See What Educators Love About Cirrus

Paradigm’s Cloud-based Learning Environment for Microsoft Office 365 and Computer Concepts

Cirrus reimagines how digital literacy skills are taught and learned and eliminates the barriers that prevent students from completing their courses and successfully applying those skills.

We recently surveyed instructors using Cirrus to learn more about their experiences. Here’s what they said about the learning environment.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the student experience with hands-on learning and that’s what Cirrus does. The Cirrus program has improved our ability to teach.”
—Nate Akins, Chattahoochee Technical College

“On Day One, the students were able to have access to all of the digital resources. I integrated Cirrus into Canvas, and so with the help of onboarding—on that very first day—we already had all of the assignments in, which included the eBook. A great thing about having the eBook is that no matter what, there are no excuses. As long as there is Internet access, the students have access to the assignment, (and) to all of the requirements…I have been very pleased with my product adoption.”
—Mia Moore, Clark Atlanta University

“I love the organization of Cirrus and also the large selection of opportunities to present to students.”
—Wanda Stuparits, Lanier Technical College

“Exercises that walk students through completing the tasks. I have taught this course face-to-face and fully online. The online students sometimes struggle with tasks. Having the activities that walk the students through the tasks is great!”
—Amanda Webster, Weber State University, on her favorite feature in Cirrus

“The students that do the work and want to learn are getting very good grades…I know several students who would be struggling if they were depending on reading and understanding the text on their own or depending only on lectures. Two students in particular have 95%+ grades and I know it is because of the practice and tutorials and all of the exercises we include in required homework. Plus, their overall confidence is high.”
—Karla Brown, Southwestern Illinois College

“I feel that my students know the material better than they did when I was just using the paper textbook. I like the interactivity and I feel that my curriculum goals are being met better than ever before.”
—Dan Swadley, Drury University  

“Data is there instantly.”
—Shasta Bennett, Olney Central College, on what she likes about LTI  

“Easy to work with.”
—Sue, Central State, on what she likes about LTI  

“All assignments are on the cloud. The first semester I have very few students lost and that has nothing to do with Paradigm. Thank you!”
—Maria Mobasseri, Parkland College

“Instant feedback. Students retain better when they can see what they did wrong and immediately correct.”
—Kathy Coleman, Chattahoochee Technical College, on her favorite feature of Cirrus

“The items are auto graded which gives us more consistency in grading and more time to address student concerns.”
—Joan Johnson, Lake-Sumter State College

“Tutorials, skills check, concept check, as well as the unit performance assessment. Students are able to understand much quicker as they perform each task.”
—Bobby Sutton, Atlanta Technical College, on his favorite feature of Cirrus

“The how-to videos and the step by steps for each of the task steps has been really great. Students who have used SNAP before have been much happier with Cirrus so far.”
—Elizabeth Teague, Laurel Technical Institute

“The Watch and Learns have been most helpful. Everyone’s been so supportive. Fabulous experience.”
—Diane Smith, Henry Ford College

“Pilot was smooth and perfect…Really like the Watch and Learns—especially for adult learners. It shares a more intimate experience with the content…Love the video, love the content, love that the book content is right at your fingertips.”
—Torie Quismondo, Fayetteville Tech

Learn more about Cirrus

Powered by Paradigm, Cirrus is the next-generation learning solution for Microsoft® Office 365 for 2019 and computer concepts. Cirrus seamlessly delivers complete course content in a cloud-based learning environment that puts students on the fast-track to success on Day One.

Rising above status quo training and assessment platforms, Cirrus delivers a personalized digital learning experience, providing a suite of tools to help students develop skills mastery.

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