Course cards look very cool, modern and clean and is one of the most elegant course catalogue looks I've come across.
Session and coursework building is simple, quick and efficient.
Excellent communication features. We use the individual and group messages with students a lot. And students love to use these too since they have very familiar look and feel like popular social messaging apps.
The Course Galley feature is very cool. This was our first step to encourage students to engage in peer assessment. Once they got used to commenting or liking a peer's work on the gallery, they were able to do more detailed and criteria referenced peer assessment.
The entire faculty team love the announcement feature, especially the ability to schedule any number of future announcements. We use them a lot to remind students to keep up with learning tasks, due dates, etc. All it takes is an hour at the beginning to the term to set up the entire messaging for the term (with planning of course!)
Automatic grading of quizzes is a huge time saver, especially for classes with peak student numbers. We even run final exams in full automation by programming the start time, end time and fully automatic grading.
In-video quizzes is simply awesome. Helps heaps to make videos into interactive learning tools with very simple quiz setup. This is a gem.
And finally, the folks at Kadenze work with us (you) to solve challenges and to roll out features. Kadenze doesn't treat us like another client, we feel we are in a learning technology partnership, and that gives us the confidence to disrupt course delivery practices and effect change.
A faster server would be great (we can never get enough speed, can we?! :) ). Also, a deeper drill down of individual student engagement analytics would be awesome. We believe this is in the works. The App version of the Kannu is awaited. Though the mobile version of Kannu works/feels almost like an app, ability to send push notifications, etc. would be awesome. We would have loved to have the ability to lock/release individual sessions based on completion of the previous lesson in the sequence (and not just by time/date).
Kannu is suitable for media rich and student centric course delivery. It has a reasonable learning curve, so you might want to make the best use of the demo period by getting your instructional design leads / course authors to really build and deploy a micro course to familiarise with the workflow.
Blended delivery of on-campus courses helped reduce tutorial time. It is also helping to reduce the time spent on grading standardised assessments.
We rolled out bite sized online courses that cater to a large segment of learners who could not come to our campus. This helped us make education accessible and affordable.