Adam Kuntz

Your Checklist for Canvas Success

Blog Post created by Adam Kuntz Employee on Apr 16, 2019

THE CANVAS SUCCESS MODEL

We’ve seen our customers do incredible things to plan for change and adopt Canvas. From tying Canvas to their vision for teaching and learning, to coming up with unique ways to incentivize and engage users, our customers have thought of everything. We captured all these best practices and developed the Canvas Success Model (pictured above). Our model gives school leadership a process and tools for leading the people side of your change to Canvas. If followed, this model will help you:

  • Increase the speed of adoption
  • Optimize utilization
  • Improve the overall student experience

 

THE CHECKLIST AND RESOURCES

While we encourage you to follow this model from the start, it can be used in year 2, 3, and beyond. The purpose of this document is to give you a checklist and free resources to get you started down the pathway to success. The resources linked in this checklist have been created by many talented people in our Customer Success Department at Instructure - chances are you'll recognize a few of them. Our model puts all these resources into perspective and gives you a framework for success. If you find yourself needing more help with your rollout or adoption, our Learning and Strategy Consulting Team is available to assist with Change Strategy Consulting and Adoption Consulting

 


ACCESS

The checklist below is available via Google Docs "Make a Copy". Please select the following link for access: Canvas Success Model Checklist and Resources Copy


 

 

VISION

Define "the why"

  • Vision and Goals Worksheet - this worksheet is meant to give you key questions to ask yourself during a new implementation of Canvas.

Determine what success looks like

Set success measures

 

PLAN
COMMUNICATION PLAN
Identify audiences
Develop key messages and timing 

Determine content, delivery method, frequency, and sender

TRAINING PLAN

Tie training to vision

Identify audiences who need training

Identify needs and timeline

Create a plan for ongoing training

ENGAGEMENT PLAN

Identify site-based leaders 

  • Site-based leaders
    • K12 - Principals, Coaches, Canvas Champions, etc. 
    • Higher Ed - Deans, Instructional Designers, Department Chairs, etc. 

Develop an incentive plan 

Predict and plan for resistance 

Empower site-based leaders 

 

EXECUTE
Implement plans

Empower site-based leaders 

Follow up and monitor progress

 

ASSESS

Aggregate quantitative and qualitative data 

Assess usage 

Define next future state and set goals 

Outcomes