GTCC Adheres to Census Data Compliance with Canvas LMS & IntelliBoard Pro
Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is a comprehensive, public two-year college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The College focuses on training and retraining Guilford County’s workforce and preparing students for further education.
GTCC offers more than 80 programs of study leading to associate degrees, certificates or diplomas, hundreds of professional development and personal enrichment courses, adult education classes, and workforce training for business and industry.
GTCC serves approximately 27,500 students annually. While the majority of GTCC’s credit students are from Guilford County in North Carolina, the College also enrolls students from surrounding counties, several states, and more than 81 foreign countries.
In 2021, Guilford Tech moved to Canvas as their LMS, transitioning from Moodle, but the need to comply with the census report remained.
While they liked Canvas as LMS, one of the downsides was the built-in reporting function, which did not allow them to run the type of census report they were looking for. Generating this report via Canvas data API, and conducting additional programming, would have been a time-consuming task they did not want to undertake.
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IntelliBoard has allowed the auditing department to pull any census report for any course and any semester. Faculty also pull their own census reports within Canvas, allowing them to gather their own data easily and efficiently.
There are 58 schools within North Carolina’s Community College System, four of which use Canvas as an LMS. In the future, GTCC hopes to see the four schools collaborate and gain cohesiveness so that when new schools move to Canvas, there is pre-existing application infrastructure and reporting.
Guilford Tech plans to work with the IntelliBoard team to share reports with different schools in the NCCC System so that different institutions that use Canvas are able to benefit from the data and experience of GTCC.