Free Swift Coding Curriculum Added to Canvas Commons

Instructors can now freely access "App Development with Swift" through the Canvas Commons. The course includes lessons, teacher guides and developer tools for use in the classroom.

Canvas Commons is a digital library that helps educators find, import and share resources through the learning management software, Instructure Canvas. Swift is an Apple programming language used to create apps.

The curriculum, which has been available as a free download on Apple Books, is designed to teach high school and college students how to develop an app. The course begins with basics about iOS development tools, programming concepts and industry best practices. Then students work through guided projects. The 51 lessons work as a full-year course for high school or as a one-semester college course.

"By introducing basic programming concepts using Swift, learners are able to follow a step-by-step curriculum, work through practical exercises, and create apps from scratch - helping today's students learn skills for tomorrow's careers," said Tara Gunter, VP of partnerships at Instructure, in a statement.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.