11trees Announces Canopy, the Discussion Forum Engagement Solution for Canvas LMS
Austin, TX – July 8, 2019 –11trees LLC, an EdTech company helping scale 1-to-1 engagement, today announced the general availability of Canopy, a cloud solution that helps instructors effectively manage online discussion forums in the Canvas LMS. Canopy is a single-purpose solution that helps instructors lead and moderate online discussion forums, removing much of the repetitive and mundane work and freeing time for learner engagement.
“Much of online education takes place in discussion forums, which is a writing teacher’s dream,” said Andrew McCann, founder of 11trees. “But discussions in the LMS are typically not set up for an instructor’s workflow; it takes thousands of clicks and scrolls to properly moderate an online discussion and engage learners.”
Many instructors keep manual spreadsheets to track their responses to students, attempting to gauge student involvement across the breadth of a course. Canopy transforms the raw material of a course’s discussion activity into a format instructors can use to be more productive and engaging.
“Canopy gives instructors the views and tools they’ve been wanting for years,” continued McCann. “They can zoom around an entire course’s discussion posts without a single click and respond from inside Canopy.” Canopy highlights the instructor’s last response to the student and, most crucially, responses to the instructor from the student that remain unanswered.
“Canopy is just getting started and we welcome early clients who can help us build out a compelling, instructor-centric solution to help scale engagement and personalization, which is more crucial than ever to student success” said McCann.
Canopy requires an integration with Canvas, includes a thirty day free trial, and is affordably priced for organizations of all sizes using the Canvas LMS.
11trees builds teacher productivity and student engagement solutions for the Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, and Canvas Learning Management System ecosystems. Our goal is to make feedback easier to create, to be more impactful, and to help students succeed by holding them accountable to that feedback. We support students with engagement, motivation, and skill-building tools to help them persist and succeed.