Digital Transformation and the Role of Canvas: The Birmingham Story

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Joseph Berry Digital Education Partnership Manager University of Birmingham

Jane James Assistant Director, Birmingham Digital Education, Higher Education Futures institute University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham was the 1st UK institution to use Canvas. It supports the whole student journey from pre- induction through to graduation. Academic staff are engaging more consistently with Canvas features alongside core institutionally supported digital tools that integrate so well with Canvas to support student learning. Several innovative and ambitious University projects have Canvas at their heart. They embrace the empowering role of the VLE, utilising a range of pedagogical approaches whether on or off campus to enhance student learning and staff engagement. The recent establishment of the Higher Education Futures institute at the University of Birmingham within which Digital Education is a key component provides an outstanding platform to continue digital transformation whether on and off campus here at Birmingham.

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