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 a profile alert that will temporarily appear in the start of every semester. Through our research, we found that students aren’t even aware that a profile exists on Canvas, so we feel that drawing attention to the profile in general will help to boost profile awareness. With awareness being spread, our intention is that a better sense of community will be achieved because students will feel more comfortable reaching out to others and connecting.
We have attached a presentation that includes interview notes, reflections, and a few photos to document our static prototype redesign.