Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.
Skoltech uses the learning management system (LMS), Canvas, as an instrument for communication between students and faculty in order to encourage teaching and learning activities https://skoltech.instructure.com/login/ldap.
LMS Canvas provides instructors a place to
share files and message students enrolled to the course,
create web-based activities such as online assignments, quizzes, and discussions,
describe assessment criteria and grade assignments,
reviewing student submissions in case of a final grade appeal by the student,
give direct links to textbooks requested by instructor and purchased by the library are also added to the course account at LMS by the Education Office,
track students’ attendance (if needs to be),
compute students’ final grade based on student performance in the course,
setup once instructor can re-use course account as a starting template in the following years.
Students benefit from LMS in several ways:
it shows a list of approaching deadlines on login,
student sees everything related to a course in a single place,
all rules related to the course assessment are clear, transparent and available 24/7,
LMS allows to see the final grade student is going to get as the course runs,
students can communicate via chats and discussions.