Mitch BensonInstructureSince the last time the roadmap was discussed (last year):
- Minutes of downtime
- 17 releases
- Dozens of user group engagements
- 160+ major features
- Hundreds of days spent with users
- 300+ accessibility issues resolved
- Thousands of community submissions
- 1500+ defects remedied
It’s great to see a slide that outlines the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) for Canvas. After the SDLC slide, there are a number of trends that Instructure takes into consideration, including
- Learning is unbound by time and place
- Individualized and differentiated
- More open & transparent
- And more!
“Technology shouldn’t exacerbate learning.”
- Master courses
- Data and live events
Master courses is something that I’m most interested in and can’t wait until they’re released. I’m also hoping that the master courses are not stored in the Admin > Courses section. I’ve found that with tons of courses, that list gets long and cumbersome.
Individually relevant and engaging experiences
- Mastery paths
- Mobile app suite
So I think that the mastery paths is a great idea, but I’m curious as to how instructors are going to use them. I understand the purpose, but wonder if the paths will add additional work for the instructors to create remedial/extra assignments.
- Office 365
- Google Apps for Education
- Integration and interoperability
- LTI tools
I’ve given my thoughts on a lot of these different topics, so I’m going to skip my commentary here.To see where Instructure is with the topics discussed above, here is an image of the roadmap:https://twitter.com/surely_you_jest/status/756242549300350976
I think that, based on the content and audience turnout, this session should have been a keynote. There is so much great stuff here that Instructure is working on that it’s hard to prioritize from a consumer perspective. I’m glad that they’ve done the prioritization for us!