By: PRLog
January 22, 2013 at 09:00 AM EST
Via Response Announces Launch of its Canvas LMS Integration
PR Log - Jan 22, 2013 - ORLANDO, Fla. -- Via Response, an emerging leader of cloud-based “Bring Your Own Device” student response platforms for engaged learning, announced today it has launched its LTI 1.0 integration with Canvas by Instructure. This integration automates the sharing of student data for universities that use both the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and the Via Response Student Response System (SRS).

“We’re seeing examples from our customers where increased student engagement leads to improved learning outcomes,” said Devlin Daley, co-founder and CTO at Instructure. “Courses will increasingly become hybrids of online interactions and technology enabled face-to-face interactions to create a more compelling learning environment. We’re excited to welcome Via Response and its student engagement technology to the Canvas platform.”

Via’s LTI integration with the Canvas platform enables instructors to seamlessly manage student data exchanges in a FERPA-compliant manner between the Canvas and Via platforms. This integration also significantly reduces instructor administration issues when the Via platform is used to engage students synchronously in any classroom configuration (including distance and hybrid classes). Key benefits of the integration include FERPA compliant student data transfers and the ability to launch Via from within the Canvas environment, which enables synchronous in-class polling and assessments that take place on any student device in any location.

Via Response President Derrick Meer states, “Our mission is to make Via Response incredibly easy to use, while providing the most advanced student response platform on the market. The integration with Canvas simplifies the ability for both students and instructors to simultaneously utilize Canvas and Via within a single view. We are honored to be an Instructure partner, and look forward to a long-term partnership with them.”

About Via:
Via Response is a cloud-based student response platform designed to engage today’s mobile app generation. Free for instructors, it provides them with advanced instructional design capabilities making it easy to teach anywhere, anytime and on any device. For students, Via Response is cost-effective and reusable technology that works across all classes. www.viaresponse.com


About Instructure:
Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students modern tools and resources to empower the learning experience. Instructure offers Canvas – the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning management system. We also provide Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses from Ivy Leagues to community colleges. To keep learning, visit www.instructure.com.

Copyright © 2013, Instructure, Inc.  All rights reserved. Instructure, Canvas and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Instructure, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.

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