Climate Control: Building an Ecosystem around Canvas

Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30PM–5:20PM | Room 551
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Standard Presentation
How do you take a cloud-based system and leverage it to meet the unique pedagogical and administrative needs of a complex higher ed institution? In this session, presenters will review how Harvard Business School created an ecosystem of custom tools and processes to augment Canvas. Attendees will learn about HBS's strategic approach to embracing vendor-provided solutions in lieu of custom-built applications. Leveraging instructional design consultations, community engagement, and sustainable customizations to the platform. During the presentation, we will discuss the challenges and lessons learned along the way and how those may be applied at other institutions.

Outcomes: Define HBS's strategic approach to implementing cloud-based software * Explore the lessons learned during HBS's implementation of Canvas and take these lessons with you


  • Kara Amana

    Manager, Learning Technology Services, Harvard Business School
  • Andy Hyde

Resources & Downloads

  • Climate Control_slides

    2 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/26/2024