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Robust Canvas Profiles, Improving Social Links Feature

Robust Canvas Profiles, Improving Social Links Feature



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 improving the Social Links section in Canvas Profiles. Instead of showing a link icon for each website, we thought it would be great to show the social media icon itself (e.g Instagram Icon, Facebook Icon, LinkedIn Icon, etc). This will help students easily distinguish what the links are and for design purposes, we thought this would look better on the Canvas Profiles.

We have attached a presentation including interview notes, reflections, and a few photos to document our static prototype redesign.


This is the link to our Google Survey 


We hope you are all safe and thriving during this time of distress. We hope this can be implemented to further help our students feel connected. 


LGTV Studio  


Lindsay Roach

Gina Yoo

Tess Dziallo

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Thanks for sharing this idea,  @yoo_gina_jean ; it is open for voting. To facilitate and promote full transparency, we recommend that you solicit conversation in the form of publicly visible comments posted to this idea rather than via a Google Form.

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