Virtual Learning Platform
Online Learning Platform Introduction
Welcome to the Canvas Learning Management System, a robust online learning platform that puts your education at your fingertips. As a student of NECB, you will be able to take advantage of the many features of Canvas in your own classes.
At the beginning of your online degree program, you will be able to participate in an orientation webinar that introduces you to the course and teaches you how to navigate the system. If you need help while you are in your course, Canvas Guides and navigational videos are available through the Help button.
Your courses will be introduced through a home screen that includes your syllabus, your upcoming assignments, and comments from your instructor. Weekly lessons are accessed by clicking on the Modules tab on the left navigation bar, allowing you the opportunity to see what will be expected of you in each week of your course.
When you choose the weekly module you are working on, you will receive the lesson components, including:
- Learning outcomes
- Asynchronous threaded discussion
Each component of your week and lesson drives the course material and information home through a variety of channels in an effort to help you maximize your learning experience.
The discussion board is asynchronous, allowing you to keep up with multiple threads of discussion, even in real time. You will be able to enjoy video lectures and broadcasts and discuss them with your fellow students and faculty. All lectures and videos are archived, allowing you to go back and review them at any time.
Rubrics are embedded in every assignment and discussion board so that you can easily see how the instructor will grade your work. Canvas even provides students with group collaboration tools and recent activity feeds to keep you up-to-date on events in your course.
From anywhere in your course, you will be able to access our robust online library. It has a wealth of databases and tools so that you can conduct effective online research.
Finally, our gradebook offers you immediate, direct feedback. The gradebook provides you with a wealth of information from time on task to grades earned to upcoming items. You will find up-to-date performance data about how you are doing at any given time during the course.
Canvas is browser based, so you can access it on any device that accesses the internet: that means your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, tablet, or Smartphone. There’s even an iPhone/iPad/Smartphone app! The Canvas learning management system allows you access to relevant support, relevant education and relevant materials, all at the click of a button.
Learn more about our online learning platform by watching this webinar, AN INSIDE LOOK AT ONLINE LEARNING, produced by NECB and moderated by Dennis Madigan, JD, CFP and Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPLP. The webinar includes insights on:
- Defining online learning
- Who uses online learning
- Examples of online learning