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Published On: Mon, Feb 10th, 2020

Edo Varsity deploys smart boards, trains staff on CANVAS

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

Edo State University, Iyamho, Edo State has deployed smart boards for teaching and learning in bid to build knowledge gap and build capacity of Staff and students.
To boost productivity and build capacity of Staff, the management of the institution has organized a training workshop for its Staff.
The Vice Chancellor Edo University Iyamho, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, spoke at the training workshop organized by the University for staff on the use of CANVAS LMS/AIS and Smart/Electronic boards.
CANVAS LMS is an online platform, which creates an interaction between the students and teachers.
Prof. Aluyor, tasked the Staff of the University to brace up to emerging trends in the academia.
The VC, urged the beneficiaries of the workshop to be innovative and contribute meaningfully towards the development of the University.
He stressed that the training of personnel will be a regular exercise with a caution to the trainees to go beyond their comfort zone for optimal productivity.
The VC said that the university was the first in West Africa to have acquired the CANVAS Learning Management System (LMS) and now the Academic Information System (AIS).
Also speaking at the training, the Chairman of Edo University Iyamho Learning Management Committee, Dr. Akinyola Olayinka, said that the CANVAS LMS/AIS is beneficial to both the staff, students and the university at large in the modern days teaching and learning environment.
He spoke on the topic: Edo University Iyamho CANVAS LMS – Overview and course set, defined CANVAS LMS as a learning Management system that makes learning possible.
On his part, Dr. Wilson Nwankwo, an associate Prof. in the Department of Computer Science, Edo University Iyamho said that the Academic Information System (AIS), was an integrated system, providing computerized learning platform for both the lecturers and the students of higher learning.

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