A noticeable majority of college students feel COVID-19 has negatively impacted their studies and academic success, according to a new report from learning management system provider Canvas.

Nearly 70 percent of college students in The State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education say they feel they are falling behind on their studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, the socioeconomic disparities among students have been significantly heightened during the pandemic and threaten student engagement and success.

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The report reveals changing views among higher education students and administrators around academic success and engagement. The new report was issued by Instructure, the makers of Canvas, based on a survey it commissioned from Hanover Research.

The research shows that college and university students increasingly define their success as students based on their preparation for the workforce. In light of the global pandemic, nearly 80 percent of students identified work preparedness as the number one priority as they work toward graduation.

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