Give students better courses by improving the quality, consistency and accessibility of your course content while enabling your instructional designers and instructors to do more in less time.
Rapidly build course shells and painlessly create and style the content in your courses.
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Give your students better Canvas courses with DesignPLUS: Design Tools for Canvas. Created to significantly cut the time it takes to develop a course in Canvas, DesignPLUS enables you to rapidly build course shells and painlessly build and style high quality content in your course.
They improve the quality, consistency and accessibility of your courses providing your students with a better experience while allowing your instructional designers and instructors to do more in less time.
DesignPLUS includes the Content Editor Toolbox, the Multi-Tool and the Upload/Embed Image Tool as part of a single SaaS subscription.
The tools are integrated with Canvas via a combination of LTI and the Canvas API. The tools can be made widely available or limited to specific users or specific roles making roll-out a breeze.
The Multi-Tool helps you rapidly scaffold a course shell. Use the template page tool to create home and template pages.
Module builder sets up your module pattern and uses the Canvas API to create all associated artifacts (quizzes, assignments, discussions, and pages) in one step.
The due date modifier lets you manage assignment dates from a single screen.
It's a real time-saver.
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These include 2 Functional User Trainings, both 90 minutes and covering the basic (Training 1) and intermediate/advanced (Training 2) levels of DesignPLUS. A 60 minute admin training is also included.
A one-time training and implementation fee is charged for these services.
DesignPLUS is provided as a SaaS subscription with the annual subscription price based on student enrollments (FTE) or student count (K-12) of the organization or unit that will use the tools. We will work with you to come up with a roll out plan that meets your needs, with pricing to match. We also offer discounts for multiple year and multiple product contracts. Implementation and training fees are additional in the first year. Contact us for specific details.
These tools can be installed at the Canvas root account or in any sub-account within your Canvas instance.
DesignPLUS offers multiple ways to control access to the tools to help with the roll out of the tools.
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Research has shown that a well-designed course promotes a positive user experience. In this video, we’ll use DesignPLUS to transform the look and feel of a basic course.
When it comes to online courses, beauty is more than skin deep. Studies have shown that the aesthetics of an online course are important factors in motivating students to engage and persist in the learning process.