Excel Education Systems Innovates With Canvas LMS


Excel Education Systems, one of the nation’s largest accredited online high school systems has announced a strategic partnership with Canvas LMS (learning management system.) The Excel School Board spent several months exploring innovative LMS options that will help to meet the school’s vision of delivering a world-class, accredited high school curriculum for the online high school district. Excel sought to identify the best service provider, which will allow Excel’s students to master learning outcomes and to be well prepared for employment and college.

The Excel School System is making a significant financial investment into curriculum updates to ensure that district schools are meeting national standards, and preparing students for success in university.  It has always been the goal of Excel schools to utilize the latest and best technologies available, to serve our students with an exceptional online learning experience.

For new online learners, the Canvas LMS will provide for a user-friendly transition from the traditional classroom to an online classroom. As education technology evolves, Excel continues to partner with companies such as Canvas to deliver the best and most relevant educational services for our online students. Integrating Canvas into our school system will give our instructors access tools which will significantly improve teaching and learning for the 21-st century learner.

Excel Schools serve approximately 4,000 students annually. Excel’s online student population resides in all 50-States and in many other nations around the world. Students from every walk of life appreciate the convenience and affordability of attending Excel Schools. Rod Clarkson, Excel’s CEO was quoted by saying: “The integration of the Canvas LMS will improve our student’s learning experience significantly.  We are excited about what our partnership with Canvas and for what this means for our students and staff.”

Excel plans to launch the Canvas LMS in January of 2016, where all students will be migrated over to the new learning management platform. The Canvas LMS platform is used by accredited schools, districts, colleges and universities all over the US and Internationally.  Excel believes that Canvas offers a word-class LMS.

About Excel Education Systems:

Excel Education Systems is a school district that offers accredited online high school programs for a global student population of learners in need of an alternative to the traditional high school model. Excel is comprised of a high school division (Excel High School, Northgate Academy, a college division, Excel College and is a digital curriculum provider for schools, districts in requiring a standard’s based online curriculum.

About Canvas LMS/ Instructure, Inc.

Instructure, Inc. is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes smart software that makes people smarter. Its cloud-based Canvas learning management system (LMS) has connected more than 18 million teachers and learners at more than 1,200 K-12 and higher education institutions throughout the world. Because learning doesn’t end after graduation, Instructure also offers Bridge, the modern learning and engagement platform that enables organizations of every kind to engage with employees by measuring and improving employee sentiment, alignment and knowledge in real time. Learn more at www.Instructure.com

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