Innovating for Student Success: An Update on Pathways, Credentials, and more

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Credentials and customizable student pathways are becoming increasingly important to student success and emerging learning models. For our partner institutions who are using Canvas Credentials, Canvas Student ePortfolios, and Canvas Student Pathways, we want you to know that we, at Instructure, are committed to continuing to provide you, your educators, and your students with these powerful products designed to personalize the learning experience, while also working to innovate and evolve them.

To be explicit, Canvas Credentials, Canvas Student ePortfolios, Canvas Student Pathways, and Canvas Program Assessment will continue to be supported.

In the first half of 2023, we will be focused on scalability and stability while also continuing discovery work a more holistic solution that ties skills-based learning paths to student achievements, and brings them together in a comprehensive learner record.

Beginning in the second half of the year we will start integration efforts to elevate your experience by building more cohesive end-to-end flows across the pathway, course, badging and portfolio experiences. Our goal is to enable learners to show a complete picture of their lifelong learning, from the earliest years to advanced education to career achievements.

We’re very excited about the innovation in this space, and we will continue to keep you updated as well as look to incorporate ways for you to get involved.

The content in this blog is over six months old, and the comments are closed. For the most recent product updates and discussions, you're encouraged to explore newer posts from Instructure's Product Managers.

3 Comments
JonathanKevan
Community Member

I am glad to hear you will continue to support these features and have an eye directed towards a consolidated learner record. I highly recommend participating in some of the existing community driven efforts into defining processes for interoperable communication between learning providers and employers. Assuming you aren't already... which of course you probably are! We would certainly love to see more participation from Instructure at the Open Skills Network.

It would also be great to hear more details about your preference between using open badge backpacks versus verifiable credentials as the vehicle for your comprehensive learner records. Your thoughts on the strengths, weaknesses and what is needed to maximize the benefit for your clients could help inform community efforts. That perspective informed by the companies long-term view on the direction of higher education technologies and the needs of instutitions would be valuable.

adam_c_voyton
Community Participant

It would also be helpful if Credentials data was part of the Canvas Data portal's available tables. 

KelleyCamp
Community Explorer

Is there any plan to make Canvas Credentials available to students under 14? Something as simple as a checkbox to make the badge internal would do the trick!