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Your comment about student management system made me sad Zo!
You, me and our poor data migration team! I wouldn't trade jobs with those guys for all the tea...
About my organisation:
About our Canvas setup:
Anneka Weterman - Brand and Operations Manager
Casey Beard - Systems and eLearning Analyst
We are a fully distance learning provider based in Taranaki, New Zealand. We have two schools that run under the distance learning banner - a business school and the naturopathic college.
Naturopathic College - Semesterised, fee based course, tendency towards full time students
Pivotal for NCNZ and Educate+ for BMP (migrating to Pivotal January 2020) - neither are integrated with Canvas at this stage but on the cards for 2020
Casey - Technical Support, initial testing of updates and new features,
Utkarsh - Casey's mini-me
Unicheck, YouTube, Quizlet (not used much)
TasTAFE is the Tasmanian Government’s vocational education and training organisation and is the largest vocational education and training provider in Tasmania.
Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) renewed TasTAFE’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registration for seven years, until 29 June 2026
Approx. 800 Staff
Wide ranging student cohort from re-engagement and pathway training to professionals seeking high level qualifications to increase career opportunities.
We offer over 250 qualifications, from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma, as well as short courses and pre-vocational programs. Scope of registration details
TasTAFE has twelve campuses within Tasmania and a number of international joint venture operations.
Both Accredited and non-accredited
EBS BASIS full integration with Canvas. Single sign on.
Fully Implemented: eLearning Teams continues to refine learning and assessment content. Exploring LTIs to enhance the student experience
eLearning Team (see Roles above) have responsibility for both:
- maintaining Canvas as TasTAFE’s chosen LMS and
- developing and implementing learning and assessment with Canvas.
The majority of courses are at Qualification level, however there are some variations to suit organisational requirements.
Unicheck, YouTube, Office 365, Vimeo, Clickview, Dropbox and a number of proprietary LTIs.
My situation is a little bit different because I'm not with an RTO at the moment, I am a Canvas partner who is a consultant to work with RTOs in their course development - therefore I have removed some of the information below.
About our Canvas setup:
My organisation: MADEC Australia
My role: Instructional designer
Background and location: MADEC Australia is a NFP and has offices around Australia, predominantly Victoria and South Australia both regional and metro. MADEC operates in the RTO space along with employment services and labour hire.
Contract type: State Govt funding, private/public contracts, FFS
Org size: not sure, pretty big
Student numbers: 1000+
Cohort type/characteristics: school students, jobseekers, existing workers upskilling
What's on scope: Community services, Business, Hospitality , Retail, Ag, Hort, FSK
Delivery locations: as above
Delivery method (face-to-face/online/blended): Blended
Delivery type (accredited vs non-accredited): Mostly accredited, some non
Student Management System and if integrated with Canvas: VETtrack, not integrated but praying to the parking gods it will be one day
Time with Canvas: 4 months
Stage of development/maturity: infancy
Previous system (if applicable): nil here
Team delivering Canvas (who's responsible for what?): me and some support from admin
Course design structure (Course = Qualification, Course = UOC, Course = Cluster or combination): course = UoC
LTIs used: Redirect, Studio, badgr, SCORM
My Organization: AppleTree Connection
My role: Owner/ Director
Background and location: AppleTree Connection trains mentors and empowers professionals, families and school personnel to influency positive behavior change globally.
Org size: 1 full time employee, VAs, project-based contractors, Student TAs
Student numbers: 300+
Cohort type/characteristics: undergrad psych majors, career seekers, continuing education for BACB
What's on scope: ABA, RBT, BCBA, career placement, employer recruiting within cohort
Delivery locations: Orlando
Delivery method (face-to-face/online/blended): Blended, face to face, online
Delivery type (accredited vs non-accredited): Non
Student Management System and if integrated with Canvas: n/a
Time with Canvas: 4 years
Stage of development/maturity: Maturity, evolving, adding new
Previous system (if applicable): nothing previous, tried Edvance360, came back to Canvas
Team delivering Canvas (who's responsible for what?): myself, instructors, admin
Course design structure (Course = Qualification, Course = UOC, Course = Cluster or combination): ?
LTIs used: none at this time, exploring SCORM, kahoot