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Scarlet Canvas: Public-facing, online, Learning Management System (LMS)

OSU Extension has completed the migration from Carmen Canvas to Scarlet Canvas during the pandemic. This image below illustrates what the menu and course listing looks like in Scarlet Canvas. We have made available a learning management system platform that allows us to create courses that our clientele can log into; and we also will have a course catalog as we build Extension courses. The system also accepts online credit card payments through Cybersource (thanks to the work of Jesse Buxton). We also are in the process of adding a remote proctoring feature for courses where exam integrity must be ensured (including youth where parent/guardian permission has been granted). 

Our initial virtual learning activities included: state-level animal science skillathons (seven separate courses enrolling approximately 1,077 youth); fertilizer applicator recertification (127 adults); private pesticide applicator recertification (17 adults); and commercial pesticide applicator certification (430 adults). There’s more to come! For more information, send an email to