About Canvas

It’s taken a year of intense preparation to bring you our new learning management systems – let us tell you a little bit about Canvas.

Why Canvas?

Although Highbury College had been using the Moodle online learning system for a number of years, following a review in 2013-14 we concluded that Moodle did not offer the features and functionality available in modern learning systems. Our review led us to consider Canvas and, in the summer of 2014, we conducted an intensive evaluation and trial (with staff and students) before selecting Canvas as our new online learning system.

Some of the following features were behind our reason to move to Canvas:

  • It is cloud-based and offers impressive reliability
  • It integrates with an increasing range of applications
  • It provides a wide range of collaboration tools to maximise interaction outside the classroom
  • It provides excellent online assessment features including audio and video tools to provide personalised feedback