McGraw-Hill Connect to embed in Canvas LMS by end of month

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McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect, a higher education digital learning platform, will offer integration with Canvas, a learning management system, the companies announced Wednesday.

Officials say the move allows for a more “elegant” experience for students and teachers who use Canvas to assign homework, send grades and manage higher education classroom activities and logistics.

The change will happen by the end of the month, according to officials commenting in a press release.

“At colleges that use Canvas, students will be able to interact with and benefit from all of Connect’s powerful adaptive tools and content – from SmartBook to LearnSmart – without ever leaving Canvas’ powerful learning management system,” said Sally Shankland, president of McGraw-Hill Education’s Higher Education group.

The decision is also indicative, she said, of “McGraw-Hill Education’s deep commitment to open standards and to working with partners across the industry to improve the learning experience for all students.”

Users can go back and forth seamlessly between the two platforms, moving between modules and assignments with ease. Canvas allows students to access an analytics dashboard and complete their assignments through a SmartBook adaptive reading experience.

“Our goal has always been to make learning experiences more impactful and efficient for students – and the integration of McGraw-Hill Connect with Canvas will do just that,” said Melissa Loble, vice president of Platform and Partnerships at Canvas. “Thousands of our users are also Connect users, and it just makes sense for us to work together to make their experience with both more seamless.”

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