Patricia Louise Carlos – SOCSCI 1
Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) created to aid students and educators to make studying easier and more convenient. It is used by professors to give softcopies of their modules to students for advance reading, reviewing, and further understanding of the lessons. It was also conveniently used by the students to pass their outputs to their professors.
In this modernized way of teaching and learning, Arth Noe Pagtalunan, a BSIT 2nd year student, shared that he prefers using LMS than the conventional way of printing and passing their outputs.“Mas gusto ko na po mag-pass thru Canvas. May tendency kasi na mawala yung hardcopy mo at less gastos na din sa print.” When asked about his thoughts from the previous LMS of Baliuag University, he said that he was satisfied with its performance; but compared to Canvas, Maria Angelica dela Cruz, BSIT 2nd year student said that Canvas is more organized. It has a feature that separates files depending on the subject. Pagtalunan added that this feature of Canvas makes it easier for them to look for files that they need.
With the arrival of Canvas, students were asked to pay for the access of their accounts. Dela Cruz said that they were shocked at first; but when they were able to experience it, she said that it is worth the pay. Pagtalunan said that through Canvas, the students were able to practice fairness and honesty among the students and their professors. He shared that they were asked to answer a quiz for 20 minutes thru Canvas, the rambled the questions to avoid cheating among students, the professors can also monitor the exact time the students passed his/her work, thus ensuring promptness of the students. Canvas uses a pointing scale for giving grades to students called “Speed Grader”, making it easier and faster for professors to check and give a corresponding grade.
Student-engagement is also significant when using Canvas. Dela Cruz and Pagtalunan shared that the University’s calendar of activities can be viewed on it, thus making them updated of the events in the university wherever they could be.
When asked how they would describe their Canvas experience, the students stated that it’s convenient, provides easy access to their files, and very handy through the Canvas phone application.
Studying could be difficult and draining, but it could be easier if we try to seek ways to improve our learning experience. Pagtalunan and Dela Cruz found Canvas convenient and useful to their learning process. What about you? How is your Canvas experience? Share it with us.