iLearnNH is an initiative of the NH Department of Education, in conjunction with the University System of New Hampshire, whose mission is to connect teachers and students by providing a standard Learning Management System (LMS) platform for NH K-12 schools.
Public, private, and charter K-12 schools in New Hampshire that opt into the program receive licensing for access to the Canvas LMS by Instructure, the Kaltura platform for media hosting, and Zoom video conferencing. In addition, schools will receive support resources in the initial setup and configuration of the tools, training for teachers and technical staff, and ongoing support for integrating the capabilities and best practices of each platform.
Every School Administrative Unit (SAU) or school runs and manages their own instances of the Canvas LMS. All of the instances under iLearnNH are integrated within a New Hampshire consortium that will enable access and sharing between different SAUs or schools.
“Through iLearnNH, we can expand capability in K-12 classrooms across New Hampshire at no cost to local school districts.” Stephen Appleby, Director of the Division of Educator Support and Higher Education with DOE
In July 2020, the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) announced that it had received a three-year, $6.2 million grant to build a new program called iLearnNH. Since then, the NH DOE and University System of New Hampshire (USNH) have joined together to launch the initial iLearnNH cohorts, built a new team of six professionals with experience in K-12 education, teacher training, and ed tech tools, and rolled out three free tools for New Hampshire schools: the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), Kaltura video management platform, and Zoom video conferencing service.
The iLearnNH team is passionate about serving teachers and students in New Hampshire. Comprised of former teachers, trainers, administrators, managers, and mentors, they combine a diverse skill-set in order to better serve and connect the iLearnNH community.