2016 | 1(55) | 230-239
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Clouds oriented learning management system CANVAS.
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The modern process of informatization of education is the basis for the introduction of information and communication technologies (ІCT) in the learning process, where cloud technologies become the most popular, which takes place in different types of learning activities. These technologies are actively used to transfer information and to provide teacher-student cooperation in modern systems of open and distance education. One means of ICT is a learning management system (LMS). One of the promising ways of using LMS of higher education is a cloud-oriented organization access to the software. So, in these circumstances, the relevance of this problem has led to the choice of research topic summary: clouds oriented learning management system canvas. Currently in the global information space, there are many LMS with clouses source (Blackboard, Coursera, EdX, Desire2Learn, Udacity), where universities can have access to them only after the conclusion of the relevant agreement on collaboration and with open source (Canvas Instructure, Udemy, Moodle, OpenLearning), where Lecturers are free to post their courses. Therefore, the article is devoted to the learning management system Canvas of the company Instructure with open source placed in the «cloud». LMS consists of the following services: management learning activity; management of learning content; content delivery; navigation control on content; testing and evaluation of educational achievements of students; accounting activities and results of the student; keeping the Profiles of Student and Lecturer. To use the LMS Canvas in professional activities the teacher must have a computer connected to the Internet browser, the account in Canvas and skills with the Internet and Web applications. It should also be noted that in the article there are different reviews of the US Lecturers where they convince that this system has a lot of possibilities and is interactive, comfortable, dynamic and designed for the needs of higher education. Particular attention is paid on instruments that make up the Canvas: Canvas Higher Ed, Canvas К-12, Canvas Network, Bridge.
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