Canvas is doing more harm than good
I believe that using Canvas/Instructure as a primary teaching platform is not working. I can understand the appeal to teachers to be able to just make assignments and cite videos for us to watch. This makes it a whole lot less stressful on the teacher, but where there is leisure and comfort for teachers, many of the student’s grades are being affected negatively. I think that used correctly, this website could be very useful as a teacher’s supplement. As it is being used now, students are overwhelmed trying to keep account of too many assignments. The website is showing zeros for assignments that I was never instructed to complete. On top of that, even when I am assigned assignments, there are so many assignments showing (including completed, due, and future assignments) that it stresses me out just to log onto the website. If you think that Canvas should be removed from our teaching platform and we should go back to vocal lessons by the teacher and paper assignments handed out daily as assigned, or at least have the Canvas/Instructure simplified, then sign your name below. If you know another student who may have constructive opinions to share, invite them to our discussion.