Bobby Pedersen

How can we best set up individual learning plans for learners within Canvas?

Discussion created by Bobby Pedersen Champion on Oct 5, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 by Laura Gibbs

At the recent CanvasCon in Sydney we were asked a series of questions. As there was not enough time to answer them all live we have begun a series attempting to answer a few here. 


But Community is all about people, your input to the discussions will assist everyone so much, so please feel free to add your thoughts and experiences.


How can we best set up individual learning plans for learners within Canvas?

I’ve heard of a few ways of addressing this.

It does depend on the plan. But some options could be:

  • Setting up a course with the individual student in it to work with the teacher aid while supervised by the class teacher.
  • Setting up a course with a group of students to work with a specialist or teacher aide.
  • Have teacher aides in your class course to work with students in a group or on individual tasks.
  • Have teacher aides, and the teacher in charge of Support, in a course where resources, plans, and timetables are kept. Also space to collaborate or discuss/problem solve.
  • Having parents involved as observers will assist them in keeping up to date with what is happening with their child, and possible opportunities to engage their child at home with their learning.

Many thanks to Scott Dennis for his support during CanvasCon and this Canvascon Q&AStuart Ryan and Jayde Colquhoun fellow panelists, and the wonderful Barrett Doran for being the MC. 


If you have a different idea please share!