The Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) is collaborating with Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company, to provide statewide access for all public K–12 districts and charter schools to Canvaslearning management system (LMS). UETN will offer the online learning platform to every teacher, administrator, parent and student in Utah to enhance K–12 instruction. UETN will cover the cost of Canvas subscriptions for the 2017–18 school year.
Canvas by Instructure provides tools such as real-time chats, audio and video messages, collaborative workspaces and course updates by email, text or social media. Accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device, Canvas provides 24/7 access to an online platform, in which parents and students can check attendance, track grades and stay in close communication with teachers.