a hybrid model, or choose remote learning. As we all enter this new era of education, only one thing is certain: education can't return to the pre-pandemic business as usual. The past couple of years presented an opportunity to rethink school, urging state and local leaders to invest in initiatives that address the needs of each learner and educator.
During these times, Instructure has entered into a partnership with Sacramento County Office of Education and the CAEP TAP and OTAN adult education leadership projects to help districts provide equitable access to distance, blended, and in-person learning through the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the world's most reliable learning management system. We have titled this partnership the California Distance Learning Cooperative (CDLC).
Every learner deserves a great education, and every educator deserves a chance to provide it. Canvas LMS makes it easy for adult education providers to find, build, and share great content, scaling delivery to learners on any device, in 33 languages, and in alignment with WCAG 2.0 AA and US Section 508 standards.
Key Features & Benefits
- Equitable Access to Quality Content & Instruction
Canvas LMS encourages best practices in accessibility, supports a range of assistive devices, and enables universal design for learning in an online environment.
Learn More - Canvas by Instructure | K12
- Community of Learners
Through participating in the CDLC, teachers and administrators can share content, assessments, and even entire courses for adult learners through an exclusive CDLC "Commons" - this repository will be built as participants create and share content. This is in addition to the Canvas Commons (Canvas's OER Platform) that is available to Canvas's worldwide audience. In both cases, teachers can easily import open content from both repositories.
Learn More - Canvas Commons
- An Open, Extensible Learning Ecosystem
Canvas LMS is the most connected, extensible LMS available due to its open Application Programming Interface (API) and compliance with IMS Global and other interoperability standards.
Learn More - Integrations with Other Tools | K12 | Instructure
- Cloud Infrastructure, Reliability
Canvas LMS is web-based and is accessible anytime, anywhere, with an internet connection and a supported web browser.
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- Learning Made Personal
Canvas LMS gives teachers the tools to differentiate content and instruction for every student in an effective and scalable way.
Learn More - Canvas by Instructure | K12
- Engaging and Interactive
Canvas Studio lets teachers create or share interactive video content with time-stamped commenting, embedded quizzes, automated grading, and engagement analytics.
Learn More - K12 Video Education Platform | Canvas Studio
Canvas LMS is an all-inclusive teaching and learning solution that provides a consistent, familiar space for teachers to create and deliver content and for students to access coursework and performance. As the hub of your learning ecosystem, Canvas LMS is uniquely built for education and beyond, chosen as the preferred LMS for California's community colleges and university systems, providing learners with a seamless transition to their next step in education.
What's Included at a Glance
Canvas Subscription Service Bundle
- Canvas Learning Management System
- Canvas Studio Interactive Video Platform
- Tier 1 / 24x7x365 Support for staff and students
- Unlimited access to the Canvas Training Portal
Best Rated Apps in the Business
- Truly native iOS & Android apps built for mobile
- Unique user apps for students and teachers
- Highest user ratings among LMS mobile apps
Information to Join and Access Canvas
- Complete the Memorandum of Understanding to formalize your commitment
- Sign up on the Canvas Expansion list
- For questions or support, please email AECanvas@scoe.net
Information for Teachers:
- Getting Started with Canvas (Canvas link)
- Beginning- and End-of-Course Checklists (Canvas link)
- Training Path Recommendations (all roles) (SCOE Google Resource)
Information for Adult School Administrators