seatGEN is proud to announce that it has become IMS Global Certified. This certification is a measure of LTI Compliance, and seatGEN is very proud to have earned this recognition. The LTI certification means that seatGEN integrates with the Canvas and other learning management platforms. Through the integration, classroom faculty can allow students to self-select their seats before classes start. The process works much like when customers book their seat on an airplane before a flight or choose a seat at a concert. Alternatively, faculty can assign seats to students in advance. Or the faculty member can follow the traditional method of distributing a paper seating chart to the students to record where they are sitting. The electronic version of that chart is created later. Regardless of the approach, the software facilitates student engagement and participation while the professor can better track attendance and class participation.
The major advantage that seatGEN has over its competitors is its ease of use and quick implementation. Once installed, a professor or faculty assistant can drag and drop student photos into the correct places with ease. This interface was specifically designed to reduce the need for IT involvement and support. The Canvas integration is built with the express goal of providing direct access from within a course page to the professor and students. The software also works for events, where a large number of people will be seated in an auditorium or another large venue.
seatGEN also partners with various other learning management systems: it is not exclusive to Canvas. It can integrate with virtually any system using Learning Tools Interoperability, or LTI, including Blackboard, Moodle, Brightspace – Desire2Learn, Sakai, and more. Interested universities are encouraged to sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial at seatgen.com, where they can use either sample data or their own, and access over 220 pre-formatted classroom layouts to create seating charts within minutes.