Hult U implementing Instructure’s Canvas on 5 campuses
Following a 21 course pilot program in which students participated, Hult University Business School has selected Instructure’s Canvas platform as its new LMS for use at five campuses across the school. Students in Boston, London, San Francisco, Dubai and Shanghai will have access to the cloud-based platform starting this fall.
“We wanted academic consistency across cohorts, degree programs and campuses, which fueled our commitment to moving all courses to Canvas at the same time,” said Mukul Kumar, chief academic officer at Hult, in a prepared statement. “Hult’s Interactive Teaching approach creates an integrated experience that enables our faculty to complement active in-classroom training with digital resources. The adaptable Canvas platform allows us to incorporate best-in-class digital resources and address multiple learning styles.”
The student review process included those in the school’s Technology Management course who collected data that included a student survey showing over 90% of students preferred the new platform, citing its mobile friendly functionality as a primary reason for the choice, as Hult outfits all students with iPads.
“We developed specific iPad applications for faculty to grade assignments and for students to engage in their courses,” said Brian Whitmer, co-founder and vice-president of product management at Instructure. “We also created Canvas to be optimized for the mobile web, so it works on all mobile devices natively in the browser.”
More information on Hult International Business School is available at www.hult.edu, and more information on the Canvas learning platform can be found at www.instructure.com/canvas.