As part of efforts to meetup with the academic calendar and also ensure that students of Edo University Iyamho, graduate within the expected time, the institution has moved on with online teaching and learning as the menace of covid19 persists.
As contained in a circular signed by the registrar of the university, Dr.Isoken Ogboro, the launching of the CANVAS Learning Management system (LMS) and Academic Information Systems (AIS) became necessary for the purpose of online teaching and learning. Prior to this notice to all staff of the university, students and their parents, the online academic activities was scheduled to begin on May 4,2020
“The CANVAS LMS is a digital evolving platform, offering staff as well as students the opportunity to have similar classroom interactions. Teaching and learning is achieved here through computerized means involving the use of devices like smartphones or laptops by the students and staff to access information.
The online interaction is designed in such a way that accommodates up to 100 participants, each of students and staff in lectures or video conferencing.
Global statistics record 70 per cent users of this Ivy League LMS, with Edo University enlisted the only university in the West Africa that operates Ivy League LMS,
“Acquired in the first semester of the 2018/2019 academic session and launched in January 2019 by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who was represented by Prof Ifeoma Isiugbo-Abanihe, the platform has been in use in the university for more than a year, with both lecturers and students enrolled fully on the platform,” as contained in a statement.
“Through the CANVAS LMS, parents can evaluate the academic performance of their wards, thus making the initiative more resourceful.
The university would soon commence the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session online, in line with plans to prevent late graduation of the students.
“The university library, is equipped with e-resources and is easily accessible to students during this period of lockdown from the comfort of their homes.”
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof.Emmanuel Aluyor, also assured the students of efficient service, as the institution would offer her staff continuous training and acquaintance on the use of the modern technology.