We are LGTV Studio, a team of User Experience Designers studying how to maximize student communication and improve online class community. Our goal this semester was to build upon the current Canvas Profile feature, in a way that is user friendly, and would encourage students to connect and network.
Robust Canvas Profiles is an improvement of Canvas’ current social tool. Our team has implemented various features for students to connect and network with one another. We believe that this tool helps them understand their classmates better and improves their desire to interact with the online community.
Of our redesigns, this submission addresses creating a custom Profile URL for your Canvas Profile. We want students to utilize Canvas Profiles as they would LinkedIn. We want students to network through their profiles and be able to share it with other students. Currently, there is no custom link to share and we wanted to improve that feature, and allow students to make their own URL. A custom URL will help identify the URL with the student and also make it more memorable. Instead of a bunch of numbers that identifies their profile, it would be nicer to see their name or such, as their profile URL (e.g https://online.smc.edu/”studentname”)
We have attached interview notes, reflections, and a few photos to document our static prototype redesign.