Distance Learning at Lindenwood University During COVID-19

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing TJ Rains from Lindenwood University. TJ is the VP of Information Technology and Lindenwood’s Chief Information Officer.

Lindenwood utilizes a Learning Management System (LMS) called Canvas during a normal semester. During the Spring 2020 semester, Lindenwood leaned heavily on Canvas as the entire University went to a completely online distance learning format.

I asked TJ about Lindenwood’s strategy and game plan during this shift as well as his thoughts about how Instructure, the company that created Canvas, was supporting Lindenwood during this dramatic shift in the learning landscape.