Learning Management System

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.

 

Students enroll in the course via Student Information System (SIS is available via http://sis.skoltech.ru).

 Education Department provides training to support faculties to use Canvas actively. Please, contact Boris Kheyfets  .