Distance Education Pioneer EDUKAN Partners with Canvas LMS for all 2016 Fall Courses

Award-winning EDUKAN has chosen Canvas for its next generation, consortium-wide learning management system (LMS) to meet the needs of today’s online student.

EDUKAN, leader in distance education for college students since 1998, has selected the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) by Instructure, a cloud-based, open-source LMS as the consortium’s platform for course management.

Canvas was selected after a comprehensive evaluation of best-in-class learning management options available, keeping a focus on the needs of today’s college student to be mobile accessible, collaborative, and user-friendly; while offering the faculty a simple architecture for course content creation and delivery.

“The move to Canvas represents an opportunity for EDUKAN to continue to provide the best possible learning experience for our online students using leading edge resources,” said Esther Lahargoue, EDUKAN’s Chief Executive Officer. “The easy to navigate structure underscores our criteria that technology should blend into the background for the online learner to allow the sole focus to remain on knowledge transfer and acquisition.”

Conversion to the new LMS has begun with full transition completion targeted for all Fall 2016 courses. The on-time project implementation and seamless roll-out is a testament to the efforts of the EDUKAN staff and faculty, as well as the Canvas project team.

EDUKAN’s distance education students will also benefit from the broad range of educational tools and resources provided by Canvas which are accessible via desktops, laptops and mobile devices, making online learning that much more appealing as an option to achieve their educational goals.


EDUKAN provides access to quality, affordable, higher education online courses for students pursuing college degrees, certificates or individual courses. Founded in 1998, EDUKAN has been helping students who are returning to complete a degree, high school students looking for early college credit, students needing a flexible schedule or specific courses to complete their degree path, or people looking to make a career change. EDUKAN courses are all accredited through our consortium of Kansas learning institutions with excellent reputations and long histories helping students achieve their educational goals. EDUKAN Consortium member institutions are: Barton Community College, in Great Bend; Colby Community College, in Colby; Dodge City Community College, in Dodge City; Garden City Community College, in Garden City; Pratt Community College, in Pratt; and Seward County Community College, in Liberal. For more information, please visit https://edukan.edu.